No Manhattan Bound F Train Service From Roosevelt Island This Weekend - Resident Expresses Frustration
No Weekend F Train To Manhattan Sign Posted At Roosevelt Island Subway Station Today
According to the MTA:
F Coney Island-bound trains run via the M from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts Weekend & Holiday, 11:15 PM Fri to 5 AM Tue, Feb 15 - 19A Roosevelt Island Rivercross building resident is very frustrated by the frequent F train service disruptions and lack of transportation options for Roosevelt Island residents and writes today:
No Coney Island-bound F service at 21 St-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Av/63 St and 57 St.
For service to these stations, take the F to 47-50 Sts and transfer to a Jamaica-bound F.
For service from 21 St-Queensbridge and Roosevelt Island, take the F to Roosevelt Av and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F.
I have been an Island resident for the past decade. Thank you for providing this resource. My household gets up before 4am to get ready for work in Downtown at 6am. This applies to weekdays and weekends.
When there is no Manhattan bound "F" train at all before 5am there is no "good" way to get off the Island. The tram operations may or may not be extended. Recently during the regular work week there was no Manhattan bound F from 11:45PM UNTIL 5AM MON-FRI. As per the notice posted in public safety, the Tram was supposed to operate until 5am but it did not. We got there to catch the 4:45am but it was closed. This 3 day weekend there is no service at all Manhattan bound.
The MTA solution is absurd.... take the Queens bound F to Jackson Heights, crossover to the Manhattan bound side. This maneuver takes an additional 15 minutes in each direction. Then you have to add in the time for waiting as the lead time between overnight trains is 20 minutes. It literally takes 2 hours to complete a trip that normally takes 45 minutes.
Then there is the Q102 which begins service at 5AM but it is too unreliable to take seriously. Over the past several weeks, I have e-mailed RIOC's Donald Lewis, Cy Opperman , Community Relations Erica Spencer-El and most local politicians.Not even a peep or acknowledgment. I do know they were received because a friend got it.
The real issue will be going forward......the lack of subway service will only get worse, for years. They have now begun working on the Second Ave Subway connection at the F- Lexington Ave Station. The 2nd Ave Subway platforms have been there since they built the 63rd Street tunnel and now they have to link the tracks---2 years?
Any suggestions would be appreciated!