Tram It! Roosevelt Island’s Funky Cable Cars New and Improved and Back in Action

Though the Roosevelt Island tram was a month behind schedule, the diplomats and tourists who used to pack the breakdown-prone system can

Though the Roosevelt Island tram was a month behind schedule, the diplomats and tourists who used to pack the breakdown-prone system can finally rejoice. As of this morning, the city’s only cable car transit line is back in action.

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In addition to adding a new cable system, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation has replaced the cars with more spacious models, which include big new windows. It’s not a bad view of the city, as you can see in this video from the Post. For a $4 round-trip fare, it sure beats paying the exorbitant price to go up to the observation decks of the Empire State Building or Rockefeller Center.

Plus, a round-trip ticket is cheaper than two subway rides. Now if only we had a reason to go to Roosevelt Island…

mchaban [at] observer.com | @mc_nyo

Tram It! Roosevelt Island’s Funky Cable Cars New and Improved and Back in Action