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Volk’s Electric Railway

285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN, England
+44 1273 292718
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The oldest electric railway in the country.

At long last the railway is now open again after the long time of refurbishment. Unhappily it is... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Tony S
Hassocks, United Kingdom
Nothing special but nice Railway and great views.

1. Volks electric railway is in a lovely location, it goes along Brighton beach from the pier to... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
United Kingdom
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285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN, England
+44 1273 292718

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

At long last the railway is now open again after the long time of refurbishment. Unhappily it is only running between Aquarium and Peter Pan's Playground/Halfway as the new car sheds are still not complete. The railway runs along the beach from Aquarium to Black...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

1. Volks electric railway is in a lovely location, it goes along Brighton beach from the pier to black rock station near the marina. 2. The train is nice and a good size. The prices are good and staff are kind. 3. The train is...More

1  Thank Dantelling
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Just a short ride but really more interesting for it's history than the actual experience. Pick a good day Really cold if windy

Thank Orcaorca
Reviewed 13 April 2017

unfortunately this railway is closed for the summer but I have been on this railway many times in the past the railway is fun and worth a ride although the old carriages were a bit run down and the line very out dated but hopefully...More

1  Thank Eddie020173
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This wonderful little historic railway and attraction will be shut for Summer 2017. It is being renovated with lottery money and a very old live gas pipe has been discovered which needs to be removed. No idea why it should take so long. So cross...More

5  Thank UKDutyPaid
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A few years ago I reviewed the Volks and noted its terrible state of repair. So its great to be able to report back that the renovation of the Volks though behind time is now under way. The carriages have been sent off for renovation...More

Thank john w
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Lovely little electric railway that goes along the seafront. Ends up at a decent playpark for the kids. Price reasonable. Don't forget to wave to everyone!

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The oldest surviving electric railway in the country runs for a couple of miles along the Brighton Coast between the Palace Pier (Yes, it is The Palace Pier NOT "Brighton Pier"!!....sorry, strike for tradition!!) and Black Rock/Marina. It is an entirely reliable summer service....unlike the...More

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lovely peace of English history, and one of the first of its kind, opened way back in 1883 on August 4th. When it was presented to the people of Brighton an electric railway and doing towards the Marine about 1/4 quarter of a mile hope...More

Thank Sir Michael B
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nice yo ride up and down the front in the sunshine. Restored to a great standard and reasonably priced with a half way stop too. Great for getting from the pier to the harbour.

Thank pinksnip
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Tom M
7 December 2017|
Response from Tom M |
They were in my pocket.
Natalie C
11 September 2017|
Response from john w | Reviewed this property |
Hi no not reopened.. doesn't look like it will be till next summer.
29 August 2016|
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Response from Roy L | Reviewed this property |
apologies. just seen your question. hope you had a good day. answer throughout the day