Friday, April 19, 2019

Roosevelt Island Transportation This Weekend - No F Train Service To Manhattan, One Tram Cabin Working, Red Bus Shuttle To Manhattan And Astoria Route East River Ferry Service

There is no Roosevelt Island F Train service to Manhattan this weekend.

According to the MTA:
ELECTRICAL IMPROVEMENTS Apr 19 - 22, 9:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon Coney Island-bound F trains run via the E from Roosevelt Av, Queens to Canal St, Manhattan and via the A to Jay St-MetroTech, Brooklyn.

No Coney Island-bound F service at 21 St-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Av/63, 57 St, 47-50 Sts, 42 St-Bryant Pk, 34 St-Herald Sq, 23, 14, B'way-Lafayette Sts, 2 Av, Delancey St, East Broadway and York St.
For F Train service to Manhattan, take the Jamaica bound F to Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights and switch to the Manhattan bound F running on the E line. Will take about 20 minutes to Roosevelt Avenue.

Also, only 1 Roosevelt Island Tram Cabin working due to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Tram Overhaul project.

RIOC adds:
Please be advised that, due to a planned F train service disruption, we will be adding free Red Bus shuttles this Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st, to and from the RI and Manhattan Tram stations. The shuttle will run between 11 AM and 8:30 PM. 

The Tram will be operating with only one cabin in service this weekend. 

For MTA F train service details please go to for up to the minute changes. 

What are my travel alternatives?

Red Bus Shuttle- service will be available on April 20th and 21st, between 11 AM and 8:30 PM, to and from the Manhattan Tram Station, 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

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. 

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