King's Road (Hong Kong)

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King's Road
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Fortress Hill section of King's Road
Chinese 英皇道
Tram in the North Point section of King's Road
King's Road, at the junction between North Point and Quarry Bay
Fook Cheong Building (福昌樓) in the Quarry Bay section of King's Road
Quarry Bay section of King's Road. North Point Government Primary School is on the left.

King's Road is a major east-west street along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, extending from Causeway Bay, where it joins Causeway Road, to Sai Wan Ho, where it joins Shau Kei Wan Road.

History[edit]

Originally part of the Shaukiwan Road, it was renamed in 1935 in honour of the Silver Jubilee of King George V's reign.

Features[edit]

From West to East.
In North Point:

  • No. 423: Sunbeam Theatre[1]
  • Note that The boundary between North Point and Quarry Bay is at Man Hong Street / Healthy Street West

In Quarry Bay:

  • No. 611: WSD Hong Kong Regional Building
  • No. 668-702: Healthy Village
  • No. 740-774: Model Housing Estate
  • No. 888: North Point Government Primary School
  • No. 986: The Former Quarry Bay School is a Grade III historic building.[2] Currently vacant, it was built in 1924-1926.[3]
  • No. 1032-1044: Fook Cheong Building (福昌樓)
  • No. 1048-1056: Yick Fat Building (益發大廈). Housing the Hong Kong Aquarium Plaza.

Traffic[edit]

The road is shared between automobile traffic and the Hong Kong Tramways system, and the east bound of the section between eastern Causeway Bay and Quarry Bay bus lane. Before the opening of Island Eastern Corridor, the road was plagued with traffic congestion. Various measures like creation of bus lanes were taken to alleviate the problem.

Part of the MTR Island Line runs underneath the road, and the following stations serve the Road: Tin Hau (exit A1), Fortress Hill (exits A and B), North Point (exits B1/B2/B3), Quarry Bay (exit A), Tai Koo.

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Coordinates: 22°17′06″N 114°13′05″E / 22.28493°N 114.21802°E / 22.28493; 114.21802