Lettering Placed On Roosevelt Island Tram Cabins - Service Expected To Resume End Of November Pending Safety Inspection Certificate From Department Of Labor
The date for the return of the Roosevelt Island Tram is getting closer and closer. As reported last week, Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) VP Of Operations Fernando Martinez informed a gathering of Southtown residents that construction is nearly complete and the last remaining item to accomplish before the Tram can resume service is obtaining approval from the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) whose inspectors will be on Roosevelt Island this week performing safety certification inspections. Mr. Martinez believes that subject to the DOL's safety certification, Roosevelt Island Tram service will resume by the end of November.
Take a look at the picture above taken yesterday by Roosevelt Island photographer Duc Le and figure out what is now different about the new Tram Cabins?
Yep, that's right - the lettering is now on the Tram Cabin doors and it says ROOSEVELT ISLAND - not, thankfully, RIOC. The Tram lettering work began last Friday afternoon
and was finished later that evening. Mr. Le reported:
Tonight, I took this shot of the tram just seconds after the construction crew finished placing the lettering. Another step closer to launch, hopefully!
On Sunday afternoon the Roosevelt Island North
Image Of Roosevelt Island North Tram Cabin
Tram Cabin with lettering made one of several test runs across the East River to the Manhattan Station at Second Avenue and 60th Street.
Hopefully, we can come up with better Tram Cabin names than just North and South.
By way of the timeback machine and World NYC Subway, here's what the Roosevelt Island Tram cabins looked like in 1976.
To commemorate the new Roosevelt Island Tram, replica Cabin T-Shirts are now available at the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Visitor Kiosk.