Volks Electric Railway

Address: Madeira Drive, Brighton, England

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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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Sightseeing
  • Chilling out
  • History