Coronavirus: Gongbei Port, ferry, bus times affected
The open hours at Gongbei Checkpoint were shortened to 6 am to 10 pm starting Jan 27, while opening-closing times at other checkpoints remain unchanged for the time being in order to reduce mass gatherings and contain the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to the Zhuhai government.
Service frequency of passenger ferryboats between the temporary Wanzai Checkpoint on South Nanwan Road to Macao's Inner Harbor Terminal (Yuet Tung Pier) were reduced to every 30 minutes from 7 am to 10 pm from Jan 26.
Wanzai Checkpoint [Photo courtesy WeChat account: zhuhaifabu]
On the other hand, Hong Kong-Zhuhai shuttle bus services via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge were adjusted from Thursday until further notice. The shuttle buses now run every 20 minutes from 6 to 7 am, every 15 to 20 minutes from 7 am to 11 pm, every 20 to 30 minutes from 11 pm to 1 am, and every 60 minutes from 1 to 6 am.
Adjustments have been made for cross-border transport from Jiuzhou Port Ferry Terminal in Jida to Hong Kong ferry terminals. Currently, passenger ferryboats to Hong Kong-Macao Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan depart at 9 am, 10:50 am, 3 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm, while return trips are scheduled at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm, and 7:30 pm. Ferries leave for Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok at 8:40 am, 12:40 pm, and 3:40 pm, and return at 10:20 am, 2:15 pm, and 5:20 pm. Ferry routes to China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui of Kowloon are suspended.
In addition, bus services at Gongbei Checkpoint (拱北口岸总站), Intercity MRT Zhuhai Station (城轨珠海站), and Zhuhai Boundary Crossing Hub (大桥口岸枢纽) bus terminals were rearranged to terminate at 10:15 pm daily.