Central Transit Hub
|Central Transit Hub|
The Central Transit Hub is said to serve as a central station for the Black Mesa Transit System. It is only mentioned and never seen in any game.
In Half-Life, the hub is mentioned during the tram ride at the beginning of the game. It says if the player's intended destination is a high-security area beyond Sector C, he would need to return to the Central Transit Hub in Area 9 and board a high-security tram.
Half-Life: Blue Shift
In Blue Shift, a tram takes the player through Area 9 Security Checkpoint to reach its destination, Area 3 Security Facilities, at the beginning of the game. This area is believed to be an entrance to the hub. The hub can be seen on a map that shows the tram routes. According to this map, the hub is connected to the Blue Line of the transit system.
Behind the scenes
While the location has never physically appeared in the series, it was intended to be included in a cut mission in Decay. The original sixth mission (map name ht06hub) was internally called the Central Transit Hub and was to take place there.