Slideshow: After years on the ground, Angels Flight reopens

Angels Flight reopened Thursday morning following a four-year closure and a $5 million renovation.

The funky funicular is billed as “the shortest railway in the world,” and a one-way trip costs just $1.

KPCC’s transportation reporter Megan McCarty Carino, attended the grand re-opening of Angels Flight and had a chance to ride the rails Thursday morning. She called it a “symbol of old L.A.,” one with “a storied history.”

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Angels Flight began taking passengers up and down Bunker Hill in 1901.

It was a major downtown L.A. tourist attraction for decades. It has been closed on-and-off since the 1960s, but the latest renovation got underway after one of its two cars derailed in 2013.

A shot of one of the two trams at Angels Flight railway on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, its grand re-opening after a four-year closure and…

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