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Central Transit Hub

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Central Transit Hub
General information

200-, during the Black Mesa Incident


Black Mesa Research Facility


Black Mesa Incident


Black Mesa

The Area 9 Central Transit Hub is a location mentioned in Half-Life and its expansions.


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[edit]

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[edit]

Gina facing a Gargantua in the cut Central Transit Hub mission.

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)[1] was internally called the Central Transit Hub[2] and was to take place there.

List of appearances[edit]


  1. Half-Life: Decay (maps/graphs/ht06hub.nod)
  2. Half-Life: Decay (sounds/sentences.txt)