Welcome to Volk's Electric Railway
the official site of the Volk's Electric Railway Association
The railway is now closed for the winter and will reopen next Easter............. .........Check out the new webcam image of Aquarium Station........................Build your own Volk's Car, see Models link for details........Details of our popular winter talks programme are on the News Page...........

The Railway is now closed until Easter 2014

Magnus Volk at his desk
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.
This website has been designed to give you a flavour of this unique narrow gauge railway from its earliest days to the present time. There are sections on its history, the vintage electric railcars, the route, stations, news, events and much more.
If you enjoy your visit to the website then you should definitely try to visit the railway - and join VERA.

This website has no connection with either Brighton & Hove City Council or the management of Volk’s Electric Railway. Any views expressed within the pages of this website are therefore not attributable to either of these groups unless stated otherwise. For further information about this site please contact the webmaster.