Dyckman Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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Dyckman Street
"A" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address Dyckman Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10034
Borough Manhattan
Locale Inwood
Coordinates 40°51′56″N 73°55′38″W / 40.865465°N 73.927345°W / 40.865465; -73.927345Coordinates: 40°51′56″N 73°55′38″W / 40.865465°N 73.927345°W / 40.865465; -73.927345
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M100, Bx7
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM1
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in passenger service)
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932; 84 years ago (1932-09-10)[1]
Station code 144[2]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Former/other names Dyckman Street–200th Street
Other entrances/
exits
Broadway, Riverside Drive, and Dyckman Street
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 2,135,271[4]Decrease 4.9%
Rank 232 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Inwood–207th Street: A all times
Next south 190th Street: A all times

Dyckman Street (pronounced DIKE-man) is a station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Dyckman Street and Broadway in Inwood, within northern Manhattan. It is served by the A train at all times.

History[edit]

Dyckman Street formerly Dyckman Street–200th Street opened on September 10, 1932 at 12:01 AM with the inauguration of service running on the IND between 207th Street and Chambers Street/Hudson Terminal.[1][5] There was no official train, and the chains that blocked the access to the turnstiles were lifted just before midnight, and those who dropped their nickels in, were able to board any train that they wished to ride.[5] The new line took seven years to build and cost $191,200,000.[5]

The station is planned to be rehabilitated as part of the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program.[6]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 207 St
to 207 St Yd
to 190 St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "A" train toward Inwood–207th Street (Terminus)
"A" train termination track (some rush-hour trains)
Yard lead No passenger service
Yard lead No passenger service
Southbound "A" train toward Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway, or Rockaway Park (190th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B2 - Crossunder between platforms
Northbound platform

There are four tracks and two side platforms, much like in local stations on the subway system. The two center tracks lead to the 207th Street Yard. They merge with the two outer tracks south of this station and there are crossovers and switches between all four tracks to the north. Some northbound A trains terminate here before being taken out of service to the yard by switching to the center tracks north of this station.

Both platform walls have no trim line and the name tablets read "DYCKMAN–200TH ST." in white sans serif lettering on a maroon background and black border. Small "200" wall signs in white numbering on a black background and yellow i-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals. Every other column has a black station name plate reading "Dyckman Street" in white lettering. There is an underpass connecting the platforms.

Exits[edit]

Each platform has one same-level fare control area and there is a crossunder inside fare control. The southbound platform has the full-time turnstile bank and token booth. There are three street stairs here, two of which are built inside buildings and go up to the northwest corner of Broadway and Dyckman Street. The other stair goes up to the southwest corner of Broadway and Riverside Drive on the north end of Fort Tryon Park.[7]

Since there is only one more station, Inwood–207th Street, in the northbound direction, that platform's fare control is exit only, containing just full height turnstiles and four staircases, two of which go up to the northeast corner of Broadway and Dyckman Street and the other two to the southeast corner.[7]

Nearby points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c Crowell, Paul (September 10, 1932). "Gay Midnight Crowd Rides First Trains In The New Subway: Throngs at Station an Hour Before Time, Rush Turnstiles When Chains are Dropped". New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Inwood" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 

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