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Hennessy Road Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hennessy_Road

Hennessy Road
Hennessy Road Night view 201602.jpg
Hennessy Road in Causeway Bay, junction with Yee Wo Street in February 2016
Native name 軒尼詩道  (Yue Chinese)
Namesake John Pope Hennessy
Length 1.86 kilometres (1.16 mi)
Location Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°16′40″N 114°10′21″E / 22.2778264°N 114.172409°E / 22.2778264; 114.172409Coordinates: 22°16′40″N 114°10′21″E / 22.2778264°N 114.172409°E / 22.2778264; 114.172409
East end Yee Wo Street
West end Queensway
Hennessy Road
Traditional Chinese軒尼詩道
Simplified Chinese轩尼诗道
Cantonese YaleHīn nèih sī douh
Hennessy Road in Wan Chai in December 2006

Hennessy Road (Chinese: 軒尼詩道) is a thoroughfare on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.

It connects Yee Wo Street on the east in Causeway Bay, at the junction with East Point Road, Jardine's Bazaar and Great George Street in East Point, through Bowrington, to Queensway on its western end in Wan Chai.

It is a two-way road with two to three lanes of traffic on each side, which is shared by tram services. The road was built in the 20th century and is 1.86 kilometres (1.16 mi) in length.

The road is named after John Pope Hennessy, the Governor of Hong Kong between 1877 and 1882.

The portion of the road passing through Causeway Bay was one of the locations occupied during the 2014 Hong Kong protests.[1][2]

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Transport[edit]

The tram once set up its terminal at the end of this street in 20th century (the former site of the Times Square). It now passes through the street to both ends of the Hong Kong Island.

Due to heavy congestion during peak hours, long haul bus routes are not routed through the road.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Chan, Samuel (15 December 2014). "'Occupy is over': Hong Kong chief executive announces end to protests as Causeway Bay is cleared". South China Morning Post.
  2. ^ Release, Press (6 October 2014). "Protests cause serious traffic congestion on HK Island and in Kowloon". Hong Kong Government. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Sogo department store" Archived 2012-03-02 at the Wayback Machine Sogo Hong Kong. Retrieved 2012-03-09
  4. ^ Ha, Karen, "Hysan rides wave of high office, shop rents" Archived 2014-03-12 at the Wayback MachineThe Standard. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-09
  5. ^ "Bus Route Planning Programme for Southern District 2016–17" (PDF). 2016: 3. Retrieved 2 September 2017. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)