Friday, June 10, 2011

LA's Angels Flight trolley ordered to stop operating

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Public Utilities Commission has ordered a downtown Los Angeles trolley with a short ride and a long history of problems to shut down until it can sort out its latest passenger safety issue.
Following an inspection Thursday, operators of Angels Flight were verbally ordered to find the cause of an unsafe deterioration in its steel wheels and make repairs. A written letter will be issued Friday, according to CPUC.
"CPUC inspectors, in a routine inspection, found that the wheel flange, which holds the wheels of the cars on the rails, have deteriorated to the point of being unsafe," according to a statement from CPUC. Continued

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