Halfway Station & Workshop

Halfway Station is located next to Peter Pan’s Playground. The Playground has accessible toilets and an open air cafe. The Workshop is next to Halfway Station and also contains a viewing gallery, allowing visitors the chance to see maintenance being carried out on the train carriages. You will also find information about the history of the Railway, an interactive model and activities for children.

Halfway Station is close to Peter Pan’s Playground and outdoor cafe, where you can buy tickets for the Railway. Yellowave Beach Sports and Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf are also nearby.

After a successful opening in 1883, Volk’s quickly sought to extend his Railway and the Halfway Station was opened just a year later. It was originally known as ‘Paston Place Station’, or ‘Peter Pan’s Playground Station’. Magnus Volk established his office here and it became the location of great activity, with the car shed and workshop sited here too. This activity continues at the site, and it is now possible to visit the current Workshop next to Halfway Station. If you look over the road, you can still see Magnus Volk’s office, which is used by the Volk’s Railway team today.

Volk's Railway, Brighton, 1930s.
Volk’s Railway, Brighton, 1930s. Image © Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove.


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