12th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) The Transport Department has reported a surge in activity at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge border crossing, with a large number of passengers waiting to board the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Shuttle Bus for outbound travel. In response to the increased demand, the shuttle bus services, have been reinforced to meet the needs of passengers. Authorities are urging citizens to plan their journeys carefully and allocate sufficient time for transportation.
On 10th February, the first day of the Lunar New Year, a significant number of passengers were observed departing from the West Kowloon Station on the high-speed rail, further contributing to the overall congestion.
The Transport Department has emphasized that the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port is currently experiencing exceptionally high levels of traffic, and a substantial number of passengers are awaiting transportation via the shuttle bus service. In response, the shuttle bus operator has increased its service capacity to accommodate the surge in demand. The department has called upon citizens to plan their itineraries wisely, allowing ample time for transportation, and demonstrating patience and courtesy while waiting in queues.
Furthermore, many individuals have chosen to visit Wong Tai Sin Temple for prayers. In light of crowd control measures implemented by the police outside the station, Exit A of Wong Tai Sin MTR Station has been temporarily closed. Citizens are advised to utilise alternative entrances. As for Che Kung Temple, the Secretariat of the Chinese Temples Committee has reported that a total of 23,553 visitors have entered the temple from 8am to 12pm on the third day of the Lunar New Year.