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|Central Ferry Piers|
View of the Central Ferry Piers in 2010
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 Pier 7 going to Kowloon.
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.
The destinations or uses of the piers are as follows:
- Pier 1: Government of Hong Kong
- Pier 2: Park Island
- Pier 3: Discovery Bay
- Pier 4: Lamma Island, with the western pier going to Sok Kwu Wan and the eastern pier to Yung Shue Wan.
- Pier 5: Cheung Chau
- Pier 6: Western pier: Peng Chau - Eastern pier: Mui Wo
- Pier 7: Star Ferry service to Tsim Sha Tsui
- Pier 8: Hong Kong Maritime Museum (formerly used by Star Ferry for route to Hung Hom)
- Pier 9: Public Pier
- Pier 10: Public Pier
Star Ferry Pier, Central is a "movable name", which now refers to the "fourth generation" Star Ferry pier, aka Pier 7 in Central.
- Blake Pier, demolished 1993
- Edinburgh Place Ferry Pier - "third generation" Star Ferry pier, abandoned in November 2006
- Queen's Pier, Edinburgh Place, was completely demolished in February 2008
- United Pier, also known as Jubilee Pier, demolished 1994
- Wallis, Keith (10 May 1995). "Passengers approve of new ferry terminals". South China Morning Post. p. 6.
- "New World First Ferry Services Limited". Nwff.com.hk. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
- Media related to Central Ferry Piers at Wikimedia Commons