Services have returned to New York’s Rockaways route following $75 million of repairs in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
To celebrate the reopening of the line a vintage subway train carried officials along the line.
Peter Rogoff, Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration said: “The Department of Transportation is investing more than $10 billion throughout the tri-state region to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and make the region’s transportation network stronger and more resilient than before.
“The Rockaway Line has been in service since 1956, and the MTA is glad to once again provide a safe, reliable and efficient train trip for our customers. But the MTA’s post-Sandy work is far from over, and we still have plenty of work ahead of us.”