Tuesday 13 November 2018

World Trade Centre subway station reopens for first time since 9/11

The old Cortlandt Street station was buried under the rubble of the twin towers.

The newly-opened WTC Cortlandt subway station in New York (Patrick Sison/AP)
The newly-opened WTC Cortlandt subway station in New York (Patrick Sison/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

A New York City subway station has reopened for the first time since it was destroyed during the World Trade Centre attack 17 years ago.

Cheers erupted as the first train rolled into the new WTC Cortlandt station.

The old Cortlandt Street station on the subway system’s No 1 line was buried under the rubble of the twin towers on September 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 dollars (£140 million) and features a mosaic that uses words from the Declaration of Independence.

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