Volks Electric Railway

Price guide: Budget

Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex

Price guide: Budget

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Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Chilling out, Great views / scenery, History, Relaxation, Sightseeing

Expert review of Volks Electric Railway

This cute little seaside train is a must for vintage railway buffs.

This is an electric railway, so Thomas the Tank Engine fans hoping for a little hooting, puffing and chuffing will be disappointed. But it’s not just any old electric railway -it’s the oldest narrow gauge electric railway in Britain, dating back to 1883.

A mile and a quarter in length, the line runs along Kemptown beach and has three stops: Aquarium (near Brighton Pier), Halfway (downhill from Paston Place) and Black Rock (near Brighton Marina). In summer, a train leaves each end every 15 minutes. Transport nuts of all ages adore it.

Price advice: 

An adult single ticket costs £1.80, and return £2.80.

Expert tips: 
Brighton and Hove residents can buy a single for £1 on the first Saturday of the month.

More information on Volks Electric Railway:

Price guide:
Beach, Tour
Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex
Months open:
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Opening times:
Mon 10.15am-5pm, Tue 11.15am-5pm, Wed-Thu 10.15am-5pm, Fri 11.15am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10.15am-6pm.

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