Saving Angels Flight

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.

The Return of Angel's Flight: A Promise Fulfilled

Documentary and history of Los Angeles Angel’s Flight incline railway and its restoration.

New Photos of Old Angels Flight

Thank you Los Angeles Times, for this wonderful slide show of “Angels Flight’s First Opening”! Pictured: Radio/TV personality, Jim Hawthorne. 1969 (Photo by Ray Graham/Los Angeles Times)

Ed Penney's 1965 documentary "Angel’s Flight Railway"

Shot in 1960, with then more footage in 1969, the film was finally released in 1997.

On Bunker Hill: A Lost Neighborhood Found

Join the 1947project’s look at this lost, fascinating neighborhood.