Aberdeen Tunnel

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Aberdeen Tunnel
A two-lane road in a tunnel with plain brown sides and one overhead light strip.
Inside of northbound bore.
Overview
Other name(s) 香港仔隧道
Location Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°15′39″N 114°10′52″E / 22.26086°N 114.18108°E / 22.26086; 114.18108Coordinates: 22°15′39″N 114°10′52″E / 22.26086°N 114.18108°E / 22.26086; 114.18108
Route Route 1
Start Wong Chuk Hang
End Happy Valley
Operation
Opened March 12, 1982 (1982-03-12)[1]
Owner Hong Kong Link
Operator Transport and Housing Bureau
Character Limited-access
Toll HK$5
Vehicles per day 64,313[2]
Technical
Length 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi)
Number of lanes 4
Operating speed 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph)
Aberdeen Tunnel, Happy Valley entrance
Toll plaza

Aberdeen Tunnel (Chinese: 香港仔隧道; pinyin: Xiānggǎngzǎi Suìdào; Cantonese Yale: heung1 gong2 jai2 seui6 dou6) is a two-tube tunnel linking Happy Valley and Wong Chuk Hang near Aberdeen on the Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It shortens the travel time between the north and the south of the Hong Kong Island. It connects the Wong Chuk Hang Road in the south, and Canal Road Flyover in the north. The toll plaza is at the Wong Chuk Hang end.

The toll is HK$5.[1] The tunnel is 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) long[1] and was used by 64,313 vehicles daily in 2011.[2]

Aberdeen Tunnel is currently managed by Serco Group (HK) Limited.

Bus routes[edit]

Bus routes that go via the tunnel:

  • New World First Bus: 38, 42, 42C, 65, 590, 590A
  • Citybus: 6A, 6X, 37A, 37B, 37X, 70, 70M, 70P, 72, 72A, 75, 77, 90, 90C, 96, 97, 99, 99X, 107, 107P, 170, 171, 171A, 171P, 260, 592, 629, 629A, 629S, 671, N72, N90, N170, N171
  • Public light bus: 4A, 4B, 4C, 35M, 36X, 39M, 40, 69, 69X

Underground Laboratory[edit]

An underground laboratory between the two tunnel tubes was appended by the University of Hong Kong during construction. The laboratory facilitates particle physics research.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Transport in Hong Kong - Tunnels and Bridges". Transport Department of the Government of Hong Kong. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Monthly Traffic and Transport Digest August 2012 - Table 3.2(b): Aberdeen Tunnel". Transport Department of the Government of Hong Kong. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 


Aberdeen Tunnel
Hong Kong Route 1 Chronology
HK Route1.svg
Preceded by
Wong Chuk Hang Road
Aberdeen Tunnel Succeeded by
Canal Road Flyover