Special traffic and transport arrangements for "Hong Kong New Year Countdown Concert" at West Kowloon Cultural District

     The Transport Department (TD) today (December 28) reminded the public that the following special traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented in West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) and its vicinity to facilitate the "Hong Kong New Year Countdown Concert" event to be held at the Great Lawn of the Art Park in the WKCD on New Year's Eve (December 31). 
(A) Road closures

     The following road sections will be temporarily closed from about 6pm on December 31:
     * Museum Drive;
     * Cultural Drive;
     * A section of Nga Cheung Road at-grade northbound between Austin Road West and Jordan Road;
     *A section of Nga Cheung Road at-grade southbound between the entrance and exit of Kowloon Station Public Transport Interchange (PTI); and
     *A section of slip road of Austin Road West at-grade westbound leading to Museum Drive.
     The road closure shall be lifted by the Police depending on the on-site crowds and traffic conditions.
     During the road closure, the bus and green minibus bus (GMB) stops on Museum Drive and Nga Cheung Road and the bus stops on Austin Road West near Museum Drive will be suspended. At the same time, two GMB routes (Nos. 26D and 74D) connecting Kowloon Station and the WKCD will be suspended. Also, seven franchised bus routes (KMB route Nos. 8, 11, 203E, 215X, 280X, 281A and 296D) and four GMB routes (Nos. 26, 74, 74S and 77M) in the district will be diverted.
     In addition, the vehicle pick up/drop-off area outside Exit A, B and E of Kowloon Station and the taxi stand at Kowloon Station PTI will be suspended. Motorists can make use of the pick-up/drop-off area on Wui Man Road located north of Wui Cheung Road.

(B) Suspension of WKCD carparks

     All carparks in the WKCD will be suspended from about 4pm on December 31 until the road closure is lifted.
(C) Entry arrangements of concert ticket holders
     Ticket holders attending the "Hong Kong New Year Countdown Concert" must enter the event venue via Nga Cheung Road, the footbridge across Kowloon entrance of Western Harbour Crossing (WHC) Toll Plaza and the footpath along the WKCD waterfront. Others heading for the Art Park in the WKCD should access via the entrance at Museum Drive near Nga Cheung Road. The Artist Square Bridge connecting Elements and the WKCD Artist Square will be suspended at about 4pm on December 31.
(D) Special public transport service arrangements after event

     To facilitate the dispersal of members of public after the event, respective pubic transport operators will strengthen services on New Year's Eve, including:
     * The service hours of respective MTR lines (except Airport Express and Disneyland Resort Line) will be extended for one hour;
     * Some cross-harbour bus routes passing through the WHC and franchised bus routes and GMB routes terminating at the Kowloon Station PTI will be augmented or extended subject to passenger demand;
     * The following 15 special bus services will be provided by KMB, Citybus (CTB) and New World First Bus (NWFB) at Wui Man Road cul-de-sac outside Austin Station located south of Wui Cheung Road after the end of event on January 1, 2022, to help members of the public heading for different districts in Kowloon and New Territories. Members of the public can go to the above bus stop via Museum Drive and Austin Road West pavement. Members of the public heading for Hong Kong Island can take the cross-harbour bus routes passing through the WHC or MTR services.
Route Destination
CTB 20S To Kai Tak (Muk On Street)
NWFB 795R To Lohas Park
KMB 59R To Tuen Mun Pier Head
KMB 65R To Tin Shui Wai (Tin Shui)
KMB 67R To Hung Shui Kiu (Hung Fuk Estate)
KMB 70R To Fanling (Luen Wo Hui)
KMB 216R To Shun Tin
KMB 225R To Wong Tai Sin
KMB 236R To Tsuen Wan Station
KMB 239R To Tsuen Wan (Allway Gardens)
KMB 241R To Tsing Yi (Cheung Ching Estate)
KMB 246R To Kwai Chung (Lai Yiu Estate)
KMB 272R To Tai Po (Tai Wo)
KMB 287R To Wu Kai Sha Station
KMB 298R To Hang Hau (North)
     Public transport operators will display notices to advise passengers of the above temporary arrangements and arrange onsite staff to provide assistance to passengers.
     Owing to the above road closure arrangements, the TD anticipates that the traffic in the vicinity of Kowloon Station will be congested on that day. Members of the public are advised to avoid driving to the vicinity of Kowloon Station, and make use public transport services as far as possible, in particular railway services. If driving is necessary, motorists are advised to drive with care and patience, and stay alert to the latest traffic news through the media or the TD's mobile application "HKeMobility" or website (www.td.gov.hk).

     Details of the special traffic and transport arrangements will be available on the TD's website.

Ends/Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:30