Inwood–207th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
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.
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||West 207th Street & Broadway|
New York, NY 10034
|Line||IND Eighth Avenue Line|
|Services||A (all times)|
|System transfers||With MetroCard only:|
1 (all times) at 207th Street and 215th Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)
(Transfer stations are not accessible)
|Transit connections|| NYCT Bus: Bx7, Bx12, Bx12 SBS, Bx20|
MTA Bus: BxM1
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||September 10, 1932|
|Former/other names||Washington Heights–207th Street|
|Broadway and 207th Street, Broadway & 211th Street/Isham Street|
|Passengers (2017)||2,954,523 1.7%|
|Rank||174 out of 425|
|Next north||(Terminal): A|
|Next south||Dyckman Street: A|
|Next north||none: A|
|Next south||175th Street: A|
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.
This station was renovated in the late 1990s, and the contract for the project's design was awarded in May 1994.:C-28–C-30
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines|
Elevator at SW corner of Broadway and 207th Street
|Track 4||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||toward Far Rockaway, Lefferts Boulevard (all except nights), or Rockaway Park (PM rush hours) (Dyckman Street) →|
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 Plant 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. 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 LaBrettville. 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.
- 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.
- The north exit is two street stairs to either northern corner of Broadway, Isham Street, and 211th Street.
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. The elevator entrance is located near this old staircase.
Nearby points of interestEdit
- New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
- "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- 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.
- "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
- NYC Transit Committee Agenda May 1994. New York City Transit. May 16, 1994.
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Inwood" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
- * 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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Inwood – 207th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line).|
- 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