Everything tagged: pier

Hung Hom Ferry Pier (Northern pier of three piers off Whampoa Street) [1963-1979]

Submitted by tngan on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 12:44

(Timeline added, based on the comments below:)

1963 - The pier opens for business. Initially it handles the Hung Hom - North Point ferry service that moved here from the pier off Gillies Avenue.

1975 - The Hung Hom - Wanchai ferry service also moved here. That service previously ran from the adjacent pier, slightly southwest of this one.

1979 - This pier is closed. Both ferry services move to the new pier, near to the KCR turntable.

Hung Hom Ferry Pier (Southern pier of three piers off Whampoa Street) [1965-c.1971]

Submitted by tngan on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 12:41

(Timeline added, based on the comments below:)

1965: The pier opens for business in June. It handles the Star Ferry's Hung Hom - Central ferry service.

1967: The Star Ferry suspended their Hung Hom - Central service, owing to the riots. No other ferry service used the pier after this time.

c.1971: Aerial photos of this area show the pier was demolished in around 1971.

Hung Hom Ferry Pier (Middle pier of three piers off Whampoa Street) [1963-1988]

Submitted by tngan on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 12:34

(Timeline added, based on the comments below:)

1963: The pier opens for business. Initially it handles the Hung Hom - Wanchai ferry service operated by HYF (The Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry Company Limited).

1975: HYF moves the Hung Hom - Wanchai ferry service to their other pier, a short distance northeast of this one. Star Ferry then rent this pier from HYF, to use for the Star Ferry's Hung Hom - Central ferry service.