The MTA’s New F Line Fixation Project Goes Live


The F Line Fixation Project is essential for maintaining this vital link between boroughs while serving Roosevelt Island. Now, after an earlier disastrous plan got booed out of town, the MTA has a new more manageable idea. It goes before a Manhattan Community Board 8 committee on Wednesday. Register here for attending via Zoom.

by David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

The Daily thanks Judith Berdy for the timely heads up.

A New F Line Fixation Plan

After failing miserably on its first try, the MTA developed a plan that works far better, at least for Roosevelt Island. Presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 on Wednesday evening, it goes into effect in August.

See the full plan as it stands today at the end of this article.

Multiple full shut downs will inconvenience public transit, but to some extent, they are inevitable. Tracks must be fixed, and other infrastructure needs replacement. This is standard stuff that governments are often guilty of letting go too long.

That’s not the case here as the F Line Fixation falls in with a huge range of current MTA projects.

Shuttle trains and buses compensate for lost F Train service. Most are inconvenient but acceptable. One major move may prove exceptionally difficult, though.

One weekdays, including during rush, Roosevelt Island will be served by a shuttle train running every 20 minutes. That’s not enough and will likely put extra strain on NYC Ferry service as well as the Tram.

“Wonder if RIOC will do anything…” a resident mused.

This just begs for a punchline, in our opinion. Suggestions welcome.

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