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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
+44 1273 292718
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a delightful piece of history as it is the first electric railway in the world. Now operated by Brighton Council, the line runs along the front at Brighton to the Marina. At under £4 return for an adult, I think this offers really...More

Thank leighb2000
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were so happy to see that the Volks railway was still running and being maintained. We loved the trip, took us back to when we were younger.

Thank Babs_Lurhman
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We came upon this adorable train by chance. We had just finished a game of crazy golf and was going to walk towards the Marina so this was an excellent alternative to walking! We bought a family return ticket for £9.70 which I think is...More

Thank FeedMe79
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We took the train from the marina to the pier. Not bad value £2.90. Very rickety, but that's part of the fun! At the half-way point, they crammed in more people and everyone was very uncomfortable.

1  Thank Sandrobear
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Travelled on the railway rather than walk back to the marina area where we were staying. The journey is short but scenic as it's next to the beach and the promenade. Good to say you have been on the oldest electric railway. Friendly staff and...More

1  Thank Calamero
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A nice little train but doesn't go all the way to the marina. A bit expensive really if you think for about the same price you can go all the way up the Great Orme in Llandudno on two trams and it is actually cheaper...More

1  Thank 323DavidS323
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Take the handy 12 minute train journey back from the Marina to the pier to take the weight off your feet. Take dogs too as long as not wet/sandy and can travel at your feet. Railway closes for 4th September for repairs

1  Thank JHugHerts
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Unique and lovely form of transport from town centre to Marinas. Rattle and rock pleasure . We really enjoy this return trip

Thank Aneta J
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous little train from Marina to the Pier! Such a delightful train ride and the whole family enjoyed it! The train goes right along the seafront!

Thank Jacqui E
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A Brighton institution, the Volks railway also provides a very practical way of getting from the Marina to town and back. Surprisingly, there appears to be no signage at the Marina directing people to the station, and to reach it you have to go to...More

Thank jenesaisfckall
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what times does it run on a bank holiday?
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
Denise W
Will it run next week-end, June 18th/19th rain or shine?
11 June 2016|
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.
Denise W
I would like to bring a family of 4 adults, one 6month and a two year old boy next Saturday, June 18th. What would be the cost and time-table, around 11.30a.m.?
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.