This past Wednesday, MTA New YorK City Transit sent out word that the next phase of the multi-million dollar Dyckman Street station would continue. Here are the details:
MTA New York City Transit announces that the first phase of the Dyckman Street rehabilitation project is scheduled to be complete when the uptown platform reopens for customer service on August 15. On that day, the second phase of the project will begin with the closure of the downtown platform for rehabilitation with a scheduled reopening in July 2012.
During this phase, 1 trains will bypass the southbound platform at Dyckman Street. Customers wishing to travel downtown from Dyckman Street are advised to take the uptown 1 train at Dyckman Street to 207th Street, use a free MetroCard transfer to the southbound platform at 207th Street and ride downtown. (This free transfer from uptown to downtown 1 service is available only at 207th Street.)
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 1 stations. In addition to the platform closure at Dyckman Street, there will be at least eight weekend diversions that will affect service on the Broadway Line in order to perform necessary work.
On the weekend of August 13-15, 1 service will terminate at 168th Street (A C 1). Customers should use the A train where possible. There will be shuttle bus service on Broadway making stops between the 242nd Street 1 station and the 207th Street A station. Customers for 181st and 191st Street 1 stations may take the M3 or the free shuttle bus along St. Nicholas Avenue from 168th Street.
This weekend, workers will be removing track, chopping through concrete, demolishing the platform and canopy at Dyckman Street’s southbound platform and installing a new tactile warning strip on the northbound 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.
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