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Friday, August 14, 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

The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse asked:

Here we go again. Both the Roosevelt Island Manhattan Tram Station elevator and red lift are out of service.


The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) will provide a Red Bus Shuttle

 Image Of RIOC Red Bus Shuttle On Queensboro Bridge To Roosevelt Island February 2015

to and from Manhattan while both elevators are out of service.

According to the following RIOC advisory received at 11:05 AM today:
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 bound bus leaving at 8 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 bound bus being at 8:30 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. 

If you have any questions, please call the Public Safety Department at 212-832-4545. Thank you for your patience.
UPDATE 2:25 PM - From RIOC:
Following a previous outage, the Manhattan Tram Station passenger lift is back in service.
and:
Shuttle bus service ending. Last Manhattan bound bus at 2 PM, last Roosevelt Island bound bus at 2:30 PM.
UPDATE 8/15 - RIOC advisory received 9:39 PM last night:
The Manhattan Tram Station elevator and passenger lift are temporarily out of service. An advisory will be issued when service is restored. RIOC Shuttle bus service schedule will follow in a separate advisory.
and at 11:03 PM:
Notification issued 08/14/2015 at 11:04 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) starting at 10:00 AM with the last Manhattan bound bus leaving at 8 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 starting at 10:30 AM with the last Island bound bus being at 8:30 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

If you have any questions, please call the Public Safety Department at 212-832-4545. Thank you for your patience.

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