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Govt announces special traffic arrangements for Dec 24 and 25

23 December 2023

MTR trains will be running at more frequent intervals starting at 7am tomorrow

There will be closures and re-routing of some roads scheduled for tomorrow and Monday, in anticipation of the huge crowds that will pour out onto streets to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. But at the same time, MTR trains will be running at more frequent intervals.

Separately, Filipinos are reminded that Chater Road will be closed off to traffic as usual tomorrow, but expect a big crowd that will gather from early morning until past midnight because of a day-long event organized by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and the Philippine Consulate.


A mass will kick off the event at 9am, followed by a variety show, games and entertainment, as well as speeches by the country’s top representatives in Hong Kong. OWWA Administrator Arnell Ignacio is also expected to fly in for the occasion, held in celebration of International Migrants Day.

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At 7:30pm the Consulate will announce the winners of its PaStaran, or lantern-making contest, and at 10pm Fr Jay Flandez, chaplain for Filipinos, will say the traditional Misa de Aguinaldo. A “Paskong Salubong” which starts at midnight will cap the celebrations.

Meanwhile, the Transport Department said the following traffic arrangements will be in place for the next two days:


Road closures

Road closures and traffic diversions will be implemented in the vicinities of Lan Kwai Fong in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui and the West Kowloon Cultural District in phases from 2pm on December 24. The Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road) Bus Terminus and China Ferry Terminal Bus Terminus will be suspended from 6pm on that day while the Star Ferry Bus Terminus in Tsim Sha Tsui will also be suspended from 6.30pm until the reopening of closed roads for traffic. To facilitate the road closure arrangements, the bus and green minibus (GMB) routes operating in the affected areas will be subject to diversions or suspensions, and the associated bus and GMB stops located within the affected areas will be suspended or relocated accordingly.

Expect Chater Rd to be packed as well because of a day-long celebration of 'Paskong Pinoy'

Adjustments on public transport services on December 24

The services of MTR lines including Island Line, South Island Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Kwun Tong Line, East Rail Line and Tung Chung Line will be strengthened gradually from 7am;

MTR lines (except Airport Express, Disneyland Resort Line and section of East Rail Line between Sheung Shui - Lok Ma Chau/Lo Wu, and Light Rail route Nos. 505, 507, 610, 614P, 615P, 706 and 751 will provide overnight services;


The operating hours of Disneyland Resort Line and MTR bus route Nos. 506, K51 and K54 will be extended;

KMB special bus route no. N64P will be operated at 0.40am and 1.10am of the following day. The services and operating hours of various bus routes in Kowloon and the New Territories (including 20 KMB routes and two Citybus routes) will be strengthened or extended respectively;


The operating hours of seven GMB routes in Kowloon and one GMB route in the New Territories will be extended;

Tram services will be extended to 1.15am the following day and will also be strengthened subject to passenger demand; and

The operating hours of the Star Ferry (Central – Tsim Sha Tsui) will be extended to 1am the following day.


 Central to Mid-Levels Escalator and Walkway System Services

The operating hours of the Central to Mid-Levels Escalator and Walkway System on December 24 and 25 will be extended to 1am the following day.    

For details of the special traffic and public transport arrangements, members of the public may visit the TD's website ( or mobile application "HKeMobility". Passengers may also refer to the passenger notices displayed by the relevant public transport operators.

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Members of the public are advised to make use of public transport services as far as possible to avoid traffic congestion and unnecessary delays. The TD and the Police will closely monitor the traffic situation and implement appropriate measures when necessary. The Police may adjust the traffic arrangements, subject to the prevailing crowd and traffic conditions in the areas. The public should pay attention to the latest traffic news through radio, television or "HKeMobility".

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