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Volk’s Electric Railway

Open Now: 10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
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285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN, England
+44 1273 292718
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little trip from the seafront at the pier up to the marina. The train moves slow so you get to enjoy the views of the beach on your way up and back. It's a little expensive but it definitely saves your feet if you...More

Thank Lulu026
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After long day we took train from Brighton back to Marina at cost of about £7.50 ish for 2. Staff very friendly and nice to look round waiting area at history of railway. Journey was great, with good view of seafront and its novel way...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The railway is fun and the history of it is fascinating. The second of the two stops is in the middle of the nudist beach.

1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year this "oldest" electric Railway was being upgraded, This year it was in full working order. Around a mile there.. and back, this was a really cool way to spend 30minutes or so.. The beach is one side & promenade the other ..The staff...More

1  Thank Ladytrance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to get from the Marina to the Pier for a tired family after a long day out. Thanks for being dog friendly.

Thank Ainsley B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re driving to Brighton its much cheaper to park down near the Marina. It free for three hours at the Marina or about £6 for most of the next to the station. The train ride cost under £20 for 5 of us which was...More

1  Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice way to get from the Marina (Black Rock) to the pier this is much improved, although the station at BR is not that customer friendly still but follow the signs and you will find the small ticket window. Watch out for the train shed...More

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the slow ride to the pier, sitting just behind the driver. Very friendly staff. The new visitor centre tells interesting information on the history of the railway.

Thank ppn42
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With a new station at the pier end this this old electric train is getting much better. It does not really cater for disabled people but they try their best. For parking try at the black rock/marina end., otherwise it will cost £15 for two...More

Thank Geoff K
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Loved it. We were a big family party but easily accommodated. The staff were very welcoming and keep us amused on the brief journey.

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Phillip J
14 August 2018|
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Response from DAVIDMS20050 | Reviewed this property |
At the start of the railway at the Aquarium station . There is a ticket booth cafe and museum.
29 July 2018|
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Response from LesleyandClive | Reviewed this property |
Yes - dogs are allowed on the train (but not on the seats).
Debbie B
4 July 2018|
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Response from LesleyandClive | Reviewed this property |
There was an accessible carriage on the train we used, with a ramp and room for a wheelchair, the staff were very helpful.