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Volks Electric Railway

Brighton, East Sussex, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for 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.

Facilities

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

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

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

Contact

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

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

The Volks Railway opens every year from Easter to the end of September, trains run every day until the end of the season weather permitting. Trains start at 10.15am (except Monday and Fridays when they start at 11.15am). Trains run every 15 minutes af

Pricing

From 70p to £3 singles, fares depend on journey length and age so if you're counting pennies check ahead with your journey plan in mind! Family saver tickets available with advance booking.

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