Roosevelt Island Tram Service Interruptions Earlier This Week - Here's Why, Kinks Still Being Worked Out On New Tram System
Earlier this week, the Roosevelt Island Tram experienced brief interruptions in service. Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. (RIOC) Vice President Of Operations Fernando Martinez explains what happened:
Earlier this week, two minor malfunctions caused a disruption in Tram service.In both cases, RIOC was able to quickly identify the problem, make repairs, and return the Tram to full operation. As with any transportation system, especially a new one, minor disruptions to service are expected. RIOC will continue to identify way to reduce disruptions, while putting public safety first.
The two specific incidents include:
1. On Sunday, February 13th. at 2:48 A.M., the Ethernet link communication system lost power and communication between the control room and the cabins was interrupted. The unit was replaced and the tram resumed operation at 7:05 A.M.
2. On Monday, February 14th. at 7:48 A.M., the South Tram’s monitoring system receiver antenna’s supporting bracket ruptured,resulting in a signal loss. Repairs were completed and the tram was returned to operation by 10:15 A.M.