The Tseung Lam Tunnel connecting Tseung Kwan O and Lam Tin was opened on December 11 last year, but the traffic flow during peak hours in the first month was only about 932 to 1,051 vehicles per hour, less than half of the design.
Officials from the Transport and Logistics Bureau and the Transport Department stated in the Legislative Council today (17th) that the initial traffic ratio was within expectations. They also said that with the development of District 137, the transportation demand in Tseung Kwan O South will increase, and the traffic volume of the Jianglan Tunnel will also increase.
The maximum traffic volume of the Tseung Kwan O Tunnel is still higher than the design
Legislative Council Traffic Affairs Committee, Real Politics Roundtable Tian Beichen said that after the opening of the Blue Tunnel, there will be insufficient traffic flow. At the same time, the maximum traffic flow of the Tseung Kwan O Tunnel towards Kowloon is 2,739 vehicles per hour, which still exceeds the design capacity of 2,600 vehicles.
Based on this calculation, the traffic flow ratio of the Tseung Kwan O Tunnel and the Jiangnan Tunnel is about 2.7 to 1, which fails to achieve effective diversion.
According to the Bureau of Transport and Logistics, after the opening of the Blue Tunnel, the traffic queue in the Tseung Kwan O Tunnel has been greatly shortened and the speed of the traffic has also been increased.
The Bureau said that with the development of Area 137, it is believed that the traffic of the Blue Tunnel will also increase.
At the same time, the new bus line of the Jianglan Tunnel is running smoothly, and a special trip of cross-harbour buses passing through the Jianglan Tunnel will be trialled next week.
Tian Beichen is worried that citizens from Tseung Kwan O to Kowloon will continue to use the Tseung Kwan O Tunnel in the future, which will continue to reduce the diversion effect.
In addition, Tian Beichen once again proposed that the government should issue subsidies for public transport passengers, and the amount should be half of inflation. Fee benefits lower limit.
Jianglan Tunnel｜Traffic flow is less than half of the designed volume. The diversion is less than expected ｜KMB is developing the Hong Kong Island Cross-Harbor Line Cannes to Wan Chai Central within 40 minutes by car