Crossing over BMT Canarsie line
The New Lots Line or Livonia Avenue Line is one of the lines of the IRT division of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn. It is the only elevated structure on the Brooklyn IRT. The line begins just east of Utica Avenue in Crown Heights and continues to New Lots Avenue in New Lots, Brooklyn. The line is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights, when the 4 train takes over service. Some rush hour 2 and 5 trains also run on this line because of space limitations at the Nostrand Avenue segment south of Franklin Avenue on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line.
The line includes an unused trackway in the middle for a third track. On the roof of the mezzanines at each station are cross ties but no rails. In some areas the space is used for mechanical and signal rooms. A center track exists only at Junius Street, where it crosses the southbound track at grade towards the Linden Shops. This un-electrified track is one of only two connections to the national rail system. (The BMT West End Line is the other. The Linden Shops are connected to the Long Island Rail Road and from there to the rest of the national network.) There are plans to renovate the elevated structure, including new mezzanines and stairs.
This line was built as a part of the Dual Contracts. The 2 and 3 trains kept on switching their southern terminals until 1983, when the 2 was sent to Flatbush Avenue and the 3 to New Lots Avenue, which remains the current service pattern.
Station listing 
|Station service legend
||Stops all times except late nights
||Stops late nights only
||Stops rush hours only
|Time period details
- ^ Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 2005 Adopted Budget - February Financial Plan 2005–2008, Section VII: MTA Capital Program Information PDF (91.7 KiB): shows Utica Avenue on "EPK" and Sutter Avenue on "NLT"
- ^ Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 2005 Final Proposed Budget - November Financial Plan 2005–2008, Section VI: MTA Capital Program Information PDF (1.02 MiB): "Sutter Avenue Portal to end"
- ^ In a 1981 list of "most deteriorated subway stations", the MTA listed Borough Hall and Court Street stations as part of the New Lots Line:
New York Times, Agency Lists Its 69 Most Deteriorated Subway Stations, June 11, 1981, section B, page 5