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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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Just as nice now as when I was five!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 the corner of Asda's car park and through a rather grubby tunnel. Worth the trouble... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids loved it and to be honest so did I. It hasn't change one bit since I was a kid great value for money. Make fun of a boring walk from the Marina to the pier.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Believed to be the oldest electric railway in the world, the Volks Electric Railway has plyed it's trade along Brighton sea front since 1883. Operating regular trains throughout the summer season, the rolling stock is not quite as old as the railway with the regular units dating from 1910! Unfortunately it can get very busy at peak holiday times with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Useful ride back after the long walk. But you kinda think more could be made of this. In fact i am sure Mr Volk would havf expected it. Toilets at the Rock station are a disgrace in this day and age.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a big kid at heart I really enjoyed the little train! We came to Brighton as we were participating in the London to brighton mini run, our mini was at one end so It was such a fun way to get from one side of the sea front where we'd parked to the other. It stops half way as... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travelled to Brighton on a Cooks coach, I decided to travel on the Volks railway. The cost to seniors is £2-90 return to Black Rock. It was well worth the visit, but the two car train was crowded. This is an early example of an electric railway. Recommended.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Volk's Electric Rail is worth the few bob they charge. You get a lovely view of the beach and the esplanade leading up to the marina where there's plenty of places to have some English Fish & Chips AND Mushy Peas.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And right here on our doorstep. It's a fun way to get along towards the Marina (if you really insist on visiting it) or to get to the start of the Undercliff Walk. There's something in it for adults and kids alike. Definitely recommended for visitors to Brighton.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 year old daughter and I took a fun trip along the seafront in Brighton. Our driver was great fun and joined in as we waved to the people walking along the beach path.

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

This is no fake heritage attraction but a genuine old electric railway which connects Brighton Pier to Brighton Marina. Very cheap to travel. Regular service every 15 mins. Pleasant staff. Nice old world feeling as you bump along. Excellent views of the beach.

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