Category Archives: Volks Electric Railway

Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museums

Its been a while since we last had a summary of which heritage lines are operating following the continued easing of lockdown restrictions so here we go again! This summary only gives details of those museums/heritage lines which have reopened. … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Photos both old and new are included in our latest main site update:

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MER and VER resume operation as Seaton increases services

As expected Saturday 25th July saw the return to service of both the Manx Electric Railway and Volk’s Electric Railway whilst down in Devon there was a increase in services to a 20 minute frequency.

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Volk’s Electric Railway to resume operation this weekend

The latest heritage line to announce a returning to running is Brighton’s Volk’s Electric Railway and its very soon – Saturday 25th July! The now expected changes to operating procedures will also be in evidence on the line, which runs … Continue reading

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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Crich and VERA recognised at HRA Awards

The annual Heritage Railway Awards took place in Birmingham on Saturday 8th February and two systems we regularly features on these pages were recognised – both the Crich Tramway Village and the Volk’s Electric Railway Association. and amongst the nominees … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Volk’s Electric Railway – December 2018

This latest video comes from Brighton as we take a look at the Volk’s Electric Railway, the unique electric railway which runs along the seafront in the south coast resort between the Aquarium and Black Rock. Filmed in December 2018 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway closes the season with three car service

For the first time in over 25 years the Volk’s Electric Railway operated a public three car service on Sunday 3rd November, a day which also marked the last day of the regular operating season for the year (although there … Continue reading

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Three car service to run on Volk’s Electric Railway to end the season

For the first time in over 25 years the Volk’s Electric Railway will be running a three car service on Sunday 3rd November, subject to the usual weather constraints. The standard service on the line along Brighton seafront sees two … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway in operation

Riding on open cars during the summer along the seafront – what’s not to like (unless of course its raining!) One of the seaside lines we feature on these pages is the unique Volk’s Electric Railway which runs along the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway in August 2018

Another throwback article as we take a look at the Volk’s Electric Railway with photos taken during the first days of August 2018. During Stuart Cooke’s visit the service was being operated by two single cars, both of which were … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway does run!

After your Editor’s aborted attempt to have a ride on the Volk’s Electric Railway at the start of May here is proof that the line does actually operate with a selection of photos taken at on Saturday 18th May. A … Continue reading

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In Pictures: No service for the Volk’s Electric Railway on a Bank Holiday Monday

Bank Holidays, a day when the Great British public like to do something with family, maybe head off to the coast to see what’s on offer. For those heading to Brighton it may include a walk down the pier, a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 2019 season begins on the Volk’s Electric Railway

The latest line to re-open for the 2019 season is that in Brighton on the Volk’s Electric Railway. Whilst the first passengers were carried on Wednesday 10th April the official first day of the season was Saturday 13th April with … Continue reading

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Volk’s Electric Railway late running dates announced

With the Volk’s Electric Railway back running for another season dates have now been announced for the popular Late Running evenings operated by members of the Volk’s Electric Railway Association. There will be seven evenings with extra trains running after … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre

Part of the Saving Volk’s project was the creation of a new visitor centre for the line to give a bit of background behind the history of the longstanding railway which runs along Brighton seafront. In this pictorial we take … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another small gallery of photos for you this week:

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VER car 6 finally enters service

It may have returned to Brighton way back on 14th February but after a period of testing found a number of adjustments were required Volk’s Electric Railway car 6 finally returned to service on Thursday 4th October, bolstering the operating … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway 6 out on test

The next car to return to service on the Volk’s Electric Railway looks set to be no. 6 which is now undergoing final test running before it being commissioned for public use once again. As we reported recently 6 has … Continue reading

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Volk’s Electric Railway 6 & 10 prepared to return

The second and third of the three Volk’s Electric Railway cars which were overhauled by Alan Keef Ltd in Ross on Wye are currently being prepared for a return to service with both hoped to be back in use in … Continue reading

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