Waterloo Road, Hong Kong
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|Part of||Route 1|
|Namesake||Battle of Waterloo|
|Length||4.8 km (3.0 mi)|
|South end||Princess Margaret Road|
|North end||Lion Rock Tunnel|
|Inauguration||Early 20th century|
|Waterloo Road, Hong Kong|
The road starts in the west at the intersection with Lai Cheung Road and Ferry Street, and runs east past Nathan Road. It then runs on a northeast-southwest alignment through the eastern part of Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok until the intersection with Princess Margaret Road. The road then takes another turn and runs north through Kowloon Tong, leading towards the Lion Rock Tunnel.
Waterloo Road was named to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It was laid out in the early 20th century. The stretch of the road through Kowloon Tong was built in 1922 as part of the plans to develop the area. This portion of the road was designated as part of Hong Kong's Route 1 in 1974, and is the only part of Route 1 which features several intersections without grade separation.
Kwong Wah Hospital, Wah Yan College, Kowloon, Maryknoll Convent School and True Light Girls' College are located on Waterloo Road in Yau Ma Tei. The wholesale Fruit Market and the Yaumati Theatre are located at the road's junction with Reclamation Street in Yau Ma Tei. Universal Models Limited is also situated on the Mong Kok section.
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Princess Margaret Road
|Hong Kong Route 1
Lion Rock Tunnel Road