Volks Electric Railway | Day Out With The Kids

Volks Electric Railway

Brighton, East Sussex, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

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.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Volks Electric Railway's website
01273 292718

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

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