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Monday, August 3, 2015

Both Roosevelt Island Manhattan Tram Station Elevators Out Of Service Again - RIOC To Provide Red Bus Shuttle For Those With Limited Mobility Until Further Notice


Received the following advisory from the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) at 1:31 PM:
The Manhattan Tram Station elevator and passenger lift are temporarily out of service. An advisory will be issued when service is restored.
and at 2:14 PM:
Due to an elevator service outage at the Manhattan Tram Station, the RIOC Red Bus will provide special shuttle service to and from Manhattan for those with limited mobility. Schedule information is below.

ROOSEVELT ISLAND TO MANHATTAN: Departs hourly from the bus stop near 405 Main Street from 2 PM today until further notice. Additional stops are located at 546 Main St. (opposite Good Shepherd Plaza) and opposite 645 Main Street (opposite P.S/I.S. 217).

MANHATTAN TO ROOSEVELT ISLAND: Departs hourly from the southwest corner of 58th St. and 2nd Ave. from 2:30 PM today until further notice. Additional stops are located at 645 Main St. (P.S./I.S. 217), 579 Main St. (M&D Deli), 543 Main St. (Good Shepherd Plaza), 425 Main St. (Riverwalk Bar & Grill), and the Roosevelt Island Tram Plaza. 

If you have any questions, please call the Public Safety Department at 212-832-4545. Thank you for your patience.
More on Tram station elevator outage from newly hired RIOC Director of Engineering John Bost commenting on this previous post:
The Manhattan Tram elevator has been out of service for less than a month and will certainly be fixed.

The 20 feet, 30 year old, steel piston, that displaces the elevator, has been damaged from wear. A new steel piston is being fabricated and delivery is expected the week of August 23.
The 500 lbs. piston replacement is labor intensive and will require about 40 hours of labor.

RIOC has not sent out a construction RFP because the proposed new elevators are still in the schematic design phase. Construction will not start until the design is completed to RIOC's specifications and satisfaction. The new design is beautiful. The expected completion for the new elevators will be Autumn 2016.
RIOC has promised Red Bus Shuttle service to and from Manhattan when both the Tram Elevator and Red Passenger Lift are out of service.

UPDATE 6:30 PM - From RIOC at 6:25 PM:
Due to an elevator and lift service outage at the Manhattan Tram Station, the RIOC Red Bus will provide special shuttle service to and from Manhattan for those with limited mobility. Schedule information is below.

ROOSEVELT ISLAND TO MANHATTAN: Departs hourly from the bus stop near 455 Main Street (near Riverwalk Bar and grill) with the last Manhattan bus leaving at 10 PM. Additional stops are located at 546 Main St. (opposite Good Shepherd Plaza) and opposite 645 Main Street (opposite P.S/I.S. 217).

MANHATTAN TO ROOSEVELT ISLAND: Departs hourly from the southwest corner of 58th St. and 2nd Ave. with the last Island bus being at 10:30 PM. Additional stops are located at 645 Main St. (P.S./I.S. 217), 579 Main St. (M&D Deli), 543 Main St. (Good Shepherd Plaza), 425 Main St. (Riverwalk Bar & Grill), and the Roosevelt Island Tram Plaza. 

Shuttle bus to Manhattan will continue tomorrow, 8/4/15. The First Manhattan bound bus will be at 8 AM. The first Island bound bus will be at 8:30 AM. Shuttle service will continue until further notice. If you have any questions, please call the Public Safety Department at 212-832-4545. Thank you for your patience.
UPDATE 8/5 - From RIOC:
Due to an elevator and lift service outage at the Manhattan Tram Station, the RIOC Red Bus will continue special shuttle service to and from Manhattan for those with limited mobility. Schedule information is below.

ROOSEVELT ISLAND TO MANHATTAN: Departs hourly from the bus stop near 455 Main Street (near Riverwalk Bar and grill) with the last Manhattan bus leaving at 10 PM. Additional stops are located at 546 Main St. (opposite Good Shepherd Plaza) and opposite 645 Main Street (opposite P.S/I.S. 217).

MANHATTAN TO ROOSEVELT ISLAND: Departs hourly from the southwest corner of 58th St. and 2nd Ave. with the last Island bus being at 10:30 PM. Additional stops are located at 645 Main St. (P.S./I.S. 217), 579 Main St. (M&D Deli), 543 Main St. (Good Shepherd Plaza), 425 Main St. (Riverwalk Bar & Grill), and the Roosevelt Island Tram Plaza. 

Shuttle bus to Manhattan will continue tomorrow, 8/5/15 and run until further notice. The First Manhattan bound bus will be at 8 AM. The first Island bound bus will be at 8:30 AM. If you have any questions, please call the Public Safety Department at 212-832-4545. Thank you for your patience.

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