Tate's Cairn Tunnel

Lei Yue Mun Interchange, northern entrance to the Eastern Harbour Crossing

Four-lane road tunnel in Hong Kong.

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Diamond Hill

Hill in the east of Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Nan Lian Garden in Diamond Hill

Parts of the squatter settlement were demolished over the years, including for expansion of the Kai Tak Airport during the Japanese occupation, construction of the Mass Transit Railway, Lung Cheung Road, and the Tate's Cairn Tunnel.

Sha Tin District

One of the 18 districts of Hong Kong.

Sha Tin and Shing Mun River
Wu Kai Sha
Residential, commercial and industrial buildings with numerous village type developments has been built along the two sides of the Shing Mun River since the early stage of development of Shatin.
Walled Buildings in Tai Wai
Tsang Tai Uk: external view
Sha Tin Racecourse
Tao Fong Shan

The Lion Rock Tunnel was followed by the Shing Mun Tunnels on Route 9 in 1990, the Tate's Cairn Tunnel on Route 2 in 1991, and most recently the Tsing Sha Highway on Route 8 (consisting of the Eagle's Nest Tunnel and Sha Tin Heights Tunnel) in 2008.

Tate's Cairn Highway

Dual 3-lane expressway in Hong Kong.

Tate's Cairn Highway in August 2011

It links Tate's Cairn Tunnel and Ma Liu Shui Interchange, forming a part of Route 2 (formerly known as Route 6).

Siu Lek Yuen

Area in Sha Tin District, New Territories East.

Siu Lek Yuen Nullah with Kwong Yuen Estate in the background in April 2008.
Siu Lek Yuen in November 2016
Kwong Yuen Estate in April 2008, with Hong Lam Court in the background
Siu Lek Yuen Industrial Area in November 2016
Tate's Cairn Tunnel entrance in Siu Lek Yuen in November 2007
Siu Lek Yuen Village.

The north entrance of Tate's Cairn Tunnel lies at the southern side of Siu Lek Yuen, making the transportation between Siu Lek Yuen to the East Kowloon much easier.

Lung Cheung Road

Major road in New Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Lung Cheung Road near Wong Tai Sin.

Tate's Cairn Tunnel

Lion Rock Tunnel

Twin-bored toll tunnel, connecting Hin Tin, Sha Tin in the New Territories and New Kowloon near Kowloon Tong.

Entrance of the Lion Rock Tunnel in Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Lion Rock Tunnel toll plaza, on the Sha Tin side.
New Kowloon side. The Second Lion Rock Tunnel is on the left, the "old" tunnel is on the right. Lion Rock is visible in the top right corner.

The flow was eased by other tunnels being put into service later, such as Shing Mun Tunnels, Tate's Cairn Tunnel, Tsing Sha Highway.

Kwun Tong Bypass

Elevated expressway between Lam Tin and Kowloon Bay in Kwun Tong District, Kowloon East, Hong Kong, with three lanes in each direction and a posted speed limit of 70 - 80 km/h.

Three lanes each way near Kwun Tong
Kwun Tong Bypass near Ngau Tau Kok, as seen from MegaBox in August 2017
Junction between Route 5 and Kwun Tong Bypass near Kowloon Bay in December 2006
Commemorative plaque for the opening of Kwun Tong Bypass between Wai Yip Street and Richland Gardens in September 2017

It bridges Eastern Harbour Crossing (Route 2) and Tseung Kwan O Tunnel (Route 7) at its southeastern end with Tate's Cairn Tunnel (Route 2) and Kai Tak Tunnel (Route 5) at its northwestern end, providing a fast connection across eastern New Kowloon.

Route 2 (Hong Kong)

Series of expressways that runs from Quarry Bay of Hong Kong Island to Ma Liu Shui of the New Territories East, formerly known as route 6, and renamed as route 2 in 2004 under the route numbering scheme proposed in the same year.

Lei Yue Mun Interchange, northern entrance to the Eastern Harbour Crossing

Tate's Cairn Tunnel continues the route from Diamond Hill, cutting through Tate's Cairn to Shek Mun Interchange, junctioning the Sha Lek Highway.

Heung Yuen Wai Highway

Controlled-access highway in North District, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Lin Ma Hang Road Interchange where Heung Yuen Wai Highway (on the viaduct) is connected to Lin Ma Hang Road
Southern portal of Cheung Shan Tunnel under construction (March 2017)

The 4.8 km tunnel is the longest land-based road tunnel in Hong Kong, 0.85 km longer than the previous record holder Tate's Cairn Tunnel.


Autotoll Limited (Autotoll) provides Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) service in Hong Kong.

Autotoll system

It was then installed at Tate's Cairn Tunnel for testing and further expended to Shing Mun Tunnels and Tseung Kwan O Tunnel in October 1997.