Inwood–207 Street
 "A" train
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Platform view
Station statistics
AddressWest 207th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10034
BoroughManhattan
LocaleInwood
Coordinates40°52′04″N 73°55′16″W / 40.867672°N 73.921165°W / 40.867672; -73.921165Coordinates: 40°52′04″N 73°55′16″W / 40.867672°N 73.921165°W / 40.867672; -73.921165
DivisionB (IND)
Line      IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services      A all times (all times)
System transfersWith MetroCard only:
      1 all times (all times) at 207th Street and 215th Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)
(Transfer stations are not accessible)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx7, Bx12, Bx12 SBS, Bx20
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM1
StructureUnderground
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedSeptember 10, 1932; 87 years ago (1932-09-10)[1]
Station code143[2]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Former/other namesWashington Heights–207th Street
Other entrances/
exits
Broadway and 207th Street, Broadway & 211th Street/Isham Street
Traffic
Passengers (2018)2,796,626[4]Decrease 5.3%
Rank172 out of 424
Station succession
Next north(Terminal): A all times
Next southDyckman Street: A all times


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 northnone: A all times
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south175th Street: A all times

Inwood–207th Street (formerly Washington Heights–207th Street) is the northern terminal station of the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 207th Street and Broadway in the Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood, near Inwood Hill Park, it is served by the A train at all times.

History

Track layout
Legend

This underground station opened as Washington Heights–207th Street and was one of 28 stations opened on September 10, 1932. It served as the northern terminus of the Eighth Avenue Line south to Chambers Street/Hudson Terminal.[1][5][6]

This station was renovated in the late 1990s, and the contract for the project's design was awarded in May 1994.[7]:C-28–C-30

Station layout

G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
Handicapped/disabled access Elevator at SW corner of Broadway and 207th Street
P
Platform level
Track 4 "A" train toward Far Rockaway, Lefferts Boulevard (all except nights), or Rockaway Park (PM rush hours) (Dyckman Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 3 "A" train toward Far Rockaway, Lefferts Boulevard (all except nights), or Rockaway Park (PM rush hours) (Dyckman Street)
Entrance

There is a single island platform between the two tracks, which are designated as Tracks A3 and A4, and end at bumper blocks just north of the platform at Chaining Station 1541+00. To the immediate south is an interlocking made up of a diamond crossover that allows trains to get to the correct track, and then proceed to share the right of way with the 207th Street Yard leads to Dyckman Street, which is the next station south.[8][6] This station terminal has been refurbished with two ADA-accessible elevators added. The mezzanine and street elevator shaft includes artwork titled At the Start...At Long Last by Sheila Levrant de Bretteville.[6] The terminal is operated by a Dispatcher's Office at the south end, while the Interlocking Plant is controlled by the CTC located in the 207th Street Yard.[6]

Exits

  • Handicapped/disabled access The main exit is three street stairs and an elevator at Broadway and 207th Street. The elevator is at the northwest corner while one stair leads from the other three corners.[9]
  • The north exit is two street stairs to either northern corner of Broadway, Isham Street, and 211th Street.[9]

There is also a closed exit that led to the northwest corner of 207th Street and Broadway. This stair was located inside a building and had been closed after it was severely damaged after a fire. Several turns were required to access the staircase, creating poor sight-lines. In June 1994, the MTA Board approved a plan to permanently close the entrance, allowing the passageway to be sealed with brick-and-mortar at either end. At this point, the entrance had been closed for several years. It was estimated that the entrance would have been used by 400 daily passengers. A public meeting was held on May 1994, along with proposed station access changes at other stations.[10] The elevator entrance is located near this old staircase.

Nearby points of interest

References

  1. ^ a b New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Crowell, Paul (September 10, 1932). "Gay Midnight Crowd Rides First Trains In The New Subway: Throngs at Station an Hour Before Time, Rush Turnstiles When Chains are Dropped" (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  7. ^ NYC Transit Committee Agenda May 1994. New York City Transit. May 16, 1994.
  8. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ a b c d "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Inwood" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  10. ^ * NYC Transit Committee Agenda June 1994. New York City Transit. June 10, 1994. pp. D.101.
    • NYC Transit Committee Agenda June 1994. New York City Transit. June 10, 1994. pp. D.103.
    • NYC Transit Committee Agenda June 1994. New York City Transit. June 10, 1994. pp. D.105.
    • NYC Transit Committee Agenda June 1994. New York City Transit. June 10, 1994. pp. D.127.
    • NYC Transit Committee Agenda June 1994. New York City Transit. June 10, 1994. pp. D.128.

External links

  • nycsubway.org – IND 8th Avenue: 207th Street
  • nycsubway.org – At the Start... At Long Last Artwork by Sheila Levrant de Bretteville (1999)
  • Station Reporter – A Lefferts
  • Station Reporter – A Rockaway
  • MTA's Arts For Transit – Inwood–207th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
  • The Subway Nut — Inwood–207th Street Pictures
  • 207th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Isham Street/211th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platform from Google Maps Street View