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Volk’s Electric Railway by Mark Jones


Volk’s Electric Railway (VER) is the oldest operating electric railway in the world.
It is a narrow gauge railway that runs along a length of the seafront of the English seaside resort of Brighton.
It was built by Magnus Volk, the first section being completed in August 1883.

Today the line runs between terminal stations at Aquarium (a short distance from the Palace Pier) and Black Rock (at Black
Rock, not far from Brighton Marina), with an intermediate station and depot at Paston Place (now known as Halfway). The
line has a 2 ft 8 1/2 in (825 mm) narrow gauge, is electrified at 110 V DC using a third rail, and is one mile long.

The timetable included simulates a Tuesday in 2014, The journey time is approximately 12 minutes, and trains run every 15
minutes from 10:15 to 17:15

This route and timetable was written in under 24 hours (a record perhaps?)

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