New York City Transit (NYCT) has completed a $31-million rehabilitation of Upper Manhattan's Dyckman St. 1 Interborough Rapid Transit Station (IRT) after two years of work, including a new elevator linking the mezzanine level and the southbound platform.
“As part of this contract, NYCT was also able to carry out line structure steel repairs, waterproofing and track replacement,” said Metropolitan Transportation Authority Vice Chairman Fernando Ferrer. “Together with the other work we have completed along this corridor, customers will see more reliable service and vastly improved amenities.”
The station, which opened in March 1906, is nestled at the intersection of Dyckman (200th) Street, Nagle Avenue, Fort George Hill and Hillside Avenue. The station serves the Dyckman Houses, the Dyckman Street shopping strip and northern Washington Heights and the southern edge of Inwood. The masonry station house is situated below the tracks and abuts the base of Fort George Hill.
Structurally, the rehabilitation included the installation of two new concrete side platforms, a refurbished Fort George Tunnel Portal, new platform windscreens, new canopies (which include salvaged wood rafters) and a refurbished control area with restored historic finishes.
Structural steel and waterproofing on both the northbound and southbound sides of the through span were replaced as part of the Dyckman contract and new tracks were installed along the entire length of the station.
In addition to Dyckman St. 1 Station rehab, $23 million of component work was completed at five other stations along the northern portion of the line: 207 St., 215 St., 225 St., 238 St. and Van Cortlandt Park-242 St. Platform edges and canopies were replaced at all five stations. Street stairs were also replaced at the 207 St. and 225 St. stations.