Back in mid July, the MTA announced a $47M renovation project that would affect service on the in Upper Manhattan & the Bronx until 2012. The center of the project involved a major renovation of the Dyckman Street station.
A month ago today, work on the project started. This past Friday, MTA NYC Transit announced the closure of the northbound platform at Dyckman St for 10 months. Here is more information courtesy of the press release I received:
MTA New York City Transit announces the closure of the No. 1 northbound platform beginning Monday, October 18 and continuing through August 2011 for the first phase of the Dyckman Street station rehabilitation. Uptown No. 1 trains will bypass Dyckman Street. Customers headed for Dyckman Street may ride to 207th Street and use their MetroCard on the downtown side to ride back to Dyckman Street. A second fare will not be deducted.
The general scope of work includes repairing the stairs from the sidewalk into the station, restoring the concrete station wall along Hillside Avenue, replacement of the stairs connecting the control area to the platforms, repairing and painting the ceiling, and repairing damaged tiles.
At train level, we will demolish and rebuild the north and southbound platforms, demolish and reconstruct the platform structure and canopy, install new platform windscreens and repair the guardrails. We will also take this opportunity to replace the track along the entire station length. During second phase of the project, the southbound platform will be out of service between September 2011 and July 2012.
Opened in 1906, the Dyckman Street Station is of a design unique in the system and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The outdoor station, situated just north of the Fort Washington Tunnel portal, has two side platforms above a masonry head house.
xoxo Transit Blogger