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221st Street station

 221st Street
Former New York City Subway station
IRT Broadway Harlem River Substation shady jeh.jpg
The Harlem River Substation near the site of the former 221st Street station.
Station statistics
Address221st Street and Broadway
New York, NY 10034
Coordinates40°52′23″N 73°54′43″W / 40.872921°N 73.912015°W / 40.872921; -73.912015
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
ServicesNone (demolished)
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedMarch 12, 1906; 113 years ago (March 12, 1906)
ClosedJanuary 14, 1907; 112 years ago (January 14, 1907)
Station succession
Next northMarble Hill–225th Street
Next south215th Street

221st Street was a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Broadway and 221st Street in Inwood, Manhattan. It operated for less than a year.


The West Side Branch of the first subway was extended northward from the line's previous terminus at 157th Street to 221st Street, which served as the line's temporary terminus on March 12, 1906.[1][2][3] This extension was served by shuttle trains operating between 157th Street and 221st Street until May 30, 1906 when express trains began running through to 221st Street.[4][5]

The station was closed with the extension of service over the new Broadway Bridge to Marble Hill–225th Street on January 14, 1907.[6] After service was discontinued at 221st Street, the structure was dismantled and moved to 230th Street and Broadway for a new temporary terminus.


  1. ^ New York Times, Farthest North in Town by the Interborough, January 14, 1907, page 18
  2. ^ District, New York (State) Public Service Commission First (January 1, 1913). Report of the Public Service Commission for the First District of the State of New York. J.B. Lyon Company.
  3. ^ "Trains To Ship Canal: But They Whiz by Washington Heights Station" (PDF). New York Times. March 13, 1906. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Express to 221st Street: Will Run In the Subway To-day–New 181st Street Station Ready" (PDF). Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Farthest North In Town By The Interborough: Take a Trip to the New Station, 225th Street West" (PDF). New York Times. January 14, 1907. Retrieved August 16, 2015.