Cheung Chau ferry to introduce monthly pass in July
Funding has also been approved for six routes, including between Central and Cheung Chau, Peng Chau, Mui Wo, Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan
Cheung Chau residents may enjoy discounts with a new monthly ferry pass being introduced in July, the Transport Department told the Hong Kong Legislative Council on Saturday.
The department is also designing multi-journey ferry tickets for residents who do not have a monthly pass, Sing Tao Daily reported, citing Commissioner for Transport Ingrid Yeung Ho Poi-yan at the LegCo’s Finance Committee meeting.
The committee approved funding of more than HK$410 million (US$52.8 million) to help six outlying-island ferry routes stay financially viable, reducing the need for fare increases during the upcoming three-year license period starting in July.
The six routes comprise journeys between Central and Cheung Chau, Peng Chau, Mui Wo, Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan, and the inter-island services.