Cost-effectiveness analysis of cross-harbour tunnels in Hong Kong

Alfred Lam, Hing Keung William Lam, Hing Po Lo

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Abstract

Three cross-harbour tunnels in Hong Kong link up residential and commercial developments as well as the central business district in Hong Kong Island with other population and employment centres in Hong Kong. The cross-harbour tunnels were built at different time periods under build-operate-transfer agreements. The usage of the tunnels by cross-harbour traffic for a period of thirty years was analysed. The analysis results provide information on the operational and financial characteristics of the cross-harbour tunnels. Based on the analysis results, the cost-effectiveness of each tunnel was assessed and compared against each other. This paper presents the possible factors that may affect the usage and cost-effectiveness of cross-harbour tunnels in Hong Kong. A cost-effective approach for providing new road tunnels is discussed in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation and the Economy - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2005
Pages114-123
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event10th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and the Economy, HKSTS 2005 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 10 Dec 200510 Dec 2005

Conference

Conference10th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and the Economy, HKSTS 2005
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period10/12/0510/12/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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