Route Twisk (zh-tspcy|t=荃錦公路|s=荃锦公路|p=Quánjǐn gōnglù|cy=chyun4 gam2 gung1 lou6) is a dual-lane suburban road in
Hong Kong, linking Tsuen Wanand Pat Heungvia Shek Kong. It joins Kam Tin Roadand Lam Kam Roadnorth in Kam Tin, and ends in the Tsuen Kam Interchangeof Cheung Pei Shan Road, Texaco Road North, Wai Tsuen Roadand Tai Ho Road Northsouth in Tsuen Wan.
Its name came from a misprint of its name in a construction project document Route TW/SK, meaning a road linking
Tsuen Wanand Shek Kong. An alternative interpretation is Tsuen Wan Interconnect Shek Kong.
It is the only link to
Tai Mo Shan Road, the road leading to Tai Mo Shan, the highest peak in Hong Kong. The last section of Stage 8 of the MacLehose Trailruns along Tai Mo Shan Road. Opposite this intersection is a carpark, and the starting point of Stage 9 of the trail, which continues in a westerly direction.
Between 1951 and 1952, Route Twisk was built by the
Royal Engineers, led by Brigadier H. P. Cavendish, to improve the transport from the military base of British Armyin Shek Kong. The road was originally a military escape route to evacuate personnel in event of an invasion. It contained demolition chambers at intervals to deny use to incoming forces. In early 1960s, Hong Kong Governmentnegotiated with British Army to open the road the public. The army finally transferred the road to the Government and the road made available to public on 25 May, 1961.
The road ended in
Castle Peak Roadin Tsuen Wan originally. It was shorten to Tsuen Kam Interchange for the construction of MTR Tsuen Wan Line.
KMBRoute 51 - Tsuen WanNina Tower - Kam Sheung Road Railway Station
**Due to the undesirable road conditions (the fact that the road is very steep in places and has numerous "switch-backs"), vehicles using the road can only be 10 meters long or less. For a long time, buses serving these routes were single-deckers, but the bus company purchased / altered some buses which had special engine-gearbox combinations for the ardious conditions of the road. Later, the bus fleet was converted to fully air-conditioned buses and fully single-deckers again in 1996. Since then,
Dennis Darts with manual retarders have been deployed.
*Green Minibus Route 72 - Yuen Long Tai Hang Street - Lui Kung Tin
*Green Minibus Route 80 - Tsuen Wan Chuen Lung Street / Shiu Wo Street - Chuen Long
*Green Minibus Route 85 - Tsuen Wan Chuen Lung Street / Shiu Wo Street - Fu Yung Shan
Kwong Pan Tin(光板田)
Tso Kung Tam(曹公潭)
Tai Mo Shan
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* [http://www.centamap.com/gc/home.aspx?x=828849&y=829446&sx=828849.09824&sy=829446.07704&z=6 CentaLink map of Route Twisk] (incorrectly labelled "Tsuen Kam Road", an incomplete transliteration of the Chinese name that means "Tsuen Kam Public Road" or "Tsuen Kam Highway". The correct English name is shown if the map is zoomed in more. The Survey and Mapping Office of Lands Department is now aware of this mistake.
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=22.375808,114.12043&daddr=%E8%8D%83%E9%8C%A6%E5%85%AC%E8%B7%AF+%4022.431390,+114.104420&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=18&mra=dme&sll=22.376131,114.120258&sspn=0.002034,0.003648&ie=UTF8&ll=22.403565,114.11126&spn=0.065069,0.11673&z=13&om=1 Google Maps of Route Twisk]
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