A major step in the renovation of the world’s shortest railway starts next week. On Monday, June 26, crews will begin installing the evacuation stairway for Angels Flight; the California Public Utilities Commission demanded that a walkway be built after a 2013 derailment.
The work comes in the wake of the March announcement that the newly formed Angels Flight Development Company, a public-private partnership between the city and the engineering firm Sener and ACS Infrastructure, would undertake repairs of the railway, including building the walkway.
Work on the stairway is expected to last a week, according a representative from ACS, and the funicular connecting Bunker Hill to Hill Street is now scheduled to reopen on Labor Day. No budget for the renovations has been revealed.