A version of the Class 416 was also built for the South Tyneside electrified network between Newcastle and South Shields, these differed by having greater luggage space with a larger guard's area, express ratio gearing  and a modified front end  to North Eastern Region requirements. When the Tyneside electrified network was "de-electrified" in the early 1960s these units were sent to join the other 416s in Southern Region.
|Number built:||256 (128 2-car units)|
|Engine:||2 English Electric EE507 traction motors (660-750v DC third rail)|
|Power:||500 hp (370 kW)|
|Formation:||Driving Motor Brake Standard (DMBS)+Driving Trailer Standard (DTS)
"Tyneside Units" had first class accommodation and ran as DMBS+
Driving Trailer Composite (DTC)
The Class 416 continued in service into the 1980s with a number refurbished as 416/3s and 416/4s. Withdrawals began in the mid-1980s beginning with the "Tyneside" units and all were withdrawn by 1995. Some driving trailers were also used to help form the Class 206 "Tadpole" DEMUs .
Five units have been preserved.
|"Tyneside" 5793 at the Electric Railway Museum|
|6307 at the Electric Railway Museum|
|Front view of 5793|
 Colin J Marsden, DMU and EMU Recognition Guide (Ian Allan, 2013) p. 320
 Brian Haresnape & Alec Swain, Third Rail DC Electric Multiple Units (Ian Allan, 1989) p. 34
 David Brown, Southern Electric Vol 2 (Capital Transport, 2010) p. 196
 Haresnape & Swain p. 38
 Brian Haresnape, Diesel Multiple Units: The Second Generation & DEMUs (Ian Allan, 1986) p. 36