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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

FDNY Respond to Roosevelt Island Tram Station Basement Smoke Condition - No Injuries, Service Temporarily Suspended Until Further Notice

This evening, the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse asked:

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Public Information Officer Alonza Robertson reported:
FDNY is conducting a smoke investigation at the Tram Station that began about 6:50 p.m. Both cabins are temporarily out of service. No reported injuries.
I was informed that the smoke condition occurred in the Tram Station basement. The FDNY investigated the area

and have left.

Tram staff are currently examining the basement area to determine a cause. As of now, the Tram is temporarily suspended until further notice.

Both cabins returned to their respective stations before service was suspended.

RIOC Advisory adds:
The FDNY has ordered a temporary shutdown of Tram service as it continues its investigation into an earlier smoke incident at the RI Tram Station that began about 6:50 p.m.

Fire inspectors are attempting to determine if the smoke detected from building equipment or operational equipment at the station. There are no reported injuries. Red Bus service is suspended at Tram Station but is picking up at Cornell Tech and at the F Train subway station.
UPDATE 10 PM - RIOC issued this advisory at 9:44 PM:
Due to an earlier smoke condition at the Roosevelt Island Tramway, the Tram is temporarily out of service. To accommodate this disruption, RIOC will be running a shuttle bus between the Roosevelt Island Tramway and the Tram Station at 60th St and 2nd Ave in Manhattan. The first shuttle will depart the Roosevelt Island Tramway at 10pm and every hour at the top of the hour until the final shuttle of the night at 2am. Returning shuttles will depart the Manhattan Tramway from 60th St and 2nd Ave every hour at 30 min after the top of the hour starting at 10:30pm and running until the final shuttle of the evening at 2:30am.
UPDATE 10:35 PM - From RIOC:
A previous advisory mistakenly listed the RIOC Shuttle Bus as leaving from the Manhattan Tramway at 60th St and 2nd Ave. The correct location to pick up the RIOC Shuttle to Roosevelt Island is at 58th St and 2nd A
UPDATE 7/12 5:30 AM - From RIOC:
The Tram and Red Bus will resume regular service and routes today, Thursday, July 12, at 6 a.m. The FDNY had temporarily suspended Tram service during a smoke emergency at the Roosevelt Island Tram Station Wednesday night. No injuries were reported.