South Ferry station damage will take two years to repair

The South Ferry 1 station suffered extensive wall and tile damage due to floor-to-ceiling flooding from the storm.
DAVID HENLY/MTA NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT

The South Ferry subway station was so badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy that fixing it will take two years to complete.

The cost to fix the station, which was filled with rushing waters that damaged a lot of equipment, will be about $600 million, according to the Daily News.

Much of the station had been recently renovated. But waters rushed in, bringing debris with them, and damage included wrecked walls.

The station houses the 1 train and is also by the Staten Island ferry terminal. 

The MTA initially estimated the station would be back in service within months.



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