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Angels Flight Railway Review

The turn-of-the-20th-century funicular, dubbed "the shortest railway in the world," operated between 1901 and 1969, when it was dismantled (but saved) to make room for an urban renewal project that saw total redevelopment of the Bunker Hill district.

In 1996, 27 years later, Angels Flight returned with its two original orange-and-black wooden cable railway cars cabling people up a 298-foot incline from Hill Street (between 3rd and 4th streets) to the fountain-filled Watercourt at California Plaza. The railway closed in 2001 and after undergoing a $3.3 million repair and restoration reopened March 2010. Take the short trip and be rewarded with a stellar view of the neighborhood, a Starbucks, and MOCA that's just on the other side of the Plaza. The railway runs every day from 6:45 am to 10 pm.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 351 S. Hill St., between 3rd and 4th Sts. Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013 | Map It
  • Phone: 213/626–1901
  • Location: Downtown Los Angeles
Updated: 02-04-2011

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