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Angels Flight fares double to 50 cents

The Angels Flight railway is seen in this undated file photo.

March 12, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Have an extra quarter handy, if you want to ride downtown Los Angeles' historic Angels Flight.

Starting on Monday, the fare is going up from 25 cents to 50 cents. But Metro pass holders and those who purchase commuter books will receive discounts.

The fare increase is needed to help cover the line's operating costs. Until now, Angels Flight has relied on donations to make up the difference.

This is the first time the railway has raised ticket prices in more than 15 years.