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Volk’s Electric Railway

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Address: 285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN, England
Phone Number: 44 1273 292718
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Nice traditional railway

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 each direction and includes a stop at a childrens pleasure park half way. It is... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 and help to keep it running it's great fun!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 good value, and avoids the rather long walk from central Brighton to the Marina which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used it as we parked on a cheapest car park on one side of Brighton beach to go to pier. £9 return for a family of 5 is reasonable price. The only a problem is you need to fold pushchair, and still no space to put it inside. But in general great fun for kids.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 reasonable as I'm sure the rail tracks need maintenance. Running from Aquarium station to Black... More 

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East London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 reasonable price to help maintain the trains and track. Worth a visit when in Brighton.

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Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 to get a taxi to the Marina!

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