Historic Los Angeles Railway to Resume Service
Angels Flight, a two-car funicular in downtown Los Angeles, will soon go back into operation after a multi-year hiatus. The railway connects the historic Bunker Hill neighborhood with the city’s downtown shopping district, located approximately 100 feet (30 meters) below.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said earlier this week that a deal was reached with a private group to upgrade the railway to current safety standards and resume service by Labor Day.
Angels Flight was built in 1901 and has carried over a million passengers since then. Service was temporarily suspended in 1969, in 2001 after one of the cars broke loose and killed a man, and again in 2013, after one of the cars derailed.
The train recently appeared in the Academy Awards nominated movie “La La Land.”
Once it is up and running again, the train is expected to bring in tourists, as well as serve the residents of Bunker Hill. Ticket prices are yet to be determined.
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