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DUE TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT , THE SLOW LANE OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD – YUEN LONG YUEN LONG MTR STATION BOUND NEAR HONG LOK ROAD LIGHT RAIL STATION IS STILL CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC. ONLY REMAINING LANE(S) IS STILL AVAILABLE TO MOTORISTS.

(AGENPARL) – HONG KONG, gio 26 marzo 2020

  • Due to traffic accident , the slow lane of Castle Peak Road – Yuen Long Yuen Long MTR Station bound near Hong Lok Road Light Rail Station is still closed to all traffic.
    Only remaining lane(s) is still available to motorists.
  • The slow lane of Wing Lung Street near Un Chau Street which was closed due to watermain burst is re-opened to all traffic.
  • The slow lane of Waterloo Road Flyover Tsim Sha Tsui bound near Boundary Street which was closed due to traffic accident is re-opened to all traffic. Traffic queue(s) take(s) time to disperse.
  • To make it easier to go to Sandy Ridge for grave sweeping, some East Rail Line trains will operate to/from Lo Wu Station from start of service to 7 pm everyday until 19 April. Further information will be available in the East Rail Line stations.
  • In line with this arrangement, Lo Wu Station will partially re-open while Lok Ma Chau Station remains closed.

    Besides, East Rail Line Racecourse Station is closed today and trains will not stop at this station.

    Please plan your journey accordingly.

  • Temporary Traffic and Transport Arrangements for Tram Track Renewal Works in Central District (Ice House Street Northbound near Des Voeux Road Central)
     
    To facilitate the tram track renewal works at Des Voeux Road Central, parts of the right lane of Ice House Street northbound near Des Voeux Road Central has been be temporarily closed from about 10.00 am on 23 March (Monday) to 5.59 am on 29 March (Sunday).
     
    During the above works period, Citybus (CTB) Route nos. 5X, 12, 930A, 969B, A17 and New World First Bus (NWFB) Route no. 13 have been diverted via Queen’s Road Central and Pedder Street, before resuming their original routings. CTB Route no. 40M has been diverted via Queen’s Road Central, Pedder Street, Connaught Road Central and Cotton Tree Drive, before resuming their original routing. In connection with the above bus diversions, temporary bus stop arrangements would be implemented for the affected bus routes.
     
    Besides, all vehicles have been temporarily prohibited from turning right from Des Voeux Road Central westbound onto Ice House Street northbound during the above works period.
     
    Appropriate traffic signs and road markings have been erected on site to guide motorists. The public transport operators have been displayed notices to advise passengers of the above temporary arrangements.
     
    Attention and Appeal
     
    The Transport Department anticipates that the traffic in the vicinity of the above road sections would be relatively busy.  Motorists should exercise tolerance and patience in case of traffic congestion. Public transport commuters are advised to pay attention to the arrangements of route diversions and suspension / relocation of stops. Members of the public are advised to plan their journey early and allow sufficient traveling time to cater for unexpected delay, and watch out for the latest traffic news.
  • Temporary Traffic and Transport Arrangements for Tram Track Renewal Works in Central District (Cleverly Street Southbound near Des Voeux Road Central)
     
    To facilitate the tram track renewal works at Des Voeux Road Central and Cleverly Street, parts of the left lane of Cleverly Street southbound near Des Voeux Road Central will be temporarily closed from about 10.00 am on 28 March (Saturday) to 6.00 am on 30 March (Monday).
     
    During the above works period, all vehicles exceeding 7 metres in length will be temporarily prohibited from turning left from Cleverly Street southbound onto Des Voeux Road Central. Vehicles exceeding 7 metres in length on Cleverly Street southbound heading for Des Voeux Road Central will be diverted via Bonham Strand and Morrison Street.
     
     
    Besides, to facilitate the above works, Citybus route nos. 1, 5B and 10 will be diverted via Connaught Road West and Rumsey Street starting from the first departures on 28 March until the last departures on 29 March, before resuming their original routings. The bus stop of Citybus route nos. 1, 5B and 10 at Des Voeux Road Central outside Wing On Centre will be temporarily relocated to Des Voeux Road Central outside Infinitus Plaza Shopping Arcade.
     
    Appropriate traffic signs and road markings will be erected on site to guide motorists. The public transport operators will display notices to advise passengers of the above temporary arrangements.
     
