Dyckman Street station (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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.

 Dyckman Street
 "A" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
IND Dyckman Street Northbound Exit.jpg
Northbound platform
Station statistics
AddressDyckman Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10034
BoroughManhattan
LocaleInwood
Coordinates40°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
DivisionB (IND)
Line      IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services      A all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M100, Bx7
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM1
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4 (2 in passenger service)
Other information
OpenedSeptember 10, 1932; 87 years ago (1932-09-10)[1]
Station code144[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Former/other namesDyckman Street–200th Street
Other entrances/
exits
Broadway, Riverside Drive, and Dyckman Street
Traffic
Passengers (2019)2,238,372[5]Increase 9.9%
Rank210 out of 424[5]
Station succession
Next northInwood–207th Street: A all times
Next south190th Street: A all times

HistoryEdit

Dyckman Street was formerly named Dyckman Street–200th Street despite there never being a 200th Street. The station opened on September 10, 1932, as part of the city-operated Independent Subway System (IND)'s initial segment, the Eighth Avenue Line between Chambers Street and 207th Street. Construction of the whole line cost $191.2 million. Service at this station was provided with express service from its onset.[6]

The station was planned to be rehabilitated as part of the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program.[7]

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
G Street level Exit/entrance
B1
Platform level
Side platform
Northbound   toward 207th Street (Terminus)
  termination track (select rush hour trips)
Yard lead No passenger service
Yard lead No passenger service
Southbound   toward Far Rockaway, Lefferts Boulevard or Rockaway Park (190th Street)
Side platform
B2 Crossunder Connection between platforms
 
Station underpass
 
Entrance in front of Fort Tryon Park

There are four tracks and two side platforms, much like a typical local station in the subway system. The two outer tracks lead to the 207th Street terminal station while the two center tracks lead to the 207th Street Yard. The two center tracks merge with the two outer tracks south of this station and there are diamond crossovers between all four tracks to the north. During the morning rush hour, 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.[8][9]

There is an underpass connecting the two platforms.

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.[10] A few column signs still read "200".[11] There is an underpass connecting the platforms.[12][13]

ExitsEdit

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 northern end of Fort Tryon Park.[14]

Since Inwood–207th Street is the next and last stop on the line, this station's fare control on the northbound platform 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.[14][15][16]

Nearby points of interestEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of the 28 Stations on the New 8th Av. Line". The New York Times. September 10, 1932. p. 6. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  6. ^ 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" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  7. ^ Review of the A and C Lines (PDF) (Report). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 3, 2020. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  8. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ "A Subway Timetable, Effective November 17, 2019" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  10. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (March 7, 2013). "A name tablet". subwaynut.com. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  11. ^ Barnes, John (June 15, 2009). "(One of?) the last 200 St. signs at Dyckman Street (Line A)- most have been removed". nycsubway.org. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  12. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (August 15, 2008). "The underpass that has seen better days". subwaynut.com. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  13. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (March 7, 2013). "The underpass and High Exit turnstiles from the uptown platform". subwaynut.com. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  14. ^ a b c d e "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Inwood" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  15. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (December 21, 2005). "The Exit Only No Entry Staircase also has a chain and closed sign during the transit strike to try and prevent passengers from going down". subwaynut.com. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  16. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (August 15, 2008). "The two exit only streetstairs (with red square Ms and normal globes) from the uptown platform". subwaynut.com. Retrieved March 21, 2018.

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