Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Manhattan Tram Platform Partially Cordoned Off

Subsequent to the incident Friday evening where a piece of sheathing fell from the Manhatan Roosevelt Island Tram Station onto the platform part of that platform continued to be cordoned off as of Monday night, October 27, 2008. It is unclear at this time if the platform is cordoned off due to any additional inspections of the Tram station structure or for an unrelated purpose.

According to one tram operator the metal that fell, contrary to earlier reports, was much larger than the reported 3 to 4 feet in length. This operator heard from others that it was closer to 15 feet in length. Evidence in this operator's mnd that despite opposition to the Tram and station renovations the replacement of the system and stations is necessary for long term safety ad growth.

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