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Thursday, October 23, 2014

NYPD Tram Rescue Drills Sunday October 26 From 6-10 AM - Only 1 Tram Cabin in Service At That Time And No Roosevelt Island F Train Service To Manhattan This Weekend

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

Notification issued 10/22/2014 at 9:44 AM. Leitner-Poma, operator of the Roosevelt Island Tramway, has advised that on Sunday, October 26th from 6:00 AM until 10:00 AM, one Tram cabin will be in operation every 15 minutes due to a scheduled Tram Rescue & Evacuation Practice Drill with the New York City Fire Department (NYFD). Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
The MTA reports that there will be no F Train service from Roosevelt Island to Manhattan at that time either.


According to the MTA:
F Coney Island-bound trains run via the M from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts Weekends, 11:15 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, until Oct 27

Trains run express from Roosevelt Av to Queens Plaza.

No Coney Island-bound F service at 21 St-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Av/63 St and 57 St.
The FDNY performed Tram Rescue Drills Wednesday, October 15.

UPDATE 10/24 - According to RIOC:
Notification issued 10/24/2014 at 10:49 AM. Leitner-Poma, operator of the Roosevelt Island Tramway, has advised that on Sunday, October 26th from 6:00 AM until 10:00 AM, one Tram cabin will be in operation every 15 minutes due to a scheduled Tram Rescue & Evacuation Practice Drill by Tramway personnel. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group

2 comments :

rilander said...

Thank you RIOC for wasting our tax dollars! This is one of the many dumb-ass things you've done by scheduling this drill on a weekend with limited F train service!

Frank Farance said...

Photos/video from Tram Rescue Drills, including RI CERT members. As explained by Tram staff: there are numerous redundancies and backup systems to return the cabins to the stations, an evacuation like this is a last resort.

"https://picasaweb.google.com/117220662497371827183/20141026CERTTramDrill?authkey=Gv1sRgCPnNm4fNx4zeDA&noredirect=1"