Star Ferry franchise renewed

March 13, 2018

The Chief Executive in Council has decided to grant a new franchise to Star Ferry for 15 years from April 1.


The company will continue to run its Central-Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai-Tsim Sha Tsui routes until 2033.


The Government considered the company's capability of providing a proper and efficient ferry service before making the franchise decision.


The Transport & Housing Bureau said Star Ferry has undertaken to provide services at economical fares, and offer fare concessions for the elderly, children and the disabled.


The company will provide free Wi-Fi in the passenger waiting areas at its piers from April.


It will also strengthen staff training, use eco-friendly engines, and take measures to enhance pier management and the harbourfront.

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