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Angels Flight closed part of Tuesday night for routine maintenance

March 16, 2010 |  9:23 pm

The historic Angels Flight was closed temporarily Tuesday night for routine maintenance, one of several shutdowns that will occur during the upcoming weeks as workers fine-tune the system, officials said.Photo

The funicular cars were out of service about 7:30 p.m. but were expected to be running later Tuesday night, said John Welborne, president of Angels Flight Railway.

He said workers were taking advantage of a slow night to make adjustments to the system.

Angels Flight reopened Monday after it was closed following a  accident that left one person dead and seven others seriously injured in early 2001.

Welborne said about 2,900 rides were recorded Monday on the downtown railway. "It was a huge crowd," he said.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Rail car closed for service Tuesday night. Photo: Bill Sheehan / Los Angeles Times