Los Angeles funicular railroad to reopen by Labor Day

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The Angels Flight funicular railway in Los Angeles' Bunker Hill district is slated to reopen late this summer. The inclined passenger railroad made an appearance in a movie this year.
The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
LOS ANGELES — A famed funicular that carried 100 million riders over a century of operation is expected to reopen by Labor Day.

The Angels Flight, which has been closed since 2013, will receive upgraded and renovated cars and safety improvements that include an emergency walkway, the Los Angeles Daily News reported.

The funicular opened on L.A.’s Bunker Hill in 1901. The railway had a brief cameo in the Oscar-nominated musical “La La Land.” Stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone sat in one of the cars and exited at the top of the line.
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