|This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Dyckman Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Metro Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).|
Dyckman Street is a station on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located roughly at the intersection of Dyckman Street and Nagle Avenue in the neighborhood of Inwood, Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train.
The station lies at the northern portal of the Washington Heights Mine Tunnel, which takes the Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line through the bedrock of Upper Manhattan. North of the station, the terrain of Manhattan drops abruptly; in fact, the southern end of the station lies adjacent to the tunnel portal, while the northern end is on an elevated viaduct. The track maintains a level grade, even though stations to the south are underground, and stations to the north are elevated.
This is one of only two elevated Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line stations with just two tracks (the other being 242nd Street–Van Cortlandt Park). An express track, which is currently unused in revenue service, forms just north of this station and runs nonstop to just south of 242nd Street–Van Cortlandt Park.