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The decades-long effort to save Los Angeles’ iconic railway, Angels Flight®

The decades-long effort to save Los Angeles' iconic railway, Angels Flight® It's known as the "World's Shortest Railway," and it's reopening to the public Thursday in Los Angeles. The train, known as Angels Flight®, has carried people on and off for much of the past 116 years, traveling about 300 feet on a 33 percent grade in [...]

Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, announces the reopening of historic Angels Flight® Railway, with SENER’s participation

Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, announces the reopening of historic Angels Flight® Railway, with SENER’s participatio Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Angels Flight®, the iconic Downtown Los Angeles railway, has reopened to the public after a three-year closure. The Mayor celebrated the opening alongside Councilmember José Huizar, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Angels Flight® Railway Foundation, and [...]

Through a Pioneering P3, Angels Flight® Takes Off Once Again

Through a Pioneering P3, Angels Flight® Takes Off Once Again It’s only 298 feet long. Dubbed the “shortest railway in the world,” it first ran more than 116 years ago. And if you ask Angelenos to name three things that are quintessentially Los Angeles, Angels Flight® will almost certainly be one of them. For a while, though, [...]

Mayor Snyder´s Ascent of the “Angels `Flight”

Mayor Snyder´s Ascent of the "Angels `Flight" Angels Flight®—everybody’s favorite FUNicular—is there a more iconic piece of Bunker Hilliana? All aboard! proclaims the city of LA! But don’t get too excited. It’s not open, so you’re not riding it today. Despite what you may hear, you’re not riding it anytime soon. Toodle down Hill Street between 3rd [...]

Mayor Garcetti announces reopening of historic Angels Flight® Railway

Mayor Garcetti announces reopening of historic Angels Flight® Railway LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that Angels Flight®, the iconic Downtown Los Angeles railway, has reopened to the public after a three-year closure. The Mayor celebrated the opening alongside Councilmember José Huizar, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Angels Flight® Railway Foundation, and the [...]

Angels Flight® reopens amid fanfare in downtown LA after 4-year hiatus

Angels Flight® reopens amid fanfare in downtown LA after 4-year hiatus DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Angels Flight®, known as the shortest railway in the world, reopened amid fanfare in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday morning after a four-year hiatus. The popular funicular is comprised of two railroad cars that counterbalance each other as they ascend and [...]

You Can Finally Ride the Funicular From ‘La La Land’

You Can Finally Ride the Funicular From ‘La La Land’ L.A.'s historic Angels Flight® is set to reopen after four years of renovations. Los Angeles’ historic funicular, Angels Flight®, will reopen to the public on Thursday, August 31, according to the Los Angeles Times. Larry Sharkey/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The 116-year-old railway shut down after a [...]

Historic Angels Flight® to reopen by Labor Day

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 [...]

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