Road closures across the city for Hong Kong Marathon on Sun

Temporary road closures will be implemented at various locations in phases from 11.30pm on February 11 (Saturday) to about 4.30pm on February 12 (Sunday) to facilitate the holding of the 25th Hong Kong Marathon, the Transport Department announced on Monday.

This year, the full and half marathon races will start at Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui and the 10-kilometer race and wheelchair race will start at the Island Eastern Corridor (IEC) and Wan Chai Sports Ground respectively while the finishing point of all four races will be located at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay.

According to the race arrangements, road closures and traffic diversions will be implemented in phases at various locations on Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon and the New Territories starting from 11.30pm on Saturday.

The road closure in Yau Tsim Mong area will be extensive as part of the Nathan Road will be used as the race route for the full and half marathons, the Department added. People heading to the vicinity of Mong Kok, Jordan and Tsim Sha Tsui are advised to use railway services.

According to the arrangements for the 10-kilometre race, both bound carriageways of the IEC between Victoria Park Road and Shau Kei Wan, and the Central-Wan Chai Bypass Tunnel (CWBT) linking to and from the IEC will be closed from 1.30am on Sunday.

The Wan Chai North exits from and entrance to the Central-Wan Chai Bypass Tunnel will be closed for most of the race time.

Meanwhile, about 230 bus routes and 40 green minibus routes will be subject to diversion, truncation, suspension or relocation of stops in phases from 11.15pm on Saturday until the re-opening of roads on Sunday.

To enable participants to go to Tsim Sha Tsui for the half and full marathon races with the earliest starting times from 5.45am and 6am respectively, as well as the participants to go to Causeway Bay for the 10-kilometer race with the earliest starting time from 5.45am, the first departures of eight rail lines of MTR services will be advanced suitably on Sunday, with the first departures on the Tuen Ma Line and East Rail Line to be operated at 3.25am.

In addition, 28 special bus routes will also be operated to serve event participants going to Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay on Sunday.

Authorities advised members of the public to plan their journeys early and use alternative traveling routes to avoid unexpected delays, and take railway services as far as possible.

Public transport users are also advised to pay attention to the arrangements of route diversions and changes of stop locations.

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