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DC Electric Multiple Units
Quite a number of dc powered units have, and still run in Great Britain. The South East is perhaps best known with LSWR and Southern Railway, later Southern Region units. However, other areas of the country also had dc powered EMU's.
Still in the London area, the LNWR built a new inner suburban commuter railway, known as the Camden-Watford New Line, energised by the dc third rail system.
In the North-West, the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway had a number of electric lines in the Liverpool and Manchester areas. Liverpool had not only the Liverpool Overhead Railway, but also the Mersey Railway. The latter ran trains from Liverpool to Birkenhead and was closely associated with the LMS, who also ran dc third rail services on the Wirral and in north Liverpool. Around Manchester were 1,500v dc overhead systems to Glossop and Hadfield on the Woodhead Route and the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham line.
Tyneside had an extensive third rail dc network at one time. These services and extensions are now part of the Tyne & Wear Metro using the overhead system.
Finally are the Battery Electric Multiple Units. Technically dc, as they use batteries, they ran the short lived Aberdeen-Ballater service.