Thursday, July 08, 2010

Angels Flight Los Angeles
Angels Flight funicular has been closed since 2001 when an accident shut down the 298-foot of tracks up Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles. Finally after years of sitting idle the historic " smallest railway in the world" reopened in March 2010. Rides only cost a quarter and the funicular is open every day, 365 days a year, from 6:45 a.m. until 10 p.m. The original Angels Flight was built in 1901 and was located at the west corner of Hill Street at Third. During redevelopment of Bunker Hill in 1969 the railway was dismantled and put into storage. Finally after nearly 30 years the funicular was rebuilt about a block away from its original location. Its resurrection was brief lasting only two years when an accident closed the landmark down again. With added safety features the worlds smallest railway is once again open to the public.

The Angels Flight™ Railway connects South Hill Street, near the Metro Red Line Pershing Square subway station at the corner of Fourth and Hill Streets, with the California Plaza Watercourt at the top of Bunker Hill..