The South Ferry subway station has reopened, but it’s not the one riders were used to pre-Sandy. It’s actually the original station, the one that opened in 1905, and only allows the first 5 cars to get out onto the platform.
It will still be another 2 or 3 years before the newer station reopens, as it was nearly destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.
Something is better than nothing, though, as 1 train commuters had been forced to walk to and from the Rector Street stop, several blocks north of South Ferry, since Sandy.
The MTA says it cost $2 million to restore the old South Ferry platform. It’s going to cost an additional $600 million to fix the newer station, more than its original cost to build.