In 1925, Magnus Volk got the sanction of Brighton Council to run a regular service, during the holiday months, from Volk’s Railway Terminus at Black Rock up to the Downs at Woodingdean. The route was via Wilson Avenue, and along Warren Road to finish near to the Downs Hotel. There were two cars, which passed each other en route. The distance was about two miles and the single fare was 5d. The cars were registered CD 9455 and CD 9456. In this photograph the car is standing at the Downs terminus, the road (extreme right) being Falmer Road, then called Downs Road. Woodingdean was then remote from Brighton, with few attractions so the venture was nor very successful, and the service ran only for a year or two.
CD 9456 finished up as a snack bar outside Portslade Station.

Image Reference: JG_33_061.tif
Date: 1925
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 245x170
Place: Brighton
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