    Attention and Appeal
     
    The Transport Department anticipates that the traffic in the vicinity of the above road sections would be relatively busy.  Motorists should exercise tolerance and patience in case of traffic congestion. Members of the public are advised to watch out for the latest traffic news. Public transport commuters are advised to pay attention to the arrangements of relocation of stops.
  • Latest arrangements on Transport Department services
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    To align with the latest limited service arrangements announced by the Government to reduce social contacts and the risk of the spread of disease in the community, the Transport Department (TD) announced today (March 22) the latest arrangements of TD’s services for members of the public from March 23. Details are as follows:

    Driving test services

    (1) The TD’s driving test centres will suspend services from March 23. All driving tests (road tests) originally scheduled for March 23 and thereafter will be suspended until further notice.

    Driving test appointment service, driving test (written test Part A), taxi written test, online booking service for driving test appointments, telephone booking service for repeater early test appointments and walk-in counter services of the TD’s Driving Test Appointment Office at Cheung Sha Wan will be suspended until further notice. Affected candidates will be notified individually for the rescheduling of the test dates. For enquiries about driving test appointments, please contact the Driving Test Appointment Office by telephone from 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.

    Licensing and related services

    (2) The TD’s Licensing Offices will continue to suspend walk-in counter services, but will process licensing applications submitted by applicants with scheduled appointments, by post or online (except for the direct issue of a full Hong Kong driving licence). Applicants who have made an online appointment for renewal of a full driving licence/vehicle licence, an application for transfer of ownership of a vehicle or an application for an international driving permit from March 23 and onwards can visit the Licensing Office concerned at the scheduled time. Members of the public without prior bookings may submit applications by post or online, or via the drop-in boxes placed at each Licensing Office from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.

    (3) The TD’s Public Vehicles Unit, Cross Boundary Unit, Vehicle Records Office, Driving Licence Records Office and Driving Offence Points Office will continue to suspend counter services. Members of the public can submit their applications using the drop-in boxes at respective offices from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday or contact the relevant offices by telephone.

    Vehicle examination services

    (4) The TD’s Vehicle Examination Centres will continue to provide vehicle examination services for vehicles with an appointment from Monday to Friday.

    As part of the anti-epidemic work, the TD has required all staff to wear masks. In view of public health considerations, members of the public entering TD’s offices have to undergo on-the-spot body temperature checks arranged by the TD. Any member of the public whose body temperature is higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius or who refuses to undergo a body temperature check will be denied entry into the offices. The offices will also request members of the public to wear masks and clean their hands with alcohol-based sanitiser before entering the offices.

    For enquiries, members of the public can contact the offices concerned of the TD at the following numbers:

    Hong Kong Licensing Office 2804 2636
    Kowloon Licensing Office 2150 7728
    Kwun Tong Licensing Office 2775 6835
    Sha Tin Licensing Office 2606 1468
    Public Vehicles Unit 2804 2574
    Driving Licence Records Office 2804 2596
    Driving Offence Points Office 2804 2594
    Driving Test Centre/Driving Test Appointment Office 2771 7723
    Cross Boundary Unit 2543 2114
    To Kwa Wan Vehicle Examination Centre 2364 3112
    Sheung Kwai Chung Vehicle Examination Centre 2424 5215
    Kowloon Bay Vehicle Examination Centre 2759 7036
    New Kowloon Bay Vehicle Examination Centre 2751 8862

  • Special Traffic and Transport Arrangements in Chai Wan for Ching Ming Festival 2020
  • To facilitate crowd control and enable grave-sweepers to go to the cemeteries earlier, Level II of the special traffic control arrangements will be implemented in the vicinity of cemeteries in Chai Wan from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow (March 22).   During the period, Lin Shing Road and Cape Collinson Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic (except for franchised buses, GMBs, hearses, funeral vehicles and vehicles with permits).  Passengers can take NWFB route 388, GMB routes 16A, 16M, 16X or 18M at Chai Wan station or NWFB route 389 at Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus to cemeteries in Chai Wan. The Transport Department anticipates that the traffic in the vicinity of cemeteries in Chai Wan will be congested. Motorists are advised to avoid driving to the concerned areas. Please exercise tolerance and patience in case of traffic congestion, and take heed of instructions given by the Police. Members of public are advised to use public transport services as far as possible and watch out for the latest traffic news through the media.  For details of the special traffic and transport arrangements, please visit the Transport Department’s website www.td.gov.hk

  • With effect from February 8 (Saturday), the public transport services for Shenzhen Bay Port (SBP) and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port (HZMB HKP) are adjusted as follows:
  • A. Shenzhen Bay Port

    (i) Local public transport services

    Regarding the local public transport serving SBP, the services of New Lantao Bus (NLB) route No. B2X (Tin Yiu Estate – SBP); Citybus routes No. B3 (Tuen Mun Pier Head – SBP), No. B3A (Shan King Estate – SBP) and No. B3M (Tuen Mun Station – SBP(Circular)); and New Territories green minibus (GMB) route No. 618 (Tin Yan Estate – SBP) will be suspended.

