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 (94)
  • Emma B-rud
    9/13/2018 - 11:50 a.m.

    Emma B

    In my opinion the ways I think the reopening of the subway will be beneficial because more and more people can get places without walking. Also,the the subway will to get to work.

  • Ella S-rud
    9/13/2018 - 11:50 a.m.

    This was a shorter article than usual. But, the fact that it features some really cool facts and other stuff in it, for example, there is a mosaic that uses words that is in the Declaration of Independence,the old Cortlandt Street Station was buried under the rumble of the Twin Towers in September 11, 2001 [17 yrs. ago], and that it just reopened just a few days ago! but then yet, 9/11 was a sad sad day. Also, i think that the subway is next to the World Trade Center! [The new one i think]

  • Leslie H-rud
    9/13/2018 - 11:51 a.m.

    I think the reopening will help other people that don't have vehicle to get to their destination.

  • Emma B-rud
    9/13/2018 - 11:55 a.m.

    The ways that I think the reopening of the subway is beneficial because it will be a landmark. And the subway will help people get places Quicker.

  • Taylorp-eic
    9/14/2018 - 10:24 a.m.

    That's so cool that they did that.9/11 was a horrible time . I feel so bad. But i think its cool and good that they did that.

  • Mckenziel-eic
    9/14/2018 - 11:09 a.m.

    I think it will be beneficial because people can get work and around new york city faster around that area

  • Alliec-eic
    9/14/2018 - 11:09 a.m.

    New York should be less busy now that there is an other station.

  • Laurynm-eic
    9/14/2018 - 11:09 a.m.

    So many people use that to get around New York

  • Renaej-eic
    9/14/2018 - 11:12 a.m.

    I wonder why it took so long to open back up?

  • Kinleys-eic
    9/14/2018 - 11:16 a.m.

    Its so crazy that the new station cost $181 million dollors

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