NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – More than five months after superstorm Sandy decimated it, the South Ferry Station is set to reopen.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the refurbished and repaired subway station will reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday morning for the first time since the storm hit on Oct. 29.
The old loop station will be in operation in time for the morning commute, while the newer terminal continues to undergo extensive repairs that could take three years.
“This is going to make it easier for thousands of commuters who now have a tough choice about how they get downtown,” Gene Russianoff with the Straphangers Campaign said.
As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, Russianoff praised the MTA’s Herculean effort to reopen the old station.
“It was a lot of work. This station had been decommissioned and they had to put in new fare control areas, bust open a wall, fix the escalator,” Russianoff told Lamb.