Mark Groce: I'm Mark Groce, and you're listening to an “Improving, non-stop” podcast on TransitTrax, New York City Transit's podcast service.
The Dyckman St subway station opened in 1906. It’s one of the oldest stations in the entire New York City Transit subway system. Though it’s been maintained for over 100 years, this is the first time the station has undergone a total rehabilitation. David Bumford is the construction manager.
David Bumford: If you look across the platform, you can see the current condition of the platform. Both are very similar. There’s been difference of settlement throughout the platform causing severe cracking, spalling of the concrete. Our platform edges are dilapidated, and maintenance has been repairing them to keep them safe for passenger use. The Dyckman Station Improvement Project was awarded in June of 2010. It’s a 24 month project which will reach substantial completion in June 2012.
Mark Groce: Serving over 7,000 passengers on an average weekday, Dyckman St will now be even more accessible, with the new canopy, platform, and new stairs that will be ADA standard.
David Bumford: The work within the project includes repair of the track, the slab above, which will give us a new dry mezzanine. It includes platform replacement, stair replacement, canopy steel replacement, and canopy replacement. Customers will see ADA compliant stairs, brand new canopy, and a safe platform, a new structure.Mark Groce: That’s just another way the MTA is improving, non-stop. For TransitTrax I'm Mark Groce, thanks for listening and thanks for riding with New York City Transit.