Angels Flight Railway Marks 110th Year With 1-Cent Fare

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Angels Flight Railway is expected to mark its 110th anniversary with a 1-cent fare promotion.

Riders will be able to take advantage of the special rate through 10 p.m. Saturday. Normally the fare is 25 cents.

The 298-foot inclined railway, dubbed the “shortest railway in the world,” operates mostly on a single track with a bulge in the middle to enable the two counter weighted rail cars to pass.

When the Angels Flight opened in 1901, commuters used the railway to climb the hill to what used to be one of the city’s fanciest neighborhoods.

Today, it is mainly used to shuttle those working in skyscrapers on Bunker Hill to the Metro Red Line’s Pershing Square Station.

For more information on the Angels Flight, call (213) 626-1901.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

  • Michael J. McDermott

    Oh boy, death ride to nowhere. Los Angeles has the “safest train system in the country”. Yep.

  • Xen

    It’s not really a bulge in the middle but two side or passing tracks.

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