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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Roosevelt Island Tram Platform Repairs Begin July 24 - Only 1 Tram Cabin Running At A Time, May Take Up To 6 Months

Ratso asked yesterday:

I hear that there will only 1 Tram beginning July 17th. Is this true? The reason is to fix the stations. It is supposed to last for 2 or 3 months. Can anyone verify this as fact??
I replied:
Yes. It is true. It may be up to 6 months of only 1 tram cabin running.

Today the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) announced:

Beginning July 24th

RIOC’s Infrastructure Improvement Plan includes much needed repairs to both the Manhattan and Roosevelt Island Tram Stations.

Unfortunately, improvements cannot be made without inconvenience. Please bear with us to ensure no tripping, and no slipping!

During this time, RIOC will provide free Red Bus service between Roosevelt Island and Manhattan.

We apologize in advance but our stations will be new and improved!

Thanks for your understanding,

RIOC Management Team

RIOC President Susan Rosenthal discussed the Tram Platform repairs and inconveniences to residents during May 25 RIOC Board meeting.

UPDATE 10:30 PM - From the Twitterverse: