Tram, Train & Bus

Transportation Update for Roosevelt Island

Updated 12 weeks ago
Subway Service limited to Queens bound trains, this weekend.
Subway Service limited to Queens bound trains, this weekend.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

Today, RIOC announced updates on the Tram and efforts to ameliorate effects of subway cutbacks for this weekend.

The Tram returns to normal operations, with platform repairs finished, in the afternoon on Tuesday, July 3rd, just in time for high holiday demand on Independence Day. MetroCard dispensing machines are already back in place and in service at the Roosevelt Island terminal.

Significantly, F Train service into Manhattan will be rerouted along the E Line from about 9:45 p.m. today until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, leaving only Queens bound service for Roosevelt Island.

Alternatives: Q102 bus. Anticipating transportation problems for the weekend, RIOC has asked and the MTA agreed to increased service for the Q102. A 5 to 10 minute ride on the Q102 gives you quick access to a host of subway options at Queens Plaza where you can transfer for free for one stop access to Manhattan.

If you like to stick to the subway, grab a Queens bound F and take it to the Roosevelt Avenue/Jackson Heights Hub. It's serviced by several Manhattan bound trains, including the F, R and E.

Of course, the Tram will be operating, but with only one cabin in service, waiting times may be long, making it probably the least attractive alternative.

NYC Ferry: Check Roosevelt Island arrivals and departures here.

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