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Volk’s Electric Railway

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Address: 285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN, England
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A piece of railway history

This is a delightful piece of history as it is the first electric railway in the world. Now operated by Brighton Council, the line runs along the front at Brighton to the... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a delightful piece of history as it is the first electric railway in the world. Now operated by Brighton Council, the line runs along the front at Brighton to the Marina. At under £4 return for an adult, I think this offers really good value, and avoids the rather long walk from central Brighton to the Marina which... More 

Thank leighb2000
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were so happy to see that the Volks railway was still running and being maintained. We loved the trip, took us back to when we were younger.

Thank Babs_Lurhman
London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We came upon this adorable train by chance. We had just finished a game of crazy golf and was going to walk towards the Marina so this was an excellent alternative to walking! We bought a family return ticket for £9.70 which I think is reasonable as I'm sure the rail tracks need maintenance. Running from Aquarium station to Black... More 

Thank FeedMe79
East London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We took the train from the marina to the pier. Not bad value £2.90. Very rickety, but that's part of the fun! At the half-way point, they crammed in more people and everyone was very uncomfortable.

1 Thank Sandrobear
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Travelled on the railway rather than walk back to the marina area where we were staying. The journey is short but scenic as it's next to the beach and the promenade. Good to say you have been on the oldest electric railway. Friendly staff and reasonable price to help maintain the trains and track. Worth a visit when in Brighton.

1 Thank Calamero
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A nice little train but doesn't go all the way to the marina. A bit expensive really if you think for about the same price you can go all the way up the Great Orme in Llandudno on two trams and it is actually cheaper to get a taxi to the Marina!

1 Thank 323DavidS323
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Take the handy 12 minute train journey back from the Marina to the pier to take the weight off your feet. Take dogs too as long as not wet/sandy and can travel at your feet. Railway closes for 4th September for repairs

1 Thank JHugHerts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Unique and lovely form of transport from town centre to Marinas. Rattle and rock pleasure . We really enjoy this return trip

Thank Aneta J
Sutton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 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
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 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 the corner of Asda's car park and through a rather grubby tunnel. Worth the trouble... More 

Thank jenesaisfckall

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