A New York City subway station has reopened for the first time since it was destroyed in the World Trade Center attack 17 years ago.

Cheers erupted as the first train rolled into the newly renamed WTC Cortlandt station at noon Saturday, marking completion of the final major piece of reconstruction after the attack, reported by Daily Mail.

Rubble is seen in the old Cortlandt Street station in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack. The old Cortlandt Street station on the subway system’s No. 1 line was buried under the rubble of the twin towers on September 11, 2001.
Transit officials participate in the ribbon cutting of the rebuilt subway station on Saturday.
The newly rebuild station is seen on Saturday, when it reopened 17 years after the 9/11 attack
Officials look on as the first train pulls into the new WTC Cortlandt station on Saturday.

New York City Transit Authority Andy Byford (right) greets the train operator after the first train in 17 years stops at the newly reconstructed station on Saturday. The new station cost $181 million to rebuild and features a relief carving that uses words from the Declaration of Independence.
The new station features a relief carving with words from the Declaration of Independence
On Saturday morning, WTC Cortlandt reappeared on online maps of the New York subway system after many years of no stop appearing between Chambers and Rector on the No. 1 line.

Photos: MTA.info

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