Whitty Street

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Whitty Street
Traditional Chinese 屈地街
Whitty Street

Whitty Street (Chinese: 屈地街) is a street in Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Named after R.C. Whitty, the first manager of Hong Kong and China Gas Company,[1] the street is well known as one of seven terminals of the Hong Kong Tramway. The road starts from Queen's Road West, crossing Des Voeux Road West and ends in Connaught Road West.

In the 1970s, there was a plan for an MTR station (named Whitty Station) to be built beneath the street for the residents of Shek Tong Tsui. Space is reserved for the exit of the future station. Nonetheless, the plan has never come to fruition. A new plan suggests that a station would be built near the private housing estate The Belcher's instead of on Whitty Street.

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  1. ^ Waters, Dan (1990). "Hongs Kong's Hongs with Long Histories and British Connections" (PDF). Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch. 30: 219–256. ISSN 1991-7295.  p. 248

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