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UPDATE: Tram Platform Repairs, Red Bus Schedule Released

Updated 5 weeks ago Peter McCarthy
UPDATE: Tram Platform Repairs, Red Bus Schedule Released
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With Tram platform infrastructure repairs beginning on Monday, July 24th, and service reduced to a single cabin at any time, RIOC released a free Red Bus shuttle schedule to help commuters.

Red Buses will begin picking up passengers at the Roosevelt Island Tram Station at 10:00 a.m. on Monday. As of August 17th, due to low ridership, morning shuttle service is being discontinued. 2nd Avenue bound shuttle buses will being at 3:00 p.m. 

The route to Manhattan will be repeated every hour.

The free shuttle service will take riders across the Queensboro Bridge to the Manhattan Station on 2nd Avenue, then return roughly on the half-hour.

The last pick up in Manhattan is expected to be at 8:30 p.m.

It's important to note that Red Bus shuttle service will not begin until after peak morning rush hour, resulting in increased loads on the F Train where no increase in service or reliability is expected. Plan ahead.

Although an hourly schedule is anticipated, travel times depend on traffic conditions, especially over the unpredictable Queensboro Bridge. During the summer, reduced seasonal traffic may result in fewer issues, but when New Yorkers return to work and school in September, dependable half-hour turn arounds across the bridge are less likely.

New York Ferry will begin making regular stops on Roosevelt Island next month, which will also help mitigate sharply reduced Tram service.

We'll keep you posted on any changes.

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