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Volks Railway

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Address: 285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN1 1EN, England
Phone Number: 44 1273 292718
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:15 am - 6:00 pm

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Historic Gem

After a visit to Brighton Marina, took this very historic electric railway back to the pier. The last time we were here the railway was not running so it was a great pleasure to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

After a visit to Brighton Marina, took this very historic electric railway back to the pier. The last time we were here the railway was not running so it was a great pleasure to experience it for the first time. At the pier terminus there is a handy cafe and pub with inside and outside seating which is owned by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A gentle trip along the coast as far as the Marina on the oldest operating electrical railway in the world. It's a shame the Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway no longer exists.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great little train that takes you to the marina. Great day out, kids will love it and they can stop half way for the crazy golf!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

lovely little train experience on the sea front with stunning views, its not very expensive , and you can go one way or return, the final destination is the marina. Good from any ages

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We hopped onto this train at the halfway point after a mini golf session and it was the cherry on top of a lovely day. The driver was so pleasant and let us ride up front with him, which gave us a great view of the track and seaside. Despite not planning this into our day visit, it turned out... More 

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Freeland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This oldest historical electric railway runs easterly from adjacent to the pier and the Brighton Wheel along the rear of the beach to the car park that is about 800 yards from the marina. It is a nice relaxing ride that runs past the Naturist part beach and saves all that walking if you wish to visit the marina. It... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of the best views from any railway journey and a nice way to rest your legs whilst having an ice cream. I can see why some people think it is pricey, but then Brighton is quite expensive and it will need money to be maintained.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Volks railway runs from the east side of the pier and takes you close to the marina and its attractions it is a pleasurable walk one way but can be a bit tiring there and back so the railway is a nice pleasurable way to get back and save your pins worth a trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We enjoyed our trip on the train all the staff were very friendly and we thought it was good value for money. The train it self was in a good state of repair and it was a nice way to get to the Marina without walking.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We took this railway whilst visiting Brighton and found when we supposedly reached the Marina stop it took us at least another 5 - 10 mins walk to get to the marina shops etc.

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Additional Information about Volks Railway

Address: 285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN1 1EN, England
Phone Number: 44 1273 292718
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:15 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:15 am - 6:00 pm

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