The re-opening of Angels Flight® Railway by Labor Day, which was announced last week by Mayor Eric Garcetti, has been decades in the making. It is a testament to the dogged patience and persistence of Windsor Square resident John Welborne, whose role in the effort dates back to 1978, when he conceived the idea of bringing [...]
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Historic Angels Flight® to reopen by Labor Day An agreement has been reached to restore, operate, and maintain the railway for 30 years. LOS ANGELES — Angels Flight®, the iconic Downtown L.A. railway, will reopen to the public by Labor Day, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today. The world-renowned, 116-year-old funicular takes passengers on a scenic ride between Hill and Olive Streets on Bunker Hill. It will reopen after a three-year closure for a full-scale modernization with state-of-the-art safety upgrades made possible through a unique public-private partnership. Mayor Garcetti unveiled the modernization plans today alongside Councilmember José Huizar, the [...]