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Volk’s Electric Railway

285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN, England
+44 1273 292718
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What a fabulous little train from Marina to the Pier! Such a delightful train ride and the whole... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2016
Jacqui E
Sutton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN, England
+44 1273 292718

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Reviewed August 25, 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 August 23, 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
Reviewed August 22, 2016 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.

Thank adampiller
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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...More

Thank fork_handles
Reviewed August 15, 2016 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.

Thank Roy L
Reviewed August 10, 2016 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...More

1  Thank amynewby91
Reviewed July 26, 2016

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...More

Thank B7152FJpeterw
Reviewed July 24, 2016

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.

2  Thank Judy R
Reviewed July 24, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Witness_inc
Reviewed July 23, 2016 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.

Thank Gillian H
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Tom M
December 6, 2017|
Response from Tom M |
They were in my pocket.
Natalie C
September 10, 2017|
Response from john w | Reviewed this property |
Hi no not reopened.. doesn't look like it will be till next summer.
August 29, 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