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Tseung Kwan O Tunnel (traditional Chinese: 將軍澳隧道; simplified Chinese: 将军澳隧道; Cantonese Yale: jeung1 gwan1 ou3 seui6 dou6) is a 900-metre tunnel beneath Ma Yau Tong in Hong Kong. The tunnel was opened in 1990.[1] Part of Route 7, it links Sau Mau Ping, Kwun Tong, Kowloon and the new town of Tseung Kwan O (Junk Bay), Sai Kung, New Territories. It was used by 80,385 vehicles daily in 2011.[2]

Tseung Kwan O Tunnel
Tunnel entrance near Kwun Tong
Tseung Kwan O Tunnel, Sau Mau Ping portal
Overview
LocationHong Kong
CoordinatesCoordinates: 22°19′08″N 114°14′45″E / 22.318824°N 114.245827°E / 22.318824; 114.245827
RouteRoute 7
StartSau Mau Ping
EndTseung Kwan O New Town
Operation
Work begun1987
Opened1990
OwnerHong Kong Government
OperatorGreater Lucky (H.K.) Company
TrafficVehicular
TollYes (HK$3)
Technical
Length900 metres (3,000 ft)
No. of lanes4 (2 per direction)
Operating speed70 kilometres per hour (43 mph)

The flat toll fee for the tunnel is HK$3.[1]

This tunnel is connected to Tseung Kwan O Road on the Kowloon side along with its toll plaza, and Tseung Kwan O Tunnel Road on the Tseung Kwan O side.

The western entrance/exit of the tunnel is within the borders of Sai Kung District, although the toll plaza straddles across the border of the two districts.

Tseung Kwan O Tunnel is currently managed by Greater Lucky (H.K.) Company Limited.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Transport in Hong Kong: Tunnels and Bridges". Transport Department of the Government of Hong Kong. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Monthly Traffic and Transport Digest July 2012 - Tunnel, Lantau Link and Vehicular Ferry Services Statistics" (PDF). Transport Department of the Government of Hong Kong. Retrieved 11 October 2012.

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Preceded by
Tseung Kwan O Tunnel Road
Hong Kong Route 7
 
Tseung Kwan O Tunnel
Succeeded by
Tseung Kwan O Road