207th Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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For the station actually at 207th Street and Broadway, see Inwood–207th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line).
207th Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
MTA NYC Subway 207th St. (1) train station view.JPG
Station platforms
Station statistics
Address West 207th Street & 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10034
Borough Manhattan
Locale Inwood
Coordinates 40°51′52″N 73°55′08″W / 40.8644°N 73.9189°W / 40.8644; -73.9189Coordinates: 40°51′52″N 73°55′08″W / 40.8644°N 73.9189°W / 40.8644; -73.9189
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M100, Bx12, Bx12 SBS
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened 1907 (109 years ago) (1907)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2,090,297[1]Increase 2%
Rank 238 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 215th Street: 1 all times
Next south Dyckman Street: 1 all times

207th Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 207th Street and 10th Avenue in the Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood, it is served by the 1 train at all times.

History[edit]

Track layout
Legend
to 215 St
to 207 St Yard
to Dyckman St
207th Street station under construction in 1906, before development in the surrounding area took shape

This station was completed in 1906, but since it was in a sparsely populated location, it did not open until 1907.

In 1948, platforms on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line from 103rd Street to 238th Street were lengthened to 514 feet to allow full ten-car express trains to platform. Previously the stations could only platform six car local trains. The platform extensions were opened in stages. On July 9, 1948, the platform extensions at stations between 207th Street and 238th Street were opened for use at the cost of $423,000.[2][3]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (215th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward South Ferry (Dyckman Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

This elevated station has two side platforms and three tracks with the center track not used in revenue service. Both platforms have beige windscreens and dark canopies, both of which are currently being replaced as part of a renovation project, in the center and black steel waist-high fences at either ends. The station name plates are in the standard black with white lettering.

Both platforms have one wooden adjacent station house in the center. However, only the southbound one is used for passenger service. Doors from the platform lead to a small waiting area, where a turnstile bank provides entrance/exit from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth, one staircase going down to the southwest corner of 207th Street and Tenth Avenue, and a passageway leading to a staircase that goes down to the northwest corner.

The station house on the northbound platform is used for employees only. One exit-only turnstile at platform level leads to a staircase that goes down to the northeast corner of 207th Street and Tenth Avenue while a High Entry/Exit Turnstile, also at platform level, leads a staircase going down to the southeast corner.

North of this station, there are two switches and a ramp to allow access from each of the three tracks to the 207th Street Yard, which runs along the east side of the line.

The 1991 artwork here is called Elevated Nature I-IV by Wopo Holup. It consists of two concrete panels with wooden frames on the southbound platform's station house. Each panel consists of eight squares depicting tree limbs. This artwork is also located at four other stations on this line.

The station is the site of a subway crash in 1916, in which one train telescoped into another train. One motorman was badly injured, and twelve of the 200-plus passengers on the trains suffered minor injuries.[4]

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