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Angels Flight Has Re-Reopened

Passengers step off Angels Flight after the first ride of the day on Thursday. (Photo by Julia Wick/LAist)
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Angels Flight has officially re-reopened. The historic funicular temporarily closed Monday for repairs, just four days after a splashy reopening ceremony. Before last Thursday's reopening, the 116-year-old railway had been closed since 2013.

Passengers stepped on for the first public ride of the day on the re-reopened Angels Flight just before noon on Thursday.

The railway was inspected by a representative from the California Public Utilities Commission before reopening today, according to Steven DeWitt, senior vice president for business development with ACS Infrastructure, the company that operates Angels Flight. DeWitt said that the problems had been caused by a broken key roller, which has since been replaced.

According to DeWitt, there are a series of trestle rollers on the system which make sure the cables that haul the railcars up and down the tracks are guided correctly. One of the key rollers had broken, likely due to last week's extreme heat. The broken roller was replaced with "a better design."

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Angels Flight operates from 6:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays. The Railway’s Top Station is located at California Plaza, 350 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90071. The Lower Station is located at 351 South Hill Street, Los Angeles 90013, across from Grand Central Market. One-way fares are $1.