South Ferry stn. entrance shut for nine months

Ongoing repairs of the damage wrought by superstorm Sandy in 2012 will keep the main entrance of the South Ferry 1 train station closed unatil August 2016.

Ongoing repairs of the damage wrought by superstorm Sandy in 2012 will keep the main entrance of the South Ferry 1 train station closed unatil August 2016.

Three years later, Sandy is still making trouble for Downtown residents and commuters.

The main entrance to the South Ferry 1 train station closed on Nov. 2 for nine months of repairs as part of the ongoing two-and-a-half-year post-superstorm rehab.

Straphangers will have to enter and exit though through the Staten Island Ferry terminal building or across the street at the Whitehall Street entrance until August of 2016.

The $193.8 million station rehabilitation is to repair the extensive damage wrought by Sandy, which dumped 15 million gallons of salt water into station, filling the entire structure from the track level to the mezzanine — a depth of 80 feet — and destroying all electrical and mechanical systems.

 The project will also install watertight doors at street level and underground to protect critical infrastructure from future flooding.

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