A retired South Ferry subway station — is being dusted off a long time ahead of schedule.
The number 1 train service will be back in service the first week of April, according to the MTA. It was originally predicted that the station would have to be completely re-hauled — at a cost of $600 million over three years.
Instead, the city found an alternate route. The 1 train will run through an old station next door that closed in 2009.
The return of the 1 train will ease the commute in Southern Manhattan for thousands.
Flood waters from Sandy destroyed the new Ferry Terminal Station itself that cost the city ; the MTA estimates it’ll take at least two more years to restore.