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Roosevelt Island Tramway

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Transit Station

Phone

+1 212-832-4555

Website

http://rioc.ny.gov/tramtransportation.htm

Opening hours

  • Sunday 06:00 - 02:00
  • Monday 06:00 - 02:00
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 02:00
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 02:00
  • Thursday 06:00 - 02:00
  • Friday 06:00 - 03:30
  • Saturday 06:00 - 03:30

Description

The Roosevelt Island Tramway is an aerial tramway in New York City that spans the East River and connects Roosevelt Island to the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The tramway is the first commuter aerial tramway in North America, having opened in 1976. Since then, over 26 million passengers have ridden the tram. The tram consists of two capsules that run back and forth on two parallel tracks. It is one of the few forms of mass transit in New York City not run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, but uses that system's MetroCard and has free transfers to that system. The tram is operated by LPOA (Leitner-Poma of America) on behalf of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation of the State of New York, a state public benefit corporation created in 1984 to run services on the island.