207th Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||West 207th Street & 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10034
|Line||IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line|
|Services||1 (all times)|
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: M100, Bx12, Bx12 SBS|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Tracks||3 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||April 1, 1907|
|Passengers (2015)||2,090,297 2%|
|Rank||238 out of 425|
|Next north||215th Street: 1|
|Next south||Dyckman Street: 1|
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.
This station was completed in 1906, but since it was in a sparsely populated location, it did not open until April 1, 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.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (215th Street)|
|Peak-direction express||→ No regular service|
|Southbound local||→ toward South Ferry (Dyckman Street) →|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|M||Mezzanine||to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
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.
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.
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 to a staircase going down to the southeast corner.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- Merritt, A. L. (1914). "Ten Years of the Subway (1914)". www.nycsubway.org. Interborough Bulletin. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
- Report for the three and one-half years ending June 30, 1949. New York City Board of Transportation. 1949.
- "MORE LONG PLATFORMS; Five Subway Stations on IRT to Accommodate 10-Car Trains". The New York Times. July 10, 1948. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
- "TRAINS TELESCOPED IN A SUBWAY CRASH; Policeman Badly Injured at 207th Street, While Motorman Leaps to Safety. A DOZEN PASSENGERS HURT But None Goes to Hospital After the Smash ;- Hedley Says Men Are Nervous. TRAINS TELESCOPED IN A SUBWAY CRASH". The New York Times. September 26, 1916. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Inwood" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 207th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IRT West Side Line: 207th Street
- Station Reporter – 1 Train
- The Subway Nut – 207th Street Pictures
- 207th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View