Friday, March 1, 2019

Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend But No Tram Service On Sunday - Only 1 Tram Cabin Operating During Cable Overhaul Project For Next 2 Months, Work Area Expanded To Middle Platforms, Tram Ride From RI Free During Project Says RIOC

Good news. There is Roosevelt Island F Train subway service to and from Manhattan this weekend.

Bad news, as previously reported, due to a major Roosevelt Island Tram Overhaul project, only a single Cabin will be operating each day for at least 12 weeks starting last February 14.

More bad news - no Roosevelt Island Tram service at all on Sunday March 3. According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Please be advised that the Tram will be closed on Sunday, March 3rd to facilitate required maintenance work. Service will resume with one cabin in operation on Monday, March 4th at 6 AM.

What are my travel alternatives?

Red Bus Shuttle service will be available to and from the Manhattan Tram Station on Sunday, March 3rd from 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM, beginning from the R.I. Tram Station.

Red Bus Shuttle pick-up locations:

Manhattan: Southwest corner of 58th St. and 2nd Ave.

Roosevelt Island: Tram Station Plaza

MTA subway F line ( and the NYC Ferry service ( are available to and from Manhattan.

Q102 MTA Bus service is also an option to connect to Midtown Manhattan-bound trains at Queensboro Plaza.

Why is this work happening?

The Roosevelt Island Tram is undergoing two major maintenance projects, consisting of rope relocations and gearbox overhauls. This required work is to ensure the safest transportation system possible and to extend its service life into the future.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Here's the Winter Schedule for Roosevelt Island ferry Astoria route service.

More on the Roosevelt Island Tram Overhaul

project at this prior post.