Dyckman Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
|Address||Dyckman Street & Nagle Avenue
New York, NY 10034
|Line||IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line|
|Services||1 (all times)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||March 16, 1906|
|Passengers (2013)||2,094,538 71.1%|
|Rank||228 out of 421|
|Next north||207th Street (local): 1
Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (express): no regular service
|Next south||191st Street: 1|
|Next north||none; station not accessible northbound
(231st Street: 1 )
|Next south||96th Street: 1|
Dyckman Street Subway Station (IRT)
|MPS||New York City Subway System MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||04001021|
|Added to NRHP||September 17, 2004|
Dyckman Street is a station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located roughly at the intersection of Dyckman Street and Nagle Avenue in the neighborhood of Inwood, Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times.
This embankment station, opened on March 16, 1906, has two side platforms, two tracks and maintains a level grade. It lies at the northern portal of the Washington Heights Mine Tunnel, which takes the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line through the bedrock of Manhattan. North of the station, the terrain of Upper Manhattan drops abruptly and the line becomes elevated to Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street. The terrain makes this station like the Huntington station on the Washington Metro's Yellow Line.
Both platforms have beige windscreens and red canopies with green frames at the center. A waist-level black fence runs along either side. The platforms are offset as the South Ferry-bound one inclines more to the north than the 242nd Street-bound one. Each platform has two "DYCKMAN ST" mosaics.
The station's only entrance is a station house slightly above ground level at the southern corner of Nagle Avenue, Dyckman Street, and Hillside Avenue. It has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases to each platform. A 1991 artwork in the waiting area is called Flight by Wopo Holup. It features ceramic relief tiles depicting birds in flight.
This is one of only two aboveground Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line stations with two tracks (the other being Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street). A center express track, which is currently unused in revenue service, forms just north of this station and runs nonstop to just south of 242nd Street.
In February 2014, as part of an ongoing rehabilitation, MTA built a ramp from street level to mezzanine and opened an elevator to connect the southbound platform to the mezzanine. The elevator, which was not originally planned in the station renovation, was built due to a lawsuit by the United Spinal Association. The elevator is of a "machine room-less" design and is the first of its type to be installed in the New York City subway system. The renovations also included rehabilitation of the tunnel portal, realignment and rehabilitation of the platforms and installation of new cast iron lighting fixtures.This station is not accessible to the disabled on the northbound side.
|Side platform, doors open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (207th Street)
(No service: Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street)
|Southbound||→ toward South Ferry (191st Street) →|
|Side platform, doors open on the right|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent
(Ramp to station house; elevator at SW corner of Hillside Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue and Fort George Hill. Note: Northbound platform is not wheelchair-accessible.)
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
- "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 22, 2011.
- National Registar of Historic Places: New York County - Dyckman Street Subway Station (IRT)
- Dyckman St. reopens as work affects 8 subway lines
- Dyckman St. accessibility suit settled
- "Ribbon Cutting Marks MTA NYC Transit’s Rehab of Dyckman St 1 IRT Stop". MTA. 2014-02-06.
- MTA Guide to Accessible Transit: Manhattan
Media related to Dyckman Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IRT West Side Line: Dyckman Street
- nycsubway.org — Flight Artwork by Wopo Holup (1991)
- Station Reporter — 1 Train
- The Subway Nut — Dyckman Street Pictures
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Dyckman Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
- Dyckman Street entrance from Google Maps Street View