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Sunday, January 19, 2020, 18:42
E-services to be restored at Cross-Harbour Tunnel
By China Daily
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 18:42 By China Daily

Vehicles wait to enter the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hung Hom on Nov 27, 2019 after it re-opened to traffic after a two-week closure. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG - The Hong Kong government announced on Sunday that repairs on e-payment facilities at all nine manual toll lanes of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel had been completed and that e-services will be restored from 7 am on Monday.

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The facilities at Cross-Harbour Tunnel were seriously damaged last November after radicals went on a rampage and started fires along the tunnel - a key artery connecting the Kowloon peninsula and the Hong Kong island.

The tunnel had to be shut down for about two weeks for urgent repair work. It was re-opened to traffic on Nov 27.

But the "stop-and-go" e-payment facilities and related systems at toll booths could not be restored at the time of the reopening of the tunnel as repairs hadn't been completed yet.

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Toll could be accepted only in cash or through Octopus using hand-held readers. But credit cards could no longer be used.

With the services set to be restored Monday, the e-payment facilities will be fully operational.

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