Since 1901. . .
Angels Flight Needs Your Help
A Los Angeles Original
It’s so much fun to ride and has so much historical significance that we think of it as a novelty sometimes. It’s actually an important economic link.
Mark Murphy, executive director of the downtown theater REDCAT
What You Should Know About Angels Flight
- Since September of 2013 Angels Flight has been closed due to a regulatory decision, not because of mechanical problems.
- The Angels Flight Friends and Neighbors Society is a grassroots group that has mobilized to advocate for a return to service of Angels Flight Railway.
- In response to this group’s petition campaign, Mayor Eric Garcetti has called on the MTA to produce a report about Angels Flight, and members of his staff are pursuing a solution to the regularity issues.
- Following the six-hour derailment in September of 2013, where nobody was injured and there was only about $6,000 in damage to Angels Flight property, replacement equipment was installed and tested in early 2014.
- Angels Flight connects the Red Line’s Pershing Square station portal at Fourth and Hill Streets with the top of Bunker Hill.
- When operating in public service, Angels Flight averaged 1,200 to 1,500 passenger trips every day, operating from 6:45 in the morning until 10:00 at night.
- That is almost 6 million riders from 1996-2001 & 2010-2013
- For the last three years of its operation Angels Flight gave Metro riders using a TAP Card a 50% fare reduction.
- Angels Flight is a vital part of the Los Angeles County public transportation system.