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Dyckman Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)

Dyckman Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station platforms
Station statistics
Address Dyckman Street & Nagle Avenue
New York, NY 10034
Borough Manhattan
Locale Inwood
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
Structure Embankment
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened March 16, 1906 (1906-03-16)
Passengers (2013) 2,094,538[1] Increase 71.1%
Rank 228 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 207th Street (local): 1 all times
Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (express): no regular service
Next south 191st Street: 1 all times

Next Handicapped/disabled access north none; station not accessible northbound
(231st Street: 1 all times)
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 96th Street: 1 all times
Dyckman Street Subway Station (IRT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference # 04001021[2]
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.

The station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places,[3] as is the nearby Substation 17.

Handicapped access

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.[4] The elevator, which was not originally planned in the station renovation, was built due to a lawsuit by the United Spinal Association.[5] 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.[6]This station is not accessible to the disabled on the northbound side.

The elevator is located at the southwest corner of Hillside Avenue,

  •—IRT West Side Line: Dyckman Street
  • — 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
Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

External links

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places.  
  3. ^ National Registar of Historic Places: New York County - Dyckman Street Subway Station (IRT)
  4. ^ Dyckman St. reopens as work affects 8 subway lines
  5. ^ Dyckman St. accessibility suit settled
  6. ^ "Ribbon Cutting Marks MTA NYC Transit’s Rehab of Dyckman St 1 IRT Stop".  
  7. ^ MTA Guide to Accessible Transit: Manhattan


Image gallery

Platform level
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 Handicapped/disabled access
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Handicapped/disabled access (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.)
G Street level Exit/Entrance

Station layout


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