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.
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.
Rubble is seen in the old Cortlandt Street station in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack
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
Construction of the new station was delayed until the rebuilding of the surrounding towers was well under way.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority, which completed the station’s reconstruction, did not take possession of the site until 2015.
Before that it was under the control of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, while the Port Authority completed other nearby transit hub construction.
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 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.
The new station cost $181 million to rebuild and features a relief carving that uses words from the Declaration of Independence.
On Saturday morning, WTC Cortlandt (circled) reappeared on maps of the NYC subway system