Jun 27, 2017

NYC Subway Station Reopens After Superstorm Sandy Flooding

New York, NY
USA
by
US News & World Report via Associated Press
Passengers leave the No. 1 train at the South Ferry Station, Tuesday June 27, 2017, in New York. The station reopened Tuesday, nearly five years after it was flooded by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. Photo, Bebeto Matthews
Passengers leave the No. 1 train at the South Ferry Station, Tuesday June 27, 2017, in New York. The station reopened Tuesday, nearly five years after it was flooded by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. Photo, Bebeto Matthews

A New York City subway station has reopened nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy flooded it with 15 million gallons of water.

The South Ferry station on the No. 1 line reopened at noon Tuesday after $340 million worth of repairs.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees and contractors in hard hats cheered as the first train rolled into the pristine new South Ferry station at the southern tip of Manhattan.

Riders had to use an older, outmoded station during the lengthy repair process.

The old South Ferry station had room for only the first five cars of a 10-car train.

The station opened just as MTA officials were investigating a minor derailment about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north, in Harlem. The derailment caused only minor injuries, but service disruptions were widespread.