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NYC Transit restores service on most lines, digs in for long haul on others

The fires at Ground Zero still smolder, but New York City Transit restored service to several more lines affected by the Sept. 11 collapse of the World Trade Center.

Service on the N and R lines resumed Oct 28, except for the damaged Cortlandt Street station on both lines, which will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

That station also affects the 1 line: Cortlandt and Rector Streets, and South Ferry stations remain closed. Trains are rerouted at Franklin Street to Brooklyn and replace the 3 train to New Lots Avenue station. Park Place station opened Oct. 28.

On the 2 line, trains operate between 241 Street and Flatbush Avenue, but make all local stops between 96 and Chambers streets. Park Place opened Oct. 28 on that line, as well.

Trains on the 3 line operate only between 148 and 14 streets; and Canal Street is the last stop on the E line.

Because damage to the Cortlandt Street station is so extensive, changes to the 1, 2, 3 and E lines will remain in effect for the next few years, as will the service suspension on the 9 line.

Service on most other subway lines has been restored to pre-September levels.

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