Old South Ferry station reopens

South Ferry station
The new South Ferry station, built in 2009, was flooded with 15 million gallons of water during Hurricane Sandy. Credit: MTA

South Ferry subway riders will no longer have to walk to Rector Street to get the 1 train. Service was restored at the stop Thursday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy destroyed the station five months ago.

The MTA has restored the old South Ferry station, which has a smaller platform than what riders are used to. The new station will take two or three years to repair, the New York Post reports.

Restoring the century-old station cost about $2 million, the Post reports. Repairing the new station, which was just built in 2009, will cost about $600 million.

Approximately 10,000 riders use the South Ferry stop daily. The new station was flooded with 15 million gallons of water during the storm.



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