Wednesday, August 8, 2007

MTA's F Train Flooded Out - Tram Handling Overflow

The morning thunderstorms flooded out the F train leaving the Tram as the only way into Manhattan or Queens. Mother Nature once again has shown that Islanders need another means of transportation in case of an emergency. To take on the added passengers the Tram staff queued up riders on the platform but still the lines wrapped their way towards the visitors center kiosk. The rains, heaviest between 600am and 630am additionally took the tram off line for about 25 minutes according to one of the Tram operators due to the winds and lightning.

UPDATE 9:25am: According to the MTA website they are reporting F train disruptions but no reference to service working or not through Roosevelt Island.

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