Monday, September 8, 2014

Mechanical Problems With Roosevelt Island Tram Cause 50% Reduction In North Cabin Load Capacity Today

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Notification issued 9/8/14 at 5:01 PM. Due to a mechanical problem the North Tram cabin will be operating at 50% load capacity. An advisory will be sent out when service is fully restored. Thank you for your patience during this necessary work.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
I've asked RIOC for additional information. Will update when more is known.

UPDATE 8:55 PM - Roosevelt Island Tram Manager Armando Cordova explains what happened:
We have a problem with the North Tram VFD No. 2

This afternoon one of the VFD precharging resistor burnt out.

The North cabin is currently running with one motor on reduce load. This feature is one of the redundancies we can take advantage of with the new tram system.

Parts are being sent overnight and we are expecting to resume normal service by tomorrow.
UPDATE 9/9 2:40 PM - According to RIOC:
Following a previous disruption in normal service, normal Tram service to and from Roosevelt Island has resumed.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group