Special traffic and transport arrangements in Chai Wan for Ching Ming Festival
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     The Transport Department (TD) reminded members of the public today (March 15) that in view of the large number of grave-sweepers heading to the cemeteries along Cape Collinson Road in Chai Wan during the Ching Ming Festival period, the following special traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented in Chai Wan.

A. Special traffic arrangements
 
(i) Temporary prohibited zone
 
     The section of Cape Collinson Road to the east of Lin Shing Road (i.e. the left-turning movement from Lin Shing Road to Cape Collinson Road leading to the vicinity of the Chinese Permanent Cemetery) will be temporarily designated as a private car prohibited zone from 7am to 3pm daily from March 18 to April 29. All private cars, expect those with permits, will be prohibited from entering the prohibited zone.

(ii) Road closures
 
     In connection with the implementation of Level I road closures by the Police on March 26, April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16, Lin Shing Road and Cape Collinson Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 7am to 5pm (except for franchised buses, Hong Kong Island green minibus (GMB) route Nos. 16A, 16M, 16X and 18M, taxis, hearses, funeral vehicles, and vehicles with permits).

     ‚ÄčIn connection with the implementation of Level II road closures by the Police on the day of the Ching Ming Festival (April 5), Lin Shing Road and Cape Collinson Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 7am to 5pm (except for franchised buses, GMB route Nos. 16A, 16M and 16X, hearses, funeral vehicles, and vehicles with permits).
 
B. Public transport services

(i) Provision of special bus services

     The following special bus services will be operated on the specified dates and the services will be strengthened depending on passenger demand and traffic conditions.
 
Route Date Operating time
New World First Bus (NWFB) Route No. 388 (Circular)
 
- between Chai Wan Station Bus Terminus and Chai Wan Cemeteries
March 18, 19 and 25 and April 10 10am to 2pm
March 26, April 2, 7, 8 and 9 9am to 4pm
April 1, 15 and 16 9am to 2pm
April 5
(Ching Ming Festival)
8am to 6pm
NWFB Route No. 389 (Circular)
 
- between Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus and Chai Wan Cemeteries
March 26, April 2, 7, 8 and 9 9am to 4pm
April 1, 15 and 16 9am to 2pm
April 5
(Ching Ming Festival)
8am to 6pm

(ii) Enhancement of bus and GMB services

     Services of Citybus route Nos. 8X and 780, NWFB route No. 9, Cross Harbour route Nos. 106, 118 and 606, and GMB route No. 18M will be strengthened subject to passenger demand.

     Adjustments to the extent of road closures, traffic control measures and public transport diversions will be made by the Police depending on the actual traffic conditions.

     Grave sweepers are advised to plan their journey early and allow more travelling time. If they would like to go to the cemeteries along Cape Collinson Road in Chai Wan outside the above-mentioned road closure periods, please use public transport services as far as possible. They can take GMB route Nos. 16A, 16M, 16X or 18M at Chai Wan MTR Station to Cape Collinson Road, or take NWFB route No. 9 at Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus to Shek O Road near Cape Collinson Road.

     The TD anticipates that the traffic in the vicinity of Cape Collinson Road, Lin Shing Road and Wan Tsui Road in Chai Wan will be busy. Motorists are advised not to drive to the congested/affected areas, and should exercise tolerance and patience in case of traffic congestion, and follow the instructions of the Police.

     Members of the public are advised to be alert to the latest traffic news on radio and television. They may also visit the TD's website (www.td.gov.hk) or mobile application "HKeMobility" for the latest traffic and public transport information.

Ends/Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Issued at HKT 16:20

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