Temporary traffic and transport arrangements for tram track renewal works in Wan Chai District from next Tuesday


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Transport Department (TD) today (February 13) reminded the public that to facilitate tram track renewal works in Wan Chai District, the following temporary traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented from about 10am next Tuesday (February 20) to 10am on March 1 (Thursday) or until the above work is completed:
 
Traffic arrangements
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(1) Traffic lane closure
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     The following traffic lanes will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic during the periods specified below:
 
From about 10am on February 20 to 10am on February 24
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* A section of the middle lane of Hennessy Road westbound near Tin Lok Lane (except trams); and
* A section of the nearside and middle lanes of Tin Lok Lane near Wan Chai Road.
 
From about 10am on February 24 to 10am on March 1
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* A section of the offside lane of Hennessy Road westbound near Tin Lok Lane (except trams); and
* A section of the nearside and middle lanes of Tin Lok Lane near Wan Chai Road.
 
(2) Temporary restricted zone
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* A section of the southern kerbside lane of Hennessy Road near Tin Lok Lane will be temporarily designated as a restricted zone 24 hours daily.
 
(3) Cancellation of bus lane
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* A section of the bus lane on the nearside lane of Hennessy Road westbound near Tin Lok Lane will be temporarily cancelled during the works period.
 
(4) Cancellation of tram lane
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* A section of the tram lane on the offside lane of Hennessy Road westbound near Tin Lok Lane will be temporarily cancelled from about 10 am on February 20 to 10 am on February 24.
 
Transport arrangements
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(1) Tram services arrangements
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     The following tram services will be suspended during the periods specified below:
 
From about 10am on February 20 to 4pm on February 21
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* The eastbound tram services between Happy Valley Terminus and Tin Lok Lane tram stop (No. 112) will be suspended. All trams departing from Happy Valley Terminus via Tin Lok Lane will only turn left onto Hennessy Road westbound.
 
* Affected passengers shall take the westbound tram services to Tonnochy Road westbound tram stop (No.

52W) and interchange with other eastbound tram services at Tonnochy Road eastbound tram stop (No.47E) on the opposite side.
 
From about 10am on February 22 to 5am on February 28
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* The westbound tram services between Happy Valley Terminus and Tin Lok Lane tram stop (No. 112) will be suspended. All trams departing from Happy Valley Terminus via Tin Lok Lane will only turn right onto Hennessy Road eastbound.
 
* Affected passengers shall take the eastbound tram services to Canal Road West eastbound tram stop (No.

49E) and interchange with other westbound tram services at Canal Road West westbound tram stop (No. 50W) on the opposite side.
 
(2) Bus diversion
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     To facilitate the above works, the following bus routes will be diverted during from their first departure on February 20 until 10 am on March 1:
 
* Citybus (CTB) route Nos. 72, 72A, 96 and 592 will be diverted via Morrison Hill Road, Leighton Road and Pennington Street before resuming to their original routings; and
* Cross-harbour (XHT) route Nos.

112 and 116 will be diverted via Canal Road East, Leighton Road and Pennington Street before resuming to their original routings.
 
(3) Bus stop arrangements
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* In connection with the above bus diversions, temporary bus stop arrangements will be implemented for the affected bus routes. Members of the public can make enquires to the bus companies for further details of temporary bus stop arrangements. (CTB: 2873 0818; New World First Bus: 2136 8888; Kowloon Motor Bus: 2745 4466); and
 
* In addition, the bus stop of XHT route nos.

101, 111, 111P, 811, N121 and CTB Route No. 1 at Wan Chai Road near the Charterhouse will be temporarily relocated to Wan Chai Road near Wai Hay Mansion from their first departure on February 20 until 10am on March 1.
 
(4) Relocation of taxi pick-up/drop-off point
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* The taxi pick-up/ drop-off point on Hennessy Road near Cheong Yip Building will be temporarily relocated about 20 metres westward.
 
     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.
 
     The Transport Department anticipates that the traffic in the vicinity of Hennessy Road and Tin Lok Lane would be significantly congested during the above works period. Motorists are advised to avoid driving to the affected areas.

They should exercise tolerance and patience in case of traffic congestion and consider using other alternative routes. Public transport commuters are advised to pay attention to the arrangements of route diversions and suspension/relocation of stops.
 
     Members of the public who plan to go to the affected areas are advised to plan their routes in advance, allow more travelling time to cater for unexpected delay, use public transport services, especially railway services, as far as possible and to be alert to the latest traffic news through the media.
 
     Details of the temporary traffic and transport arrangements are now available on the department's website (http://www.td.gov.hk" target="_blank">www.td.gov.hk).



Published on: 2018-02-13

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