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"Station 12, come in! Station 12, do you read?"
Rebel radio operator[src]

Station 12 is the first Underground Railroad station visited by Gordon Freeman during his journey to Black Mesa East. It is located in the City 17 Canals, next to the railroad.


Connected to the outside by a large pipe, Station 12 is located in a large, concealed sewer room where Resistance members could live in relative comfort, or use the dedicated radio. The room also includes a sofa, a table, two chairs, and several mattresses. There is also a number of medical supplies and batteries, most likely scavenged from the nearby Civil Protection forces or stray City Scanners.

Nearby are damaged train boxcars, one of them housing Joe and a Vortigaunt. As often seen in the Canals, several Barnacles hang on ceilings in the surroundings.


Station 12 massacre

Two Citizens that were killed by Civil Protection at Station 12.

Half-Life 2

Not so long before Gordon Freeman's arrival at Station 12, Civil Protection forces found the station and commenced a raid to destroy it.

When Freeman arrives, CPs have already rounded up outside some of the Rebels who were stationed there and gun them down with an Emplacement Gun mounted on the station's roof, while they beg for mercy. One survivor sees Freeman from the main room access tunnel when he arrives and pleads for help, but is shot from behind by a Metrocop.

After eliminating the Civil Protection presence in the area while being unable to save any Rebel, Freeman continues on. He soon finds Mary, a Rebel who was hiding in a nearby concrete pipe, who urges him to go on.


  • There is an inconsistency in the map layout. In the previous map, "d1_canals_01", two trains pass by while Freeman journeys along the railway. When having a look at the continuation of the tracks in the Station 12 map ("d1_canals_01a"), it appears that a concrete bridge collapsed on the tracks, preventing any train from actually passing.
  • While it is possible to save a few survivors, they always tend to be killed or disappear eventually.


List of appearances

Preceded by
Kleiner's Lab (1)
Half-Life 2 story arc journey Succeeded by
Station 6
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