Good Thing the MTA Keeps Old Subway Stations

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Commuters wait for the subway August 29, 2011 in New York City. One day after Hurricane Irene hit New York the mass transit system, including subways and buses, began moving again in a limited capacity in time for Monday's rush hour. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Photo: Joe Raedle/2011 Getty Images

The work on the South Ferry subway station, which flooded during Hurricane Sandy, could drag on for years before the station can reopen. Fortunately, the MTA has a spare: The old South Ferry station, which closed when the new one opened in 2009, is still intact. According to the New York Times, the agency is thinking about taking it out of retirement while it works on fixing the new one again. If only they had an extra Jamaica Bay viaduct lying around.