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Special traffic and transport arrangements for Mid-Autumn Festival
     The Transport Department today (September 8) reminded the public that special traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented on the Mid-Autumn Festival and the following day (September 10 and 11) as follows:

Special traffic arrangements

     Road closure and traffic diversion arrangements will be implemented on Hong Kong Island (including Repulse Bay, Shek O and Stanley) and in the New Territories (including Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan and Ma On Shan). The Police may adjust the implementation of traffic arrangements, subject to the prevailing traffic and crowd conditions in the areas.

Special public transport arrangements
     Public transport services will be adjusted as follows:

(i) All MTR lines will maintain normal service hours. Train frequencies of the Island Line, the Tsuen Wan Line and the Kwun Tong Line will be enhanced from 8pm to 11.30pm on September 10 to cope with passenger demand;

(ii) Tram services will be strengthened subject to passenger demand;

(iii) Franchised bus companies will arrange for some routes to extend service hours, or adjust headway/departure times, and provide special services, while some bus routes will be diverted and have temporary changes to bus stop locations in connection with the road closure and traffic diversion arrangements. The bus routes involved are as follows:

     - New World First Bus route Nos. 2, 9, H1S (special service), X9 and X15;
     - Kowloon Motor Bus route Nos. 43P, 49P, 52X, 75K, 91, 92, 270S, 272S and 274X;
     - Cross-harbour bus service route Nos. 102, 106, 307 and 680X;
(iv) Green minibus route Nos. 26, 74 and CX1, which serve Kowloon Station and the West Kowloon Cultural District, will extend service hours on the night of September 10; and

(v) Sun Ferry and Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry will strengthen their ferry services subject to passenger demand.

     Details of the special traffic and transport arrangements are available on the TD's website (www.td.gov.hk) and its mobile application "HKeMobility". Passengers may also refer to the passenger notices displayed by the relevant public transport operators. The franchised bus companies concerned will also upload the details of the temporary service adjustments to their websites and mobile applications for passengers' information.

     Members of the public are advised to make use of public transport services to avoid traffic congestion and unnecessary delays. The TD and the Police will closely monitor the traffic situation and implement appropriate measures when necessary. The public should pay attention to the latest traffic news as announced on radio and television or disseminated through "HKeMobility".
Ends/Thursday, September 8, 2022
Issued at HKT 11:00
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