Route 7 (Hong Kong)

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Route 7

Route 7
Route 7 coloured red
Route information
Maintained by Highways Department
Length: 17.3 km (10.7 mi)
Existed: 1961 (Lung Cheung Road) – present
Major junctions
East end: Wan Po Road, Tseung Kwan O
  HK Route2.svg Kwun Tong Bypass
HK Route5.svg Kai Fuk Road, Ngau Tau Kok
HK Route1.svg Lion Rock Tunnel, Beacon Hill
HK Route8.svg Tsing Sha Highway in Lai Chi Kok
HK Route3.svg Tsing Kwai Highway, Kwai Chung
West end: HK Route5.svg Kwai Chung Road, Kwai Chung
Location
Districts: Sai Kung, Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin, Sham Shui Po, Kwai Tsing
Highway system

Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System

Route 6 Route 8
Route 7 near Ting Fu Street, Ngau Tau Kok

Route 7 (Chinese: 七號幹線) is a major road linking Tseung Kwan O and Kwai Chung, through the northern part of Kowloon in Hong Kong.

The route was constructed in the 1960s, and consisted sections of Lung Cheung Road and Ching Cheung Road. It was built as a five lane dual carriageway to connect the factories in Kwun Tong with the Container Terminals, bypassing the built-up areas in Kowloon. The route was previously known as Route 4 and has been renamed in 2004. Following the opening of the Tseung Kwan O Tunnel in 1990, Route 7 was extended to Tseung Kwan O.[1]

Route description[edit]

Route 7 begins at Wan Po Road in Tseung Kwan O and travels west to Kwun Tong via the Tseung Kwan O Tunnel. It follows Sau Mau Ping Road and meets Route 2 at Kwun Tong Bypass, then branches off into Kwun Tong Road. The road becomes a viaduct until it descends onto the ground level and joining Prince Edward Road East. The viaduct continues as Route 5 along the shore.

After Kowloon Bay, the road makes a few sharp bends before entering Lung Cheung Road. The route continues heading west and passes through the suburbs of Diamond Hill, Wong Tai Sin and Wang Tau Hom. The road becomes considerably steeper near the exit for Lion Rock Tunnel, and follows the foothills of northern Kowloon. At Tai Wo Ping, the route interchanges with Tai Po Road and continues as Ching Cheung Road, bypassing Sham Shui Po and Cheung Sha Wan before terminating at Kwai Chung and joins Route 5 again.[2]

Some sections of the route are otherwise known as:

Exits and Interchanges[edit]

Route HK Route7.svg
Kwai Chung (west) bound exits Exit Number Tseng Kwan O (east) bound exits
Start Route 7
continues from Wan Po Road
to Kwai Chung
- End Route 7
continues as Wan Po Road
Chiu Shun Road
Sai Kung, Tseung Kwan O Town Centre
1 Po Yap Road
Sai Kung, Tseung Kwan O Town Centre
Po Shun Road (southbound)
Tseung Kwan O Town Centre, Tiu Keng Leng
2 Po Shun Road (southbound)
Sai Kung, Tseung Kwan O Town Centre
no exit 2A Po Shun Road (northbound)
Po Lam, Hang Hau, Sai Kung, Tseung Kwan O Hospital
Tseung Kwan O Tunnel HK Tunnel white no box.svg
no exit 3A Sau Mau Ping Road
Sau Mau Ping, Lam Tin
Kai Tin Road 3B no exit
Lei Yue Mun Road
Lei Yue Mun
Kwun Tong Bypass HK Route2.svg
Hong Kong (East) HK Eastern Harbour Tunnel.svg
4 Lei Yue Mun Road
Lei Yue Mun
Kwun Tong Bypass HK Route2.svg
Hong Kong (East) HK Eastern Harbour Tunnel.svg
Kwun Tong Bypass HK Route2.svg
Kowloon Bay, Shatin Gfi-set01-airport.png
4A no exit
no exit 4B Wai Fat Road
Cha Kwo Ling
Hip Wo Street/Hoi Yuen Road
Sau Mau Ping, Kwun Tong Industrial Area
5 Hip Wo Street/Hoi Yuen Road
Sau Mau Ping, Kwun Tong Industrial Area
no exit 5A Hong Ning Road
Lai Yip Street
Kowloon Bay
5C no exit
Kai Fuk Road HK Route5.svg
To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong HK Cross Harbour Tunnel.svg
5D no exit
no exit 6A Kwun Tong Road
Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong
no exit 6B Ting Fu Street
Telford Garden 6C no exit
no exit 6D Ngau Tau Kok Road
no exit 6E Ngau Tau Kok 5th Street
no exit 6F Ngau Tau Kok Road
Ngau Tau Kok
no exit 6G Choi Wan Road
Jordan Valley, Sau Mau Ping
Prince Edward Road East
Kowloon City, Mong Kok
7A no exit
no exit 7B Wai Yip Street
Kowloon Bay
Kai Tak Tunnel HK Route5.svg
Tsuen Wan
Clear Water Bay Road
Sai Kung
Prince Edward Road East
Kowloon City, Mong Kok
8 Clear Water Bay Road
Sai Kung
Tai Hom Road
Diamond Hill
Tate's Cairn Tunnel HK Route2.svg HK Tunnel black no box.svg
Shatin
9 Tate's Cairn Tunnel HK Route2.svg HK Tunnel black no box.svg
Shatin
Po Kong Village Road
San Po Kong
10 Po Kong Village Road (southbound)
San Po Kong
no exit 10A Po Kong Village Road (northbound)
Tsz Wan Shan
Ching Tak Street
Wong Tai Sin
10B no exit
Fung Mo Street
Wang Tau Hom, Kowloon City
11 Ma Chai Hang Road
Kowloon City
Chuk Yuen Road
Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon City
11A no exit
Lion Rock Tunnel HK Route1.svg HK Tunnel black no box.svg
Shatin
12 Lion Rock Tunnel HK Route1.svg HK Tunnel black no box.svg
Shatin
Lung Cheung Road Lookout 13 Phoenix House
Tai Po Road
Sham Shui Po, Shatin
13A no exit
Nam Cheong Street
Shek Kip Mei
13B no exit
no exit 13C Tai Po Road (southbound)
Sham Shui Po
no exit 13D Tai Po Road (northbound)
Shatin
Caritas Hospital 14A no exit
Butterfly Valley Road
Lai Chi Kok
14B no exit
Castle Peak Road
Tsuen Wan
14C no exit
no exit 14D Tsing Sha Highway HK Route8.svg Hong Kong road sign (Expressway Begins).svg HK Tunnel black no box.svg
Sha Tin, Tai Po
Tsing Kwai Highway HK Route3.svg Hong Kong road sign (Expressway Begins).svg
Tsing Yi, Lantau, Tuen Mun Gfi-set01-airport.png
14E no exit
End Route 7
merges to Kwai Chung Road Route 5
- Start Route 7
to Tseung Kwan O

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "道 路 及 鐵 路 - 香 港 幹 線 公 路 ( 二 )". Hong Kong Place. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Route Diagram-Route 7". Transport Department. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 

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