Suburban electrification of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway
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The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) was involved in the development of railway electrification of Britain. Like the LNER and the SR the LMS took over several schemes that had been developed by its constituent companies and also completed some of its own. All were suburban lines, in London, Liverpool and Manchester, and were usually steam lines converted to electric traction. Each service is listed below, showing dates of opening and the railway responsible for its conversion.
Fourth rail, route length in 1927 was 40.2 miles (64.3 km).
- Whitechapel - Upminster, used by District Railway and opened in sections as follows:
- 1914 Willesden Junction - Earl's Court
- 1916 Broad Street - Kew Bridge - Richmond
- Euston / Broad Street - Watford Junction, opened in sections as follows:
630 V DC third rail.
- Liverpool Exchange - Southport - Crossens and Ormskirk. Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR)
- 1938 Birkenhead Park - West Kirby and New Brighton: the Wirral Railway/Mersey Railway.