Tai Po Road

Tai Po Road
Route information
Maintained by Highways Department
Length 21.9 km (13.6 mi)
1.6 km (0.99 mi) Tai Wo section

1.1 km (0.68 mi) Yuen Chau Tsai section

3.6 km (2.2 mi) Tai Po Kau section

2.8 km (1.7 mi) Ma Liu Shui section

4.0 km (2.5 mi) Sha Tin section

1.2 km (0.75 mi) Tai Wai section

3.3 km (2.1 mi) Sha Tin Heights section

1.2 km (0.75 mi) Piper's Hill section

3.1 km (1.9 mi) Section in Kowloon
Existed 1902–present
Major junctions
South end Cheung Sha Wan Road at Mong Kok
  Castle Peak Road at Sham Shui Po

Route 7 at Lai Chi Kok

Route 8 at Tai Wai

Route 9 from Sha Tin to Ma Liu Shui

Route 1 at Fo Tan

Route 9 at Island House
North end Kwong Fuk Road/Nam Wan Road at Tai Po South
Highway system
Tai Po Road (Kowloon portion)
Chinese 大埔道
Tai Po Road (New Territories portion)
Chinese 大埔公路

Tai Po Road is the second longest road in Hong Kong (after Castle Peak Road). It spans from Sham Shui Po in Kowloon to Tai Po in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Initially, the road was named Frontier Road.

Location [ edit ]

The road begins at Nathan Road near Sham Shui Po, runs through the valley between Golden Hill and Beacon Hill, and connects to Sha Tin. It then continues northward along Sha Tin Hoi and Tai Po Hoi.

History [ edit ]

Built in 1902, Tai Po Road is one of the earliest major roads in the New Territories. Until the completion of the Lion Rock Tunnel in 1967, Tai Po Road was the main road connecting the New Territories with Kowloon.[1] Before the construction of the Fanling Highway in the 1980s, the road connected Fanling and Sheung Shui.

On 10 February 2018, at approximately 18:13 HKT, a Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) double-decker bus flipped onto its side on Tai Po Road. The crash killed 19 people and injured 65.

The incident was Hong Kong's second deadliest road traffic accident, behind a 2003 incident on Tuen Mun Road that killed 21.[2]

Gallery [ edit ]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Cheng Siu Kei, "Making of a New Town: Urbanisation in Tai Po", Tai Po Book p. 271
  2. ^ "Hong Kong bus overturns, killing at least 19 people". The Guardian. Agence-France Presse. 10 February 2018.

External links [ edit ]

Preceded by

Shing Mun Tunnel Road
Hong Kong Route 9

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Tai Po Road — Sha Tin
Succeeded by

Tolo Highway

Coordinates: 22°23′20″N114°11′37″E / 22.38893°N 114.19353°E / 22.38893; 114.19353

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