New Lots Avenue (BMT Canarsie Line)

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 New Lots Avenue
 "L" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
New Lots Av BMT jeh.JPG
Southbound platform
Station statistics
AddressNew Lots Avenue & Van Sinderen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Coordinates40°39′32″N 73°53′58″W / 40.659025°N 73.899364°W / 40.659025; -73.899364Coordinates: 40°39′32″N 73°53′58″W / 40.659025°N 73.899364°W / 40.659025; -73.899364
DivisionB (BMT)
Line      BMT Canarsie Line
Services      L all times (all times)
Transit connections20 airtransportation.svg Bus transport NYCT Bus: B15 to JFK Airport
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJuly 28, 1906; 112 years ago (July 28, 1906)
Station code136[1]
Passengers (2017)1,638,839[2]Decrease 0.4%
Rank284 out of 425
Station succession
Next northLivonia Avenue: L all times
Next southEast 105th Street: L all times

New Lots Avenue is an elevated station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of New Lots and Van Sinderen Avenues in Brownsville, Brooklyn,[3] it is served by the L train at all times.[4]


This station opened on July 28, 1906.

Starting on December 2, 1963, the southbound platform was closed for four months for construction. After its completion, work proceeded on the reconstruction of the northbound platform.[5]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound "L" train toward Eighth Avenue (Livonia Avenue)
Eastbound "L" train toward Canarsie (East 105th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street level Exit/entrance
The station entrance beneath the bridge for the tracks.

This elevated station has two tracks and two offset side platforms.[6] The platforms have windscreens and canopies at their centers and woven-wire fences with dark gray steel frames at either ends.

This station was renovated in 2006–2007, which included new platform edges with yellow tactile warning strips, beige windscreens and red canopies (both with green frames), and installation of an artwork called 16 Windows by Eugene Tung.[7]

The artwork features eight stained glass windows on each platform windscreen. The ones on the Manhattan-bound platform depict people doing morning activities like eating breakfast and tooth brushing while those on the Canarsie-bound platform depict people doing evening activities like eating dinner and getting ready for bed. This coincides with normal peak direction rush hour service in the subway as most people board trains on the northbound platform going to Manhattan in the morning and disembark from trains on the southbound platform coming from Manhattan in the evening.

To the south, the Canarsie Line lowers to run at-grade to East 105th Street and Canarsie – Rockaway Parkway. To the north, it becomes an elevated structure to Livonia Avenue until just west of Broadway Junction.


The station's only entrance is via a ground-level station house beneath the tracks on the southwest corner of Van Sinderen and New Lots Avenues.[8][3] Inside is a token booth, turnstile bank, and two staircases to the Canarsie-bound platform and one to the Manhattan-bound one, all at their centers.


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Neighborhood Map Brownsville Ocean Hill East New York Remsen Village" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "L Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  5. ^ New York Division Bulletin. Electric Railroaders' Association. 6 (122). December 1963. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "MTA - Arts & Design | NYCT Permanent Art". Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Brownsville" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015.

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