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Station: Dyckman Street (IRT West Side Line)

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Overview

Opened: 3/16/1906

Local station, two tracks and two side platforms. This is a surface station, having just exited the Fort Washington Tunnel. In fact, at the south end of the station, the platforms abut the tunnel portal, and the north end of the station is on elevated viaduct. The terrain of Manhattan changes abruptly here and the subway builders went to elevated trackage to maintain a level grade. Dyckman Street is the only IRT elevated way station with only two tracks. At the south end of the station there are two "Dyckman Street" mosaics along the platforms. Old ornamental railings (without windscreens) and stairway guard rails are still present. New cast iron lighting fixtures have been installed along the platforms.

The mezzanine is down quite a few stairs and has mosaic tile dove accents. For the disabled, there is an elevator from the station mezzanine to the southbound platform and an ADA compliant ramp at the station entrance. The elevator features conventional steel rope and does not need a machine room; it is the first of its type installed in the subway system. After the fare control, it is only a few steps to the street.

Artwork

Flight, Wopo Holup (1991)

Photo Gallery


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Photo by: Trevor Logan
Location: Dyckman Street

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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Dyckman Street

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Photo by: Bruce Fedow
Location: Dyckman Street

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Dyckman Street

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Photo by: David Pirmann
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Photo by: Eric Oszustowicz
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Dyckman Street

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: Dyckman Street

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Photo by: Oswaldo C.
Location: Dyckman Street

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: Dyckman Street

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Photo by: John Dooley
Location: Dyckman Street

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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Dyckman Street

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: Dyckman Street

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: Dyckman Street


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