Central Area Transport West is a room in the Sanctuary Fortress. It appears in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. It is a long shaft that uses Kinetic Orb Cannons to go up, and a Morph Ball maze in the back wall to get down. Upon first entry, the first orb cannon will immediately be locked away in a tube invulnerable to all weaponry. The only way to lift it is to use the Echo Visor to spot and destroy an invisible maintenance unit.

The Dark Aether version of this room was the Central Hive West Transport.

Connecting rooms[]


Missile Expansion
Located in the tunnel in the back wall.


Security Barrier
"Structural analysis complete.
This is an automated security barrier.
Barrier blocks access to Kinetic Orb Cannon. Sonic interface unit detected in barrier control suite."
Luminoth Tech Crate
"Object analysis complete.
Object is a Luminoth Tech Crate.
Units possess ultra-secure lock systems. Destroy them to discover their contents."
* Kinetic Orb Cannon hologram
"Enter hologram in Morph Ball mode to fire Cannon."

* Note: text is centered-aligned in scan, unlike the others which are left-aligned.