Seventeen years after the 9/11 attacks, the subway station that sat directly below the World Trade Center twin towers has finally reopened! On Saturday, September 8th, the Cortlandt Station on the Number 1 line of the New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTS) subway system began accepting passengers again.
On 9/11, the falling towers ripped through the terminal beneath them, burying it in debris and leaving a gaping hole above the station. The ceiling had to be renovated and 1,200 feet of track had to be replaced.
The station has been renamed WTC Cortlandt. “The station’s name references it’s location within the World Trade Center site as well as its legacy under Cortlandt Street,” the MTS said in a statement. The new station is fully accessible and air tempered to keep riders cool during the summer months. The United States continues to show that no matter how hard it gets hit, our country will always pick itself back up and move on while remembering with reverence what we lost!