Special traffic and transport arrangements for Sha Tin Cycling and Distance Running Races cum Carnival 2017 this Sunday


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Transport Department (TD) today (November 9) reminded the public that special traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented in Sha Tin to facilitate the holding of the Sha Tin Cycling and Distance Running Races cum Carnival 2017 this Sunday (November 12).

     The special traffic and transport arrangements mainly include:

Road closures
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* From 2am to 6.30am, Science Park Road southbound and Tate's Cairn Highway viaduct eastbound near Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works will be closed;
* From 2am to 7.30am, Sha Lek Highway northbound, Tate's Cairn Highway northbound, Ma On Shan Road northbound, Ma On Shan Bypass northbound and Siu Lek Yuen Road eastbound will be closed; and
* From 2am to 11.30am, road sections in the vicinity of Sha Tin Rural Committee Road eastbound, Tai Chung Kiu Road northbound, Fo Tan Road westbound and Yuen Wo Road southbound will be closed.

Change of bus services
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     Due to extensive road closures in Sha Tin, 65 bus routes and 26 green minibus routes will be diverted or suspended. The public transport operators concerned will display notices to inform passengers of the temporary arrangements.

     Due to the closure of the slip road from Tate's Cairn Highway viaduct eastbound to Ma On Shan Road near Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works from 2am to 7.30am, the franchised bus services and green minibus services between Ma On Shan and University Station will be suspended until the re-opening of affected roads at 7.30am on that day. Members of the public travelling between Ma On Shan and University Station during the affected period are advised to use the railway service and allow more travelling time.

     The TD anticipates that the traffic in the affected area and the major roads in the vicinity (including Sha Tin Wai Road, Sha Tin Rural Committee Road, Yuen Wo Road, Fo Tan Road, Tai Chung Kiu Road, Siu Lek Yuen Road, On Lai Street, On Ping Street, On Sum Street and A Kung Kok Street) will be significantly more congested than on normal Sundays.

     Members of the public going to the affected areas are advised to plan their journey as early as possible, use alternate routes and allow more travelling time to cater for unexpected delay. In case of traffic congestion, motorists should exercise restraint and patience, and follow Police instructions. Passengers are advised to pay particular attention to the arrangements for route diversions and the change of stop locations during the road closures.

     The TD and the Police will closely monitor the traffic situation and implement appropriate measures whenever necessary. Members of the public are advised to stay alert to the latest traffic news on radio and television.

     Details of the special traffic and transport arrangements are now available on the TD's website (http://www.td.gov.hk" target="_blank">www.td.gov.hk). For enquiries, please call 1823.



Published on: 2017-11-09

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