Monday, April 21, 2014

Roosevelt Island Tram Station Improvements, Repairs And Repainting Starting Today Says RIOC

Improvements, repairs and repainting of the Roosevelt Island Tram stations will begin today.

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Please be advised that construction on the Tram Stations and platforms will commence on Monday, April 21, 2014. The scope of this project includes improvements and repairs to the station platforms and repainting of the Roosevelt Island and Manhattan Tram Stations. The planned work is scheduled to last 120 calendar days. In the event that work causes a disruption to Tram service, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) will issue an advisory to notify the public in advance. Thank you for your patience.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
UPDATE 4/22 - Reaction from Roosevelt Island residents:
  • The station is fine. Would've been nice if they'd fixed the Manhattan elevator first.
  • Just fix the elevator!
  • They are penny wise and pound foolish. Paint over the problems, like band aids... FIX THE ELEVATORS so that the Elderly, Handicap and those darn baby strollers can make it down to the street level.
and an advisory from RIOC about the Manhattan Tram station elevator:
Please be advised that the Manhattan Station Tram Elevator is out of service pending delivery of a replacement part. The elevator is expected to be back in service by Wednesday, April 23rd. Until that time, the red Passenger Lift will be available as necessary. Thank you for your patience as we undertake this necessary work.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group