Salisbury Road, Hong Kong

Salisbury Road, Hong Kong

Salisbury Road, Hong Kong

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Salisbury Road (, formerly 梳利士巴利道) is a major road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It runs parallel to Victoria Harbour, starting from its western end at the Star Ferry Pier, passing by Blackhead Point, to Tsim Sha Tsui East. It intersects with several major roads in the area, including Canton Road, Kowloon Park Drive, Nathan Road and Chatham Road South, and connects to the Hung Hom Bypass at its eastern end.

History

Naming

The road was named after Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, who served as the British Prime Minister in late 19th century.

The word "Salisbury" is . That is, the letter "i" is silent. The original transliteration of the road in Chinese, "梳利士巴利道", failed to account for the fact that the i in the word is silent. The Hong Kong Government corrected the transliteration in the 1970s by dropping the second character "利", and adopting the current name "梳士巴利道".

Railway

Salisbury Road was extended westwards to the tip of Tsim Sha Tsui in 1904.Steven Ribet and Amy Tse, , The Standard, September 1, 1999 Train and ferry termini were erected at its end. The Kowloon-Canton Railway originally ran along Salisbury Road, and its terminus Kowloon Station was located at the western end of road. The terminus was moved to Hung Hom in 1974, and the station complex at Salisbury Road (except the Clock Tower) was demolished.

However, the KCR...
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