Roosevelt Island Tram Plaza

Transportation

This page will be frequently updated, reflecting the current status of local transportation options. This a service of the Roosevelt Island Daily News.

Roosevelt Island Tram

The Tram is operating under normal conditions with both cabins in service. COVID-19 controls limit ridership to 35 passengers. The Tram closes every night from 1:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m., and it participates in MTA Easy Pass system, including free transfers between it and MTA buses and subway.

Normal schedule is every fifteen minutes on the quarter hour, except during rush hours when cabins run every 7 1/2 minutes.

RIOC Red Buses

Red buses are free and operate at all marked stops at 15 minute intervals on a route that circles from Southpoint Park and The Octagon. Rush hours increase service to 7 1/2 minutes.

MTA Subway, Roosevelt Island Station

Routine services are currently split between the F on weekdays and E on weekends and late nights (after 9:45 p.m.). All subways close between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.

Along with the Tram, MTA Q102 buses connect with several subways at Queens Plaza. The trip is usually less than 10 minutes.

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