The Western Harbour Tunnel
is fully equipped with safety devices to deal with
all emergency incidents.
Safety devices in the tunnel
21 evacuation exits
42 sets of tunnel fire hydrants
82 sets of tunnel hose reels
117 emergency telephones
124 sets of break glass units
168 sets of portable fire extinguishers
To handle emergencies in a
more efficient manner, there are 90 sets of 24-hour recording Closed
Circuit Television Cameras installed in the tunnel
area. It allows our Central Control Room to find
out the latest situation and make further arrangement.
There are also 210 sets of
Automatic Incident Detection Loops within the tunnel area detecting any traffic incidents happened
within the tunnel area. Hence, the Central Control
Room can come to a confirmation of every single
The two tunnel tubes are equipped
with 4,537 tunnel lighting fittings which provide
a safe and reliable environment to the drivers,
and ensure the drivers passing through the tunnel
under a bright and visible condition.
The Central Control Room is equipped
with Fire Protection System, Ventilation System
and Power Supply System. These systems enable
our tunnel running smoothly and provide an obstacle-free
tunnel for drivers.
For more information, please
browse the leaflet "Tunnel Safety Guidelines"
published in the homepage of Transport Department: