NYC Subway Station Reopens After Superstorm Sandy Flooding
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.