After a two-year delay, the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Tunnel opened on December 27, 2020. The sub-sea tunnel provides a direct route between the Northwest New Territories, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and Hong Kong International Airport. Construction on the HK$44.8 billion project began in 2013.
Six franchised bus routes between the Northwest New Territories and North Lantau – all operated by Long Win Bus Co. Ltd – now use the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Tunnel, bypassing the Lantau Link. In addition, a Bus-bus Interchange (BBI), at Tuen Mun Chek Lap Kok Tunnel Road, is now in place. The above franchised bus routes now stop at the BBI to allow passengers to interchange to/ from various destinations between North Lantau and Tuen Mun.
The new tunnel is toll-free, and the toll on the Lantau Link – which connects Lantau via the Tsing Ma Bridge to Tsing Yi and then to Tsuen Wan – has been discontinued. Prior to December 27, 2020, private vehicles and taxis had to stop at the Lantau Link Main Toll Plaza to pay a one-way toll of HK$15 for using the Lantau Link.Tags: news, Lantau News, Tuen Mun Chek Lap Kok Tunnel