Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Here We Go Again, 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

According to Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) advisory sent at 8:55 this morning:
The Manhattan Tram Station Elevator and Passenger Lift are temporarily Out of Service.

An advisory will be issued when service is restored. The RIOC Shuttle Bus Service schedule will follow in a separate advisory.

RIOC adds:
Notification issued 09/8/2015 at 9:30 AM. Due to an outage of the Elevator and Lift service 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 as follows:

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 8:00 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.
Fortunately, the MTA's Lexington/63rd street F train station elevator to street is working now after being out of service since July 2014.

UPDATE 4:40 PM - From RIOC:
Following a previous outage, the Manhattan Tram Station passenger lift is back in service.

The elevator remains out of service. An advisory will be issued when service is restored.
Temporary Shuttle Service Suspended - Last Roosevelt Island- bound bus at 5:00 PM, last Manhattan- bound bus at 5:30 PM.