The Twitterverse remembers the old Roosevelt Island Tram Token:
Photo: Remember when the Roosevelt Island tram had its own token? http://t.co/05sq1piFPPOn March 1, 2004, the NY Times reported on the last day of use for the Roosevelt Island Tram token.
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Yesterday afternoon, as people traveling on the Roosevelt Island Tramway used subway tokens to pass through turnstiles, they were taking the tokens on their last commutes. Starting this morning, riders on the tram will need to use MetroCards for the first time.Click here for the full NY Times article.
Although MetroCards replaced tokens on New York City subways last May, the tokens had remained the only way to ride the tram between Roosevelt Island and Manhattan. Special buses with giant MetroCards emblazoned on the side are scheduled to arrive at the Roosevelt Island station at 7:30 a.m. today, and transit system employees will help commuters exchange their tokens for the cards....