A coach passes the Qingzhou shipping channel bridge, part of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo: China News Service/Zhang Wei)
(ECNS) - The Transport Department of Hong Kong announced trial measures on Tuesday for Guangdong-Hong Kong cross-boundary private cars crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) that opened in October.
Cars with valid Closed Road Permits (CRPs) going to or returning from Zhuhai Port will be allowed to use the bridge without restriction.
The department will introduce approval letters from Jan. 21 and March 25 respectively to Closed Road Permits (CRPs) holders for crossings durig first and second phase trials.
The trial period will tentatively cover two years. The arrangement is not applicable to vehicles travelling to Macao Port over the bridge.
The first phase of trails will start from Feb. 25 and end on Feb. 24, 2021. The policy covers crossings at Lok Ma Chau (Huanggang), Man Kam To and Sha Tau Kok. The second phase starts from April 29 until April 28, 2021 for cars travelling to Shenzhen Bay Port.
The department reminds permit holders with dual-plate private cars that they should possess a valid CRP for their original crossing and bring along the approval letter for use at Hong Kong Port.