Roosevelt Islander Online: One Of Two Roosevelt Island Tram Cabins Out Of Service Starting Tomorrow June 12 Thru June 26 For Tram Haul Rope Replacement Says RIOC

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp
(RIOC) announced yesterday, June 10, that the Roosevelt Island Tram South
Cabin will be out of service starting Sunday June 12 thru approximately June
26 due to:

… critical and necessary tram work…

Workers were seen yesterday preparing the site. Among the site preparations is
the temporary removal of the
Giant RI Rhode Island or Roosevelt Island sign
on the Tram Plaza. Several observers were heard expressing the hope that the
Giant Sign used by tourists for Instagram moments would somehow be dropped
during its removal and not return.

According to

Upcoming Tram Haul Rope Replacement

Please be advised that due to critical and necessary tram work beginning
Sunday, June 12th, 2022, until approximately Sunday, June
26th, 2022, the South Tram Cabin will be out of service. 
The North Cabin will remain in service.

To accommodate this disruption, RIOC will be running a shuttle bus Mondays
through Fridays from 3PM to 8PM, between the Roosevelt Island Tramway and
the Tram Station at 60th St and 2nd Ave in Manhattan. 

Boarding Locations/Routes: 

  • Roosevelt Island to Manhattan: board at the R.I. Tram Station. Shuttle
    will make all northbound local stops to Capobianco Field (Opposite PS/IS
  • Manhattan to R.I.: board at the southwest side of 2nd Avenue, between 58th
    & 59th Street. Shuttle will make all southbound local stops (beginning
    at 591 Main Street) to the Tram station.
  • Frequency: departing on the half hour, traffic depending.
  • Last Trip- Manhattan to R.I.: 8:30 PM Roosevelt Island to Manhattan: 8:00

We encourage riders to plan accordingly and anticipate increased wait times
for both the Tram and Red Bus shuttle. Please also consider alternate
transportation options such as the F-train subway, ferry or Q102 bus.

We appreciate your patience.


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