New York subway station buried by 9/11 open again
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New York subway station buried by 9/11 open again

Commuters cheer as trains roll into the Cortlandt Street stop for the first time since the September 11 terror attacks

An underground train of the World Trade Center - Cortlandt Street subway station arrives in New York, September 9, 2018, where just days before the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, trains are once again running through subway station buried when the Twin Towers fell 17 years ago. (AFP PHOTO / Thomas URBAIN)
An underground train of the World Trade Center - Cortlandt Street subway station arrives in New York, September 9, 2018, where just days before the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, trains are once again running through subway station buried when the Twin Towers fell 17 years ago. (AFP PHOTO / Thomas URBAIN)

NEW YORK — Just days before the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, trains are once again running through a New York City subway station that was buried when the Twin Towers fell 17 years ago.

People cheered, clapped and held their phones up to record the event as a train rolled to a stop, video footage from the subway station showed.

The Cortlandt stop reopened on Saturday on the Number One line in what The New York Times described as “the last major piece in the city’s quest to rebuild what was lost.”

The station was under the World Trade Center, whose twin towers collapsed in flames after being struck by airliners commandeered by Al-Qaeda terrorists.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority began rebuilding the stop in 2015, the Times reported.

The 9/11 attacks claimed nearly 3,000 lives in the United States and led to the launch of deadly, long-running wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — countries that remain plagued by violence and instability to this day.

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