'Water taxi' tenders floated

Hong Kong | 13 Dec 2019 5:36 pm

As the government prepares to revive the Central to Hung Hom ferry service and launch 'water taxi' ferry services serving Kai Tak, Hung Hom, Tsim Sha Tsui East, West Kowloon and Central, tenders were called today to operate ferrries.

The Central-Hung Hom ferry service will operate between the Hung Hom (south) Ferry Pier and Central Pier No 8 (Western berth), the Transport Department said. The Hung Hom (south) Ferry Pier in next to the Hung Hom (Hung Luen Road) Public Transport Interchange and the Whampoa MTR Station.

For the 'water taxi' ferry service, there will be five calling points for its main route, including Kai Tak Runway Park Pier Landing No 1 or 2, Hung Hom (south) Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui Landing No 2 or 5, Central Pier No 8 (Western berth), No 9 or 10, and marine landing facilities at the southern waterfront of West Kowloon Cultural District, the department said.

Water taxis were first mooted by the government in November 2017.

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