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Volks Electric Railway

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

Opened in 1883,Volk's Electric Railway is the 'world's oldest operating electric railway'. The brainchild of inventor Magnus Volk the railway runs for just over a mile along Brighton seafront between Aquarium (for Brighton Pier) and Black Rock (for the Marina). The Half Way Station stop is close to Peter Pan's Playground and the Peter Pan's Adventure Golf (see our listings for full information).

The railway line along Brighton seafront is open to the public every year between Easter and September. Today the railway can carry up to eighty passengers along the beach for one and a quarter miles.

Public toilets with disabled facilities are at each station. There are also toilets in the children's playground at Paston Place, by Halfway Station.

Coach and car parking spaces are available near the Black Rock (Marina) Station along Madeira Drive.

The stations are all accessible by wheelchair. Wheelchairs must be folded to fit on the trains.

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Opening hours

Easter - 4th November
Monday 11:30 - 16:00
Tuesday to Sunday 10:30 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults from £3.70
Kids (3-15) from £2.20
Seniors from £2.50
Family from £9.20

Travel & Contact Information


285 Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1EN, England

Phone number

01273 292718



Click here to visit Volks Electric Railway's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Volks Electric Railway has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Volks Electric Railway has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Volks Electric Railway is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Volks Electric Railway have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Volks Electric Railway has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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