NY1 gets a first look at the construction inside the 1 train's Cortlandt Street stop, which has been closed since September 11, 2001.

We took our cameras inside the station Friday to get an up-close look at the work going on inside the station.

The MTA hopes to finally put the station back into service by October of this year.

Once it reopens, it will link to the World Trade Center transit hub and several nearby subway lines in Lower Manhattan, at a price tag of $182 million. MTA officials say it will be a key addition to the area's transit offerings.

"What people don't see is a subway station isn't just platform and tile," said MTA Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber. "It's all of the communication systems that allow you to have a really safe environment - for communications, for police purposes, for transportation purposes and ultimately, for the kind of modern signaling that we all want to see installed in our subway system."

After the September 11 attack, the 1 train's tracks had to be lifted up and rebuilt.

However, with all of the work going on elsewhere in the area, the reopening of the actual station had to wait until other big projects there were completed.