Historic Volk’s Railway in Brighton Scoops Top Railway Award

Image credit: Brighton and Hove City Council

Brighton’s beloved seafront attraction, the Volk’s Railway, has been crowned “Railway of the Year” at the prestigious Heritage Railway Association ceremony. This accolade is a testament to the enduring charm and historical significance of the world’s oldest operating electric railway.

The Volk’s Railway, a gem in Brighton’s crown, beat out 200 other contenders across the UK to clinch this honour. This achievement is a fitting tribute to the railway’s rich history and the dedicated staff and volunteers who tirelessly work to keep it running smoothly.

Councillor Alan Robins, chairman of the city council’s culture, heritage, sport, tourism and economic development committee, expressed his delight at the win. “The Volk’s Railway is a truly unique and important part of Brighton and Hove’s heritage and a much-loved attraction for residents and visitors alike,” he said. “This win is fantastic news and a fitting tribute to the staff and volunteers who work so hard to keep the railway running.”

Since its inception, the Volk’s Railway has been a symbol of Brighton’s innovative spirit and commitment to preserving its heritage. It continues to be a popular attraction for both locals and tourists, offering a unique glimpse into the city’s past while providing a fun and eco-friendly way to explore the scenic seafront.

This award is a testament to Brighton’s commitment to preserving its historical landmarks and ensuring they remain relevant and accessible for future generations. It’s a proud moment for the city and a reminder of the rich tapestry of history that makes Brighton such a vibrant and unique place to live and visit.

So, next time you’re in Brighton, why not take a ride on the award-winning Volk’s Railway? It’s not just a journey along the seafront; it’s a journey through time.


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