Friday, January 25, 2008

Experimental East River Transport Service for Roosevelt Island - Who needs the Tram, Subway, Escalators or Ferry! Part 2

You Tube Video of Rope bridge on Nujiang River, Yunan Province China is here.

Since it is Friday it must mean another weekend without full F Train subway service for Roosevelt Island. Just like last weekend and the two prior, there will be no Queens bound F Trains stopping at Roosevelt Island but there will be Manhattan bound F trains service from Roosevelt Island. These service interruptions are scheduled to continue for one more weekend.

Last week, our crack sources discovered this alternative MTA and RIOC plan to get Roosevelt Islanders over the East River in an emergency or as an alternative to the subway and when the Tram is shut down next year for at least 7 months for repairs.

We now know of two more secret sites where testing is under way for Roosevelt Island alternative transportation systems. The one above is over the Nujiang River in Yunan Province China and the one below is over the Urubamba River in Peru. I certainly feel better now knowing that such plans are being considered for Roosevelt Island's future!

You Tube video of Crossing Peru's Urubamba River in a box is here.

Here is the MTA F Train weekend subway advisory.

Queens-bound trains run on the V from 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av
Weekends until Feb 4
12:01 AM Sat to 5 AM Mon

How does this affect my trip?
~~ For service to 57 St, take the F to 5 Av-53 St and walk.

~~ For service to Lexington Av-63 St, take the F to Lexington-53 St and transfer to an uptown 4 or 6 to 59 St and walk.

~~ For service to Roosevelt Island and 21-St Queensbridge, take the F to Roosevelt Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound F.

~~ For service from 57 St, Lexington Av-63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge, take a downtown F to 47-50 Sts and transfer to a Queens-bound F.

Why is service being changed?
We are making electrical improvements to ensure that trains continue
to operate safely along the F line.