TD appeals to public to pay attention to latest traffic situation

     The Transport Department (TD) today (November 25) appealed to members of the public to pay attention to the traffic situation and the latest public transport service arrangement this morning before starting their journey.

     As at 6am today, the latest public transport situation is as follows:


     All MTR lines maintain services today. Except the Airport Express Line, the train service will end at 11pm.

     University station remains closed. From start of service, East Rail Line service will be provided between Hung Hom and Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chau stations (not stopping at University Station).

     Light Rail Route 751P is substituted by Route 706.  Light Rail Routes 614, 751 and 761P will be diverted. Route 751 will not stop at Chestwood and Yau Oi stops.

(II) Hung Hom Cross Harbour Tunnel

     Due to the damage to the facilities of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel (CHT), the tunnel remains closed.  Relevant departments have been carrying out urgent repair works in full steam.  Nearby road sections, including the junction of Chatham Road South, Cheong Wan Road and Austin Road, Austin Road between Cox's Road and Chatham Road South and Hong Chong Road (both bounds), are temporarily closed.

     To assist members of the public to commute, the TD has co-ordinated with franchised bus and ferry operators to strengthen services. Nine routes operating via CHT have been rerouted via Eastern Harbour Crossing (EHC), which include 101X, 107, 108, 111, 115, 116, 118 and 182, as well as 118P via Western Harbour Crossing.

     The service hours of the following two special free ferry routes are from 7am to 7pm, with peak frequency at 20-minute interval:
     (1) Between Ma Tau Kok Public Pier in Kowloon City and Wan Chai Public Pier (near Golden Bauhinia Square)
     (2) Between Hung Hom (South) Ferry Pier and Wan Chai Public Pier (near Golden Bauhinia Square)

     In view of the limited carrying capacity of the ferry services and to provide alternative for passengers, franchised bus operators will arrange special departures (Route 115) at Kowloon City Ferry Pier Bus Terminus via the EHC to Central.

     As traffic conditions and railway services may change within a short period of time, the TD urges commuters using public transport services to allow more travelling time and plan their journey in advance. Details of the latest traffic news are available at TD's website ( or mobile application "HKeMobility".

Ends/Monday, November 25, 2019
Issued at HKT 6:04