More coach places at new border crossing

Local | Amy Nip 30 Aug 2019

The Transport Department is offering another 100 slots for cross-border coaches to use the Heung Yuen Wai Control Point.

It is now ready to receive applications from Guangdong-Hong Kong coach services that will use the new control point, which should be completed by the end of the year.

Eighty-five new spots will be offered under the scheme and issued jointly by the SAR and Guangdong governments.

Additionally, the two governments are accepting applications from operators who have existing quotas for using the Man Kam To or Sha Tau Kok control point to switch and use rge Heung Yuen Wai crossing. But only 15 will be allowed to switch.

The first 100 places for the Heung Yuen Wai coach scheme were issued in June. They included 77 new spots and 23 for operators who wanted to switch.

Application forms, which are on the Transport Department's website, should be submitted to the department and the land and air ports administration division of the department of commerce of Guangdong before September 19.

The HK$25-billion Heung Yuen Wai Highway, which connects Fanling Highway and the Heung Yuen Wai Control Point, opened in May and reduced traveling time from Fan Ling to Ping Che and Ta Kwu Ling by 11 and 16 minutes respectively.

Hong Kong car owners were invited in June to apply for use of the new control point. Two thousands slots were available.

Car owners with permits for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge can also apply for the Heung Yuen Wai route. So can people with investment-related places for using other control points.

amy.nip@singtaonewscorp.com

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