A federal agency says not enough has been done to address safety recommendations in the nine years since a deadly crash of the downtown LA landmark and railway oddity known as Angels Flight.
The National Transportation Safety Board says operators of the funicular should have added a 32-inch-wide walkway along the steep tracks to help passengers evacuate during emergencies.
The NTSB first called for the walkway in 2003, two years after a rail car rolled down hill and crashed into another car, killing an 83-year-old man and injuring seven other people.
In a letter to state and city agencies, board Chairwoman Deborah A.P. Hersman said the lack of a walkway was "unacceptable."
The so-called "Shortest Railway in the World" resumed trips up and down Bunker Hill in March.