About the railway

Welcome to Volk's Electric Railway, the oldest continuously running, electric railway in the World.

Situated in the seaside town of Brighton, the Railway was constructed by inventor and son of a clockmaker, Magnus Volk, and first opened to the public in 1883.  The route runs for one mile along Brighton seafront, with three stations where passengers can alight.  Trains run frequently from March to October and for special events throughout the rest of the year.

Brighton & Hove Council National Lottery Funding Volks Electric Railway Association
Book Now