Long Lines, Short Tempers as Tram Repairs Stretch Through November

Written by Briana Warsing. Posted in Volume 37, Issue 6 - November 19, 2016

Get used to the lines. Only one Tram car is running for the remainder of November. To help reduce wait times and accommodate more passengers, the Tram cabin in operation departs the platform as soon as it is fully loaded. Still, during rush hour in the mornings and evenings, the line often extends all the way out of the station, and commuters often have to wait until one or two Trams go before getting on.

In a press release, RIOC said the inspections and maintenance currently in progress are required given the hours and cycles of operation of the Tram, especially with the upcoming winter season. “Part of this work requires the dismantling and reassembling of the Tram’s operational equipment and takes an extended amount of time to safely and successfully complete on both cabins,” according to the press release.

Alternative transportation options include:

Red Bus Shuttle Service to and from Roosevelt Island (see full details at https://rioc.ny.gov/pdf/TramBusShuttle.pdf)

Q102 Bus Service to Queens (http://web.mta.info/busco/schedules/q102cur.pdf)

F Train Service to both Queens and Manhattan (https://rioc.ny.gov/pdf/TramBusShuttle.pdf)

RIOC says there will be no MTA disruptions for Roosevelt Island throughout November.

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