    Furthermore, NLB routes No. B2 (Yuen Long Station – SBP) and No. B2P (Tin Tsz Estate – SBP) and Citybus route No. B3X (Tuen Mun Town Centre – SBP) will continue to provide services while the service levels will be reduced to a 30-minute headway.

    (ii) Cross-boundary coach services

    Cross-boundary coaches using SBP will suspend services. Members of the public may use the public transport modes (including franchised bus and taxi) still in service to travel to and from the control point if necessary. Passengers can enquire about the service details from the operators concerned.

    B. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port

    (i) Local public transport services

    Regarding the local public transport serving the HZMB HKP, the operating hours of NLB routes No. B4 (Hong Kong International Airport (Terminal Building) – HZMB HKP(Circular)) and No. B6 (Mun Tung Estate – HZMB HKP) will be reduced to run between 7am and 11pm daily while the headway of these two routes will be reduced to 60 minutes. The headway of Citybus route No. B5 (HZMB HKP – Sunny Bay Public Transport Interchange) will be reduced to 45 minutes. Furthermore, GMB route No. 901 (Ying Tung Estate – HZMB HKP(Circular)) will be suspended.

    (ii) Cross-boundary coach services

    The cross-boundary coach services plying between Guangdong and Hong Kong will be suspended. Limited services will be maintained for the services travelling between Hong Kong and Macao. Passengers can enquire about the service details from the operators concerned.

    In addition, the shuttle bus services (Gold Bus) (for the HZMB HKP only) at the HZMB HKP will also maintain limited services. The headways of the Macao route and the Zhuhai route will be adjusted to approximately 30 to 60 minutes and approximately 60 minutes respectively, subject to further service adjustments according to passenger demand.

    Special traffic arrangement for Guangdong-Hong Kong cross-boundary private cars

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         Guangdong-Hong Kong cross-boundary private cars under the regular quota and issued with valid Closed Road Permits (CRPs) for using Sha Tau Kok or Man Kam To Control Point will be allowed to use Shenzhen Bay Port to travel between Guangdong and Hong Kong starting from midnight on February 3 (Monday) until further notice.

     

  • Train service on the High Speed Rail between Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and the Mainland are suspended until further notice. Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is also closed from this date onwards.
  • According to the information from the MTRCL, passengers holding tickets for trains between Hong Kong West Kowloon and the Mainland should keep their tickets and receipts or ticket purchase verifications to obtain refunds at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station after it reopens. Please refer to the latest ticket refund arrangements as announced by the MTR. You may also visit the High Speed Rail website www. mtr. com. hk/highspeed or refer to the High Speed Rail app.

    If you have purchased tickets through the 12306 website, refunds can be directly obtained through the website.

  • In connection with the suspension of the train service on the High Speed Rail between Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and the Mainland and the closure of Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, the following bus routes are suspended until resumption of operation of the High Speed Rail-
  • – Citybus route no. W1 (Admiralty Station (West) Bus Terminus – West Kowloon Station Bus Terminus)

    – KMB route no. W2 (Kwun Tong Station Public Transport Interchange – West Kowloon Station Bus Terminus)

    – KMB route no. W3 (Sheung Shui – West Kowloon Station Bus Terminus)

    The bus companies will put up notices to inform passengers of the above services arrangements.

  • Due to the special arrangement for race meeting at Sha Tin Racecourse, KMB Route Nos. 848, 868, 869, 872, 872X, 887, 888, 889, 891 and 893 are suspended until further notice.
  • KMB will put up notices to inform passengers of the above service arrangements.

  • Due to the closure of Ocean Park, please be advised the following temporary bus arrangements be implemented until further notice:-
  • – Suspension of the service of CTB Route 629 from Central to Ocean Park; and
    – Suspension of detoured routing through Ocean Park for Cross Harbour Routes 107, 170, 171 and 973 on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

    The bus companies will put up notices to inform passengers of the above services arrangements.

    Fonte/Source: https://www.td.gov.hk/en/special_news/spnews.htm

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