9/11 attack: New York City subway station reopens after 17 years – BBC News

A New York City subway station has reopened for the first time since it was destroyed 17 years ago in the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack.

Cortlandt Street on the 1 line was buried under debris when the two World Trade Center towers collapsed after hijackers crashed planes into them.

On Saturday, people were welcomed into the newly renamed WTC Cortlandt station as the first train rolled in at midday.

Nearly 3,000 people died and thousands more were injured in the 2001 attack.

“WTC Cortlandt is more than a new subway station,” said New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) chairman Joe Lhota in a statement.

“It is symbolic of New Yorkers’ resolve in restoring and substantially improving the entire World Trade Center site.” 9/11 attack: New York City subway station reopens after 17 years – BBC News

 

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