Roosevelt Island Tram facts and figures

The Roosevelt Island Tram is unlike any other form of transportation in the city. Connecting Manhattan, at 59th Street and Second Avenue, to Roosevelt Island, it serves both island residents and tourists alike.

Judith Berdy of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society said the tram, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, is known as a safe, clean and energy-efficient form of transportation.

“It’s an icon of the island,” she said.

Scroll down for some facts and figures of the tram.