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World’s Costliest Train Station Opened In New York

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The 9/11 site where the deadliest terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York 14 years ago happened has the world’s costliest railway station . It was opened on March 3, 2016.

Key Highlights:

  • The station has been built at a cost of $3.85 billion and its space measures 350*115 feet at its widest point.
  • The centre connects New York to New Jersey, provides indoor commuter access to the Trade centre towers.
  • It will house an enormous shopping plaza and a restaurant.World's Costliest Train Station Opened In New York
  • The transit hub will serve 250,000 people and more than 200,000 commuters each day, making it the third-largest transportation centre in New York.

9/11 attack:

  • Date : 11 September 2001
  • Terrorist Outfit: Al Qiada
  • What Happened: The twin towers of World Trade Centre were blown off by the four passenger airlines which were hijacked by the outfit. The were flown into the buildings
  • Casualty: Around 3000 people killed
  • Loss: Around $3 trillion in infrastructure and $10 billion in property

Key Points:

  • World’s Longest Station: Gorakhpur, UP, India
  • World’s Longest Railway Track: Trans Siberian Railway, Moscow
  • World Longest Railway bridge: Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge in China