UK & Ireland Heritage Railways

Railways by Name

Please select a letter.

Volk's Electric Railway

Railcar No 9 pictured eastbound approaching Half Way Station Volk's Electric Railway terminus at Aquarium

Location:

Length of Line:

Number of Stations:

Website:

Brighton

1 mile

3

www.volkselectricrailway.co.uk

Gauge:

Rail Experience Days:

Dining Trains:

2ft 8in

no

no

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). Although operated by Brighton & Hove City Council the railway has a dedicated supporters group, the Volk's Electric Railway Association (VERA) that provides active assistance to the railway's full time staff and a forum for the collection of Volk's artefacts and ephemera.