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.”
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.