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Angels Flight Closed For Maintenance Days After Reopening

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Los Angeles' famed funicular is temporarily closed once again, just days after the railway's much-heralded reopening.

The 116-year-old Angels Flight railway, which reopened on Thursday after four years and a nearly $5 million overhaul, was closed "for maintenance on Labor Day and for several days thereafter," according to their website. Visitors are urged to check back "for notice of resumption of regular service."

The mechanical problems appear to be due to the recent heat wave and the railway will likely not reopen until Thursday at the earliest, at least according to a sign outside the funicular snapped by Esotouric:

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