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 has reopened for the first time since it was destroyed. It was destroyed in the World Trade Center attack 17 years ago.

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

The old Cortlandt Street station on the subway system's No. 1 line was buried under the rubble of the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Construction of the new station was delayed 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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COMMENTS (13)
  • AustinM-dec1
    9/24/2018 - 08:16 a.m.

    The article that I read was interesting. I am so glad that I was not in the subway station

  • PaigeM-dec
    9/24/2018 - 08:21 a.m.

    It’s amazing how long it took to rebuilt the station.

  • SummerS-dec
    9/24/2018 - 08:25 a.m.

    I think it's most beneficial that the subway station opened back up because people can still go places even if they don't have a car. The subway can help them get around

  • DylanL-dec
    9/24/2018 - 10:33 a.m.

    Finally almost everything is rebuilt.

  • AlyssaF-dec
    9/24/2018 - 10:37 a.m.

    I found it very interesting that it took them 17 years to rebuild! I'm glad that something we lost on a tragic day is back!

  • MattM-dec
    9/24/2018 - 10:54 a.m.

    If someone doesn’t have a vehicle to get to somewhere they can use the subway instead.

  • MckenzieH-dec
    9/24/2018 - 11:05 a.m.

    Oh wow thats alot of money to rebuild and clean that all up.

  • BelaggioC-dec
    9/24/2018 - 01:18 p.m.

    I did not know a subway can cost 181$ million that's mind blowing.

  • ZoeyHamby-aus
    9/26/2018 - 10:52 a.m.

    I think it will be most beneficial because people have a way to get where they need to go now i think its great because the tragedy that occurred was awful but now aleast there able to bring that back together for the people to get from one place to another

  • SkylerHildebran-aus
    9/26/2018 - 11:26 a.m.

    so people without cars or anything can ride the train!

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