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207th Street station

 207 Street
 "1" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Station platforms
Station statistics
AddressWest 207th Street & 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10034
Coordinates40°51′52″N 73°55′08″W / 40.8644°N 73.9189°W / 40.8644; -73.9189
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services      1 all times (all times)
System transfersWith MetroCard only:
      A all times (all times) at Inwood–207th Street
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M100, Bx12, Bx12 SBS
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedApril 1, 1907 (112 years ago) (1907-04-01)
Station code298[1]
Passengers (2018)2,020,214[2]Decrease 3.7%
Rank232 out of 424
Station succession
Next north215th Street: 1 all times
Next southDyckman 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.


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]

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.[4]

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.[5][6]

Station layout

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 Fare control, station agent, MetroCard 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.[7] 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.[7]

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.


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.[8]

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.[8]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Merritt, A. L. (1914). "Ten Years of the Subway (1914)". Interborough Bulletin. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "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". The New York Times. September 26, 1916. p. 1. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Report for the three and one-half years ending June 30, 1949. New York City Board of Transportation. 1949.
  6. ^ "More Long Platforms – Five Subway Stations on IRT to Accommodate 10-Car Trains". The New York Times. July 10, 1948. p. 8. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Inwood" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2016.

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