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Roosevelt Island Tramway

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Roosevelt Island Tramway - Manhattan Entrance

The Roosevelt Island Tramway is an aerial tramway (suspended cable car) in New York, New York, United States of America, connecting Roosevelt Island to Manhattan.

It was built in 1976 by the Swiss company Vonroll. It was originally built as a temporary transportation solution as the subway to the island (the IND 63rd Street Line) had not yet been completed. As the subway project ran behind schedule, the "Tram" became more popular and was converted into a permanent facility.

It has since carried over 30 million passengers. It travels a distance of 3,100 feet (1 km) at an average speed of 16 mph (28 km/h) in 4 1/2 minutes.

The closest New York City Subway station is the complex of Template:NYCS slls and Template:NYCS slls, with Template:NYCS slls and Template:NYCS slls also nearby.

Accessibility

The tram is handicapped accessible.

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