WTC subway station reopens for first time since 9/11 attacks People walk up a flight of stairs in the World Trade Center complex from the newly-opened WTC Cortlandt subway station in New York on Saturday evening, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
WTC subway station reopens for first time since 9/11 attacks
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A New York City subway station is open again. It is the the first time it has been open. This is since it was destroyed in the World Trade Center attack. That was 17 years ago.

Cheers erupted as the first train rolled into the new WTC Cortlandt station. This happened at noon. This was last Saturday.

The old Cortlandt Street station was on the subway system's No. 1 line. It was buried under the rubble of the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Construction of the new station was delayed. It didn’t start until the rebuilding of the surrounding towers was well under way.

The new station cost $181 million. It features a mosaic that uses words from the Declaration of Independence.

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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
In what ways do you think the reopening of the subway station will be most beneficial?
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COMMENTS (70)
  • KayonaH26340
    9/12/2018 - 10:55 a.m.

    There will be more people coming to ride the subway to get around.If there is another subway like this one there will be alot more people because there is another subway now and they all will want to try it out because some people might think that it a lot different from all the other ones because its new.

  • AuskaJ2
    9/12/2018 - 10:58 a.m.

    I think it will be beneficial because it will allow people to get around easier if they don't have a vehicle or a bike.

  • RachelG26202
    9/12/2018 - 10:58 a.m.

    I think the reopening of the subway station is good because many people didn't have a way to get where they needed to get .

  • IcisW26473
    9/12/2018 - 11:01 a.m.

    The ways the subway station reopening will be more beneficial is.It can help by having more transportation for the ones who live in new york with no car.Another way, is to get places easier and faster.Lastly a beneficial way it helps is to learn another thing that happened during the 911 attack.

  • IsabellaV26373
    9/12/2018 - 11:02 a.m.

    People used the subway station to get around. Many people did not have a car so this subway opened opportunities for many people.

  • CaidynD26477
    9/12/2018 - 11:05 a.m.

    You won't have to buy gas anymore because you have a subway that you can use to get around New York City.

  • ethanm-orv
    9/12/2018 - 11:58 a.m.

    I never knew that the subway was also destroyed. I wonder why it was delayed opening for so long.

  • calebr-orv2
    9/18/2018 - 01:54 p.m.

    Because people could go visit the subway and mark that off their bucket list.

  • joeyw-orv
    9/19/2018 - 12:43 p.m.

    I think reopening the subway station will be beneficial because a lot of people use the subway to get around. Why else would we have them. Plus, more money for the government to use to help us.

  • karlised-orv
    9/20/2018 - 09:45 p.m.

    People might want to see the subway station, as a link to the 9/11 attack.

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