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Central Ferry Piers
Central Piers Overview 2010.jpg
View of the Central Ferry Piers in July 2010
Traditional Chinese中環碼頭
Simplified Chinese中环码头
Entrance of Pier 5 to Cheung Chau in June 2017
Entrance of Pier 5 to Cheung Chau in June 2017
Pier 7: Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui: One of the "finger piers" of Central Piers. Taken in November 2006
Pier 7: Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui: One of the "finger piers" of Central Piers. Taken in November 2006
Pier 9: Public Pier. Taken in May 2012
Pier 9: Public Pier. Taken in May 2012

The Central Ferry Piers (Chinese: 中環碼頭) are situated on the northeast part of Central, Hong Kong Island. The ferries mostly depart to Outlying Islands in the New Territories, with the exception of Pier 1 serving as a government pier, and ferries from piers 7 and 8 going to Kowloon.

History

The current piers were all built in the 1990s and early 2000s due to the Airport Core Programme, under which the Central Reclamation was built to provide land for Hong Kong station, the terminus of the new airport railway. The previous piers had to be demolished to make way for the newly reclaimed land. The first set of new piers opened on 9 May 1995.[1]

Ferry services

The destinations or uses of the piers are as follows:

Star Ferry Pier, Central is a "movable name", which now refers to the "fourth generation" Star Ferry pier, aka Pier 7 in Central.

Former piers

See also

References

  1. ^ Wallis, Keith (10 May 1995). "Passengers approve of new ferry terminals". South China Morning Post. p. 6.
  2. ^ "Central Government Pier". Hong Kong Film Services Office. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b "New World First Ferry Services Limited". Nwff.com.hk. Retrieved 24 October 2015.

Coordinates: 22°17′14″N 114°09′33″E / 22.28722°N 114.15917°E / 22.28722; 114.15917