For just 50 cents (or 25 cents for holders of valid Metro Passes) you can board one of the two orange and black incline railway cars and ride “The Shortest Railway in the World.” This funicular dates back to 1901, when Bunker Hill was one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in Los Angeles and the cars, Olivet and Sinai, ferried prominent citizens up and down the steep slope between Hill and Olive streets. The beloved landmark was dismantled for “urban renewal” of the area in 1969. In the early 1990s, the Railway was refurbished and relocated a half-block south, reopening adjacent to California Plaza in 1996. As short as it is (298 feet), Angels Flight® is an essential Los Angeles experience.
The Angels Flight® Railway connects 351 South Hill Street near the Metro Red and Purple Lines Pershing Square subway station at the corner of Fourth and Hill Streets, with the California Plaza Watercourt at 350 South Grand Avenue. Recorded telephone information: (213) MA6-1901. The Railway is open every day, 365 days a year, from 6:45 a.m. until 10 p.m.
351 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Directions: About 15 minutes from our area. Take the 101 South to the 110 South. Take the W 4th St exit towards Downtown. Turn left onto Hill St.