NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy, the restored South Ferry subway station reopened Tuesday.

After more than $340 million in repairs, the station reopened to passengers at noon.

An estimated 15 million gallons filled the subway station during Sandy, just three years after the brand new $545 million station had opened. The images of the damage to the station were a reminder of just how destructive the flood waters of Sandy were when the storm hit.

Because of the widespread destruction from Sandy, the 1 train has been running in the old South Ferry station where the platform can fit only the first five cars of the trains.

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