Dyckman Street Station Rehabilitation Project Switches Sides

No.1 Line customers using the Dyckman Street Station should take note that the downtown platform will be closed beginning Monday, August 15.

This marks the beginning of the second phase of work on the project to rehabilitate the 105 year-old year old subway station.  On Monday, the second phase of the rehabilitation project begins with the planned 12-month closure of the downtown platform.

In September 2010, NYC Transit began a $75 million dollar capital improvement project to rehabilitate the Dyckman Street station and perform component work on the 207th, 215th, 225th, 238th and 242nd Street stations.  In order to complete this vital work, platform closures have been in place at Dyckman Street, along with weekend service suspensions north of the 168th Street Station.

During this new phase, No. 1 trains will bypass Dyckman Street in the downtown direction. Customers who normally travel downtown from Dyckman Street can take Bronx-bound No. 1 trains at Dyckman Street to 207th Street, use a free MetroCard transfer to the southbound platform at 207th Street and ride downtown.  Customers are advised that this free transfer from uptown to downtown No. 1 service is available only at 207th Street.  Riders should allow for extra travel time. 

Additionally, this weekend (August 13-15), No. 1 service will terminate at 168th Street. Customers should use A train service where possible.  There will be shuttle bus service on Broadway making stops between the 242nd Street No. 1 station and the 207th Street A station.  Customers headed for 181st and 191st Street No. 1 stations may take the M3 or the free shuttle bus along St. Nicholas Avenue from 168th Street.

This weekend's work on the downtown side of the Dyckman Street station includes the removal of track, concrete, platform and canopy demolition and the installation of a new tactile warning strip on the uptown side.  In addition, other workers will be demolishing the 242nd Street station canopy, erecting light poles at 238th Street and installing a new rubbing board at 225th Street. 

Weekend suspensions are also scheduled to occur on August 27-29, September 3-5, September 24-26, October 8-10 and October 22-24.  Additional weekend diversions will be scheduled as the project continues.

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and click on "Planned Service Changes" for information or sign up for free email and text message alerts.  Remember, TripPlanner+ provides information that takes weekend service diversions into account.  In addition, our Travel Information line may be reached at 718-330-1234 daily, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. for assistance with travel plans.