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TD appeals to members of public to use public transport to Lantau Island during New Year holiday
     The Transport Department (TD) today (December 30) said that in view of the likely upsurge in the number of visitors to Lantau Island for leisure and outings during the upcoming New Year holiday, the TD urged members of the public to use public transport and avoid driving private cars to Tung Chung town centre as far as possible.

     According to the TD's observation, the traffic flow to Lantau Island last Sunday (December 27) had significantly increased as compared with that during typical weekends. Most of the journeys were leisure trips made by private cars which brought an extra traffic load to areas in the vicinity of Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Tunnel (TM-CLK Tunnel) and Tung Chung town centre.

     The TD appealed to members of the public that there is no need to rush to drive their private cars to Lantau Island via the newly commissioned TM-CLK Tunnel and that they should use public transport as far as possible. As the parking spaces in Tung Chung town centre are limited, motorists can consider booking a parking space and parking their cars at the car parks at the Hong Kong Port of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Sunny Bay and Hong Kong Disneyland and interchange with MTR or bus services to Tung Chung. They are also strongly advised to secure a parking space before making a trip.

     The TD has requested relevant public transport operators, including the MTR and franchised bus companies, to closely monitor the change in passenger demand and consider strengthening services whenever necessary. The Police will step up traffic direction and diversion in the Tung Chung area, and will take rigorous enforcement action against illegal parking.

     For the latest traffic news, public transport and parking information, please visit the TD's homepage (www.td.gov.hk) or mobile App "HKeMobility".
Ends/Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:15
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