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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In what ways do you think the reopening of the subway station will be most beneficial?
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COMMENTS (16)
  • SkylerHildebran-aus
    9/26/2018 - 11:26 a.m.

    so people without cars or anything can ride the train!

  • ChasityS-dec
    9/27/2018 - 09:37 a.m.

    Now we will have more transportation.

  • GraceR-dec
    9/27/2018 - 09:43 a.m.

    9/11 was devastating. I'm glad to see places reopening after that. It's amazing how people payed for the cost of 181 million dollars.

  • JonathanC-sto2
    10/04/2018 - 11:35 a.m.

    This is an interesting article. Rest in peace to all those who died in the attack.

  • TylerV-dec
    11/07/2018 - 10:57 a.m.

    It will be beneficial because people will use the subway and not cars. This is beneficial because the cardon imishon will be less.

  • SawyerD-dec
    5/16/2019 - 07:56 a.m.

    I think the reopening of The WTC subway is most beneficial so that people can get around faster.

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