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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Long Lines Past The Turnstyle And Down Stairs Greet Roosevelt Island Tram Riders On First Evening Commute With Only Single Tram Cabin Running For Tram Station Repairs - It Was Horrific Says One Resident

A Roosevelt Island Tram rider shares these photos and reports:
It's now 6 PM


Line is stretched beyond turnstiles


and

down the steps.


They should ban bikes, and strollers must be folded at peak hour..whelchairs are suffering.

This is ridiculous
Another Roosevelt Island resident added:
A disaster. No clue as to why Red Bus service to the city doesn't start running at 8:30 am...
During the July 25 Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Operations Advisory Committee meeting, RIOC engineering consultant Mike Russo described the Tram Station repair project and use of a single Tram cabin to RIOC Directors.

Part 1.



Part 2.



Tonight was just the beginning.

UPDATE 10:50 PM - A Resident suggested:
There need to be signs on the Manhattan side that highlight (to tourists especially) that the tram is a critical way those who are disabled and with small children/strollers get home. If you are able to take the F or red bus, kindly do so as the tram is only 50% functional.

Or something like that. It's awful when the crowds are so big, pushing over small kids, people with disabilities, and well, everyone. It's awful. More signage!
Another:
I agree-it was horrible. As much as I don't like the subway, I'll be using the F subway until the repairs are done.
and another:
And that's why I moved to Astoria. Loved the island but hated the commute

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