EVENING RUNNING 8th August 2021

Following on from the disappointment of the weather disrupted evening running on the 27th June, VERA will hopefully be operating three further evening services this year to raise money for projects associated with the railway. It was hoped that the first of these would have been on Sunday 25th July. Unfortunately due to a B&HCC…

VERA 30th SEPTEMBER WINTER MEETING

THE BLACKPOOL STORY….Part 3 Blay Whitby returns by popular demand to continue his history of Britain’s first electric street tramway – and the only first generation tramway to survive to the present. PLEASE NOTE. Our winter meeting on September 30th will be a little different as instead of being able to hold it in the…

ALL PLANS TO CELEBRATE VERA’S 25th ANNIVERSARY NOW CANCELLED

The 16th September 2020 marks the 25th year since VERA was formed in 1995. We had planned to have a range of events during the railway’s operating season but with the continuing Coronavirus crisis it seems unlikely that the current ‘lockdown’ instructions will be eased enough to justify going ahead.  The Committee has therefore reluctantly, decided…

VERA helps railway celebrate 135 years

Volk’s Electric Railway reached 135 years of age on Saturday 4th August 2018.  After postponing celebrations until after the Brighton Pride event on the same day, VERA hosted a small event on Saturday 11th August to not only mark the rejuvenated railway’s birthday but also to acknowledge the contribution made by VERA volunteers to keep the…

LATE RUNNING EVENINGS GET OFF TO A GOOD START

Sunday 24th April saw the first of the 2016 season ‘late running’ evenings when VERA takes over the operation of the railway outside of normal service hours.  The weather was bright and rather cold but a steady flow of passengers enjoyed the experience of riding on the railway up to 7.00pm.  The picture, taken by Les Kenward, shows…

BRIGHTON MUSEUM HOSTS HERITAGE LOTTERY PROJECT OPEN DAY 9th APRIL

On Saturday 9th April Brighton Museum will be hosting an ‘Open Day’ for the Volk’s Electric Railway Heritage Lottery Project.  This is a chance to see the final plans for the new Aquarium Station & Visitor Centre and new Workshop and Rolling Stock Depot before work starts in September 2016.   Members of the Project Design Team and…

NICK OWEN OPENS VOLK’S RAILWAY ON GOOD FRIDAY 25th MARCH 2016

The railway’s 133rd season was opened by journalist and television broadcaster Nicholas (Nick) Owen on Good Friday, 25th March 2016.  Standing in bright Spring sunshine, Nick praised the efforts of the dedicated staff and volunteers in ensuring that the railway continues to operate. He said that this year will be the last opportunity to see the…

HERITAGE LEARNING CONSORTIUM CHOSES MAGNUS VOLK FOR 2014 STUDY

Heritage Learning Brighton & Hove joins together heritage organisations across the city to offer schools a comprehensive choice of experiences for their pupils.  A Teachers Focus Group has been established representing 6 primary schools and on Wednesday 18th March they spent the day at Volk’s Electric Railway, together with representatives from Brighton Pavilion and Brighton Toy…