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Dyckman St. reopens as work affects 8 subway lines

by Benjamin Kabak

Dyckman St. 1 IRT Station after an extensive two-year rehabilitation that saw the addition of an elevator linking the mezzanine level and the southbound platform. Photo: MTA / Patrick Cashin

I couldn’t make it up to Inwood this week, but the MTA and local pols cut the ribbon on the rehabbed Dyckman Street station. After two years, $31 million and one lawsuit, the station, its new mezzanine and downtown-bound elevator opened. There’s also a new Arts for Transit installation at the station which finds itself on the National Register of Historic Places.

In conjunction with the rehab, Jim Dwyer penned a The Times column about the impact of the elevator on accessibility. It’s certainly worth a read as it provides a glimpse inside the travels of those who cannot easily get around. MTA officials, meanwhile, praised the spruced-up station. “We have been able to fully rehabilitate this historic station improving the structural aspects and customer amenities while retaining the unique architectural features that have made this station so visually special,” NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco said.

Outside of the good news in Inwood, there’s a light slate of work this weekend. Let’s dive in.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, February 8 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2 trains operate in two sections due to track panel installation work north of Nereid Av.

  • Between Flatbush Av and E 180 St, and via the 5 to/from Dyre Av.
  • Between E 180 St and 241 St. To continue your trip, transfer at E 180 St.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, February 8 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2 trains run express from Wakefield 241 St to Gun Hill Rd due to track panel installation.


From 3:45 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8 and from 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8, to Sunday, February 9, 5 shuttle trains are suspended between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E180 St due to track panel installation work at Nereid Av. 5 Shuttle service is replaced by 2 trains between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, A trains run on the F line between Jay Street-MetroTech and W4 St due to emergency Verizon cable replacement in the Cranberry tunnel.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, A trains are suspended between Jay St-MetroTech and Utica Av in both directions due to track tie renewal north of Hoyt-Schermerhorn. Transfer between A trains and free shuttle buses.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, C trains are suspended between Chambers St and Euclid Av in both directions due to track tie renewal north of Hoyt-Schermerhorn, and emergency Verizon cable replacement in the Cranberry tunnel. Uptown C trains run express from Canal Street to 59 St Columbus Circle.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, February 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, February 9, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, Manhattan-bound E trains run express from 71 Av to Queens Plaza due to track maintenance at 46 St and 36 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, Manhattan-bound E trains skip Van Wyck Blvd and 75 Ave due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 10, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted on the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts Rock Ctr due to Second Avenue Subway construction


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 10, Coney Island-bound F trains skip 4 Av-9 St, 15 St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy due to signal work at Church Av. For service to these stations take a Coney Island-bound F train to 7 Av or Church Av and transfer to a Queens-bound F or G train. From these stations, take a Queens-bound F or G to 7 Av or Smith-9 Sts and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 10, Coney Island-bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Van Wyck Blvd and 75 Av due to signal cable installation.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 10, Church Av-bound G trains skip 4 Av-9 St, 15 St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy due to signal work at Church Av.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8, and Sunday, February 9, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from 71 Av to Queens Plaza due to track maintenance work at 46 St and 36 St.

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7 comments

ajedrez February 9, 2014 - 1:08 am

For the E & R trains, couldn’t they run local east of Roosevelt and express west of there, rather than skipping the 71st-Roosevelt local stops?

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alek February 9, 2014 - 10:57 am

Possibility they don’t want to bother switching trains back and forth on the local and express tracks. Plus could be more work further up.

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Jonathan R February 10, 2014 - 8:09 am

Ben, the Dyckman St IRT station has been open in both directions for about a year while the contractors finish up whatever else they were working on. I even took the elevator last month.

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Simon February 10, 2014 - 9:50 am

“Downtown-bound” is a pet peeve of mine. Correct terminology is South Ferry-bound OR downtown.

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tacony February 11, 2014 - 2:59 pm

How ’bout “Manhattan-bound” when you’re in Manhattan or “Queens-bound” when you’re in Queens? That one gets me.

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Matthias February 10, 2014 - 11:38 am

Something puzzles me in that Dwyer column. A woman who uses a wheelchair mentions now being able to take the train from Dyckman to 191st. Unless something changed recently, there is a flight of stairs between the platform and the elevator at 191st St. Surely she’d know that…

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Nathanael February 11, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Maybe not. How would she have found out? Think about it.

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