Facts and Figures
In 2006, 40 percent (3,062 miles (4,928 km)) of the British rail network was electrified, and 60 percent of all rail journeys were by electric traction (both by locomotives and multiple units). According to Network Rail, 66 percent of the electrified network uses the 25 kV AC overhead system, and 36 percent uses the 660/750 V DC third-rail system.
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