No. 1 train service returns to South Ferry Thursday morning

Posted at 1:40 PM, Apr 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-03 20:14:33-04
MTA may open old South Ferry station while Sandy damage is repaired

The South Ferry station as it looked right after Hurricane Sandy.

More than five months after Hurricane Sandy took the South Ferry subway station off line, the MTA has announced that  No. 1 train service will return to the water-logged station starting Thursday morning at 5 a.m.

MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz tweeted that the No. 1 train will run through the Old South Ferry loop station. The main station was severely damaged by Sandy and is years away from reopening.

Since Sandy, the MTA has been running a “special”  No. 1 train that terminates at the Rector Street station.

The MTA has announced earlier it was planning to reopen the old station to complete the link to the southern end of the No.1 train.