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Volk’s Electric Railway

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285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN, England
+44 1273 292718
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I decided to walk from the Pier to Brighton Marina; that can't be far I thought!!!! (Wrong! I am a fast walker and it took 50 minutes...though it was a lovely walk). As I was half way there, I noticed a train track on the...More

Thank howiet1971
Reviewed 1 week ago

This oldest operating electric railway in the world operates between the Palace Pier and the Marina. Stations are Aquarium - Half Way - Black Rock. First opened in 1883 it still is a great experience for big and small. The length of the line is...More

Thank high_low73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully restored. I have not been on this railway since I was a child, over 40 years ago. We walked with friends from Hove to Brighton Marina and as we were all so tired we decided to take the electric train back to Brighton Pier....More

Thank 8Angie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We mainly used this to scoot along the promenade with tired children. However the waiting room at the pier end had an interesting feature on Volk who designed and built this and other electric railways. It was quite informative and there were a few fun...More

Thank corptart
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Nice little trip from the seafront at the pier up to the marina. The train moves slow so you get to enjoy the views of the beach on your way up and back. It's a little expensive but it definitely saves your feet if you...More

Thank Lulu026
Reviewed September 5, 2018

After long day we took train from Brighton back to Marina at cost of about £7.50 ish for 2. Staff very friendly and nice to look round waiting area at history of railway. Journey was great, with good view of seafront and its novel way...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The railway is fun and the history of it is fascinating. The second of the two stops is in the middle of the nudist beach.

1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Last year this "oldest" electric Railway was being upgraded, This year it was in full working order. Around a mile there.. and back, this was a really cool way to spend 30minutes or so.. The beach is one side & promenade the other ..The staff...More

1  Thank Ladytrance
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

A great way to get from the Marina to the Pier for a tired family after a long day out. Thanks for being dog friendly.

Thank Ainsley B
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

If you’re driving to Brighton its much cheaper to park down near the Marina. It free for three hours at the Marina or about £6 for most of the next to the station. The train ride cost under £20 for 5 of us which was...More

1  Thank Stuart C
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Phillip J
August 14, 2018|
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Response from DAVIDMS20050 | Reviewed this property |
At the start of the railway at the Aquarium station . There is a ticket booth cafe and museum.
July 29, 2018|
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Response from LesleyandClive | Reviewed this property |
Yes - dogs are allowed on the train (but not on the seats).
Debbie B
July 3, 2018|
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Response from LesleyandClive | Reviewed this property |
There was an accessible carriage on the train we used, with a ramp and room for a wheelchair, the staff were very helpful.