The railway is now CLOSED to allow Heritage Lottery works to take place. We hope to be open again with exciting new buildings in late summer 2017.
Volk’s Electric Railway normally opens each year shortly before, or at Easter but next year will different. We will let you know.
Trains start at 10.15am except on Mondays and Fridays when they start at 11.15am. Trains run every 15 minutes after starting, at half past, quarter to, on the hour and quarter past until the last train of the day. Last trains are at 5pm Monday to Friday and at 6pm on weekends and bank holidays. Train times are the starting times from the end stations, Aquarium Station and Black Rock (Marina) Station. A journey from Aquarium Station to Black Rock (Marina) Station takes about 12 minutes in total. Allow 30 minutes for a return journey.
Fares for 2017 will be announced later
Trains may be boarded at any station. Journeys from Halfway to Aquarium and Black Rock to Aquarium are the same as for the reverse journey shown in the fare chart.
Single: Aquarium To Halfway
Adult Ticket – £0.00 Child Ticket (3- 14) – £0.00
Single: Aquarium to Black Rock for Marina
Adult Ticket – £0.00 Child Ticket (3-14) – £0.00 Senior Ticket (over 60) – £0.00Family Ticket – £0.00
Return: Aquarium to Black Rock for Marina
Adult Ticket – £0.00 Child Ticket (3-14) – £0.00 Senior Ticket (over 60) – £0.00 Family Ticket – £0.00
FAMILY SAVER TICKET 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 – £0.00 (a saving of £2.50) VERA MEMBERS – £0.00 (on presentation of valid membership card) GROUP RATES AND SCHOOLS – Available for pre-booked parties of 10 or more. Adult return £0.00, child return £0.00, child return + illustrated talk £0.00 COMBINED TICKETS – Special combined event tickets may be available, see station notices
The stations are all accessible by wheelchair and pushchair. Wheelchairs and pushchairs must be folded to fit on the trains or they can be left on the platform at Aquarium Station (at owner risk). Public toilets with disabled facilities are close to each station. There are also toilets in the children’s playground at Paston Place, near Halfway Station. Coach and car parking spaces are available near the Black Rock (Marina) Station along Madeira Drive.