NYC: the biggest subway hub- New Fulton Center, opened

fc_3846_2New York’s biggest subway hub opened in lower Manhattan, a vital link between the new World Trade Centre and the rest of the city.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority inaugurated the $1.4bn Fulton Centre, a transit complex where many subway lines converge.
“This new station makes traveling easier for subway riders, and is a beautiful public space for visitors and commuters to enjoy. We now have a new cornerstone in Lower Manhattan, and I am proud to see this unique complex opened to the public,” Governor Cuomo said.
The USD 1.4 billion Fulton Center project was funded with USD 847 million from a special Congressional appropriation granted after September 11, 2001.The MTA provided USD 130 million in local funds. The project also received USD 423 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the largest single award for the Federal Transit Administration’s ARRA projects.
The Fulton Center integrates five subway stations. Connecting subway lines that were borne out of the competing IRT, BMT, and IND companies resolve a century old conflict to better reflect traveling patterns and needs that are in the interest of today’s commuters.

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