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Special traffic and transport arrangements for Mid-Autumn Festival
     The Transport Department (TD) today (September 27) reminded the public that the following special traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented from September 28 to 30 to facilitate the holding of the festive activities of the Mid-Autumn Festival (September 29):

Special traffic arrangements

     To facilitate the holding of the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance, road closure and traffic diversion arrangements will be implemented in the vicinity of Tai Hang from September 28 to 30. In addition, road closure and traffic diversion arrangements will be implemented in various parts on Hong Kong Island (including Causeway Bay, The Peak, Aberdeen, Pok Fu Lam, Repulse Bay and Shek O) and in the New Territories (including Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan and Ma On Shan) on September 29 and 30. Some parking spaces, taxi stands and public light bus stands in the above areas will also be suspended.

Public transport arrangements

     Public transport services on the Mid-Autumn Festival will be adjusted as follows:

(i)     MTR lines (except the Airport Express, Disneyland Resort Line and the section of East Rail Line to and from Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations) will operate overnight, and strengthen services from 3pm onwards;

(ii)    Seven light rail routes will operate overnight;

(iii)   Tram services will be extended to 1am of the following day, and will be strengthened subject to passenger demand;

(iv)   Two special bus routes (route Nos. H1S and 173R) will be operated. Franchised bus companies will also extend the service hours of 10 bus routes and adjust the frequency/departure time of some routes respectively;

(v)    12 green minibus routes will extend their service hours;

(vi)   33 bus routes and seven green minibus routes will be diverted and adjust their stop locations temporarily in connection with the road closures and traffic diversion arrangements; and

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

     For details of the special traffic and transport arrangements, members of the public may visit the TD's website (www.td.gov.hk) or its mobile application "HKeMobility". Passengers may also refer to the passenger notices displayed by the relevant public transport operators.

     Members of the public are advised to make use of public transport services as far as possible 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 Police may adjust the traffic arrangements, subject to the prevailing crowd and traffic conditions in the areas. The public should pay attention to the latest traffic news through radio, television or "HKeMobility". 
Ends/Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Issued at HKT 17:00
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