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Angles flight is one of those rare LA landmarks that most locals know about but have rarely seen or used. That is because as Los Angeles grew up, and the car became the symbol of the Southern California lifestyle, taking something as old fashioned and slow as the Angles Flight, was bound to seem passe. But somehow the unique piece of LA on Bunker Hill stuck around and became a hidden gem, mostly only known to locals born and raised in a land of transplants.
location opened nearby to the south in 1996, with tracks connecting Hill Street and California Plaza. It was re-closed in 2001, after a fatal accident, and took nine years to commence operations again, on March 15, 2010. It was closed again from June 10, 2011, to July 5, 2011, and then again after a minor incident on September 5, 2013. The investigation of this 2013 incident led to the discovery of potentially serious safety problems in both the design and the operation of the funicular, and Angels Flight service has been suspended since that time with no timetable for restored service.Before the 2013 service suspension, the cost of a one-way ride was 50 cents (25 cents for Metro pass holders).Although it was marketed primarily as a tourist novelty, it was frequently used by local workers to travel between the Downtown Historic Core and Bunker Hill. Local businesses have described the railroad as an important "economic link", and there is significant political pressure to re-open the railroad soon.