Thursday, November 3, 2016

Roosevelt Island Tram Service Disruptions Starting November 7 - Only 1Tram Cabin Operating At A Time For Rest Of Month Due To RequiredInspections And Maintenance

Oh boy. This is not going to be fun.

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

Leitner-Poma, operator of the Roosevelt Island Tramway, has advised that, due to required inspections and maintenance on both Tram cabins (including the replacement of both cabin floors), the Tram will operate with one cabin, running on a peak schedule during the month of November. During this time, the Red Bus will provide supplemental service to Manhattan Monday - Friday from 10 AM to 8:30 PM, with buses departing every hour from Roosevelt Island to Manhattan and every half hour from Manhattan back to Roosevelt Island. These changes will take effect on Monday, November 7th .

The MTA has advised that there are no planned F train service disruptions during this period.

Thank you in advance for your patience during this necessary work
Plan for a very crowded ride on the Tram


Monday November 7.

Is there anything RIOC can do to reduce the overcrowding of the Tram that is sure to result from only one cabin in use during this time?

Perhaps RIOC can consider eliminating weekend 5 & 10 K race permits and playing field permits for non-resident groups during the time only one Tram Cabin is in service in order to reduce Tram crowding. Find a way to discourage the tourists too.

UPDATE 11/4 - From RIOC: