Roosevelt Island Tram to Manhattan

All About the Roosevelt Island Tram Today, Including COVID Restrictions


Welcome to our Roosevelt Island Tram Guide for 2021/Coronavirus Update.

With the opening of FDR Four Freedoms Park, then Cornell Tech, interest in Roosevelt Island soared. Soon, the Tram, New York City’s cheapest big thrill, caught the attention too.

Coronavirus System Changes

But now, with changes brought on by the Coronavirus, we’re updating conditions. Until further notice:

  • The Tram runs on a regular schedule at all times, i.e., at fifteen minute intervals, but increasing during rush hour and, other times, as conditions dictate.
  • Riders are required to wear face masks.
  • As of May 1st, 2020, the system shuts down overnight, from 1:00 to 6:00 a.m., for disinfecting.
  • March 8th, 2021 Update: Passenger capacity increases to 55 and other safety measures now in place.

Click here for a quick how-to for the Roosevelt Island Tram and little history…

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