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Jefferies tube Service corridor in a Federation starship. A network of Jefferies tubes runs through each starship and provides access to the various power conduits (EPS), waveguides (ODN) and environmental systems (generic).

Jefferies tubes are named in honor of the late Matt Jefferies, the ingenious designer of the original starship Enterprise. They are officially called so since TNG. While all starships must have service corridors of some sort, it is uncertain where on the various ship classes the may be located. Ironically, in the otherwise very consistent Enterprise-D design there seems to be no space left for them. Read more about the topic: Where are the Jefferies Tubes?


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