WTC/Cortlandt Station

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MTA Reopens Subway Station Destroyed In 9/11 Attacks

September 08, 2018 - 12:00 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Nearly 17 years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the MTA is reopening a station destroyed by the rumble.

At noon Saturday, the MTA opened the new World Trade Center/Cortlandt Street Station.

The station will link the number 1 train to 11 other subway lines in Lower Manhattan. Including the PATH.

Cortlandt Street will have four entrances into the World Trade Center transportation hub and will be accessible to riders with disabilities.

It features a mosaic piece from artist Ann Hamilton, with words from the Declaration of Independence and the 1948 United Nations universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The MTA said the station took so long to rebuild because the rest of the site needed to be reconstructed first.

The agency took over the WTC/Cortland station project from the Port Authority in 2015.

Port Authority developed the transit hub and Oculus Mall.