207th Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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207th Street
"1" train
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 April 1, 1907 (110 years ago) (1907-04-01)
Station code 298[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 2,148,169[2]Increase 2.8%
Rank 228 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
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 April 1, 1907.[3]

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.[4][5]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "1" train toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (215th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "1" train 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 end. The station name plates are in the standard black with white lettering.

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.

A subway crash occurred at the station in 1916, in which one train telescoped into another train. One motorman was badly injured, and twelve of the more than 200 passengers on the trains suffered minor injuries.[6]

Exits[edit]

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.[7]

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.[7]

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