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Volk’s Electric Railway

285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN, England
+44 1273 292718
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285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN, England
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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
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This historic little railway runs with one side adjacent to the road and the other to Brighton's pebble beach, between the town and the marina. Its one of the earliest electric railways in existence, dating from the 1880s. The ride takes about 20 minutes in...More

Thank glynn t
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A ride along a not particularly attractive area of Brighton. The Volks railway is ancient and only maintained by hardworking volunteers and it's a shame Brighton council or The Lottery do not provide more help for this piece of English history!!! So please use it...More

1  Thank Paul J
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dave_spruit
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
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Denise W
11 June 2016|
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Response from JaxB123 | Reviewed this property |
It runs every day of the year except Christmas Day, in all weathers. Enjoy it's a great experience.
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Denise W
10 June 2016|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
The train leaves every 15 minutes and they start running at 10.15am. Aquarium to Black Rock costs £3.80 each return. Kids under 3 are free.
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