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Carbon Footprint of High Speed Rail

Ed. no.1| November 2011
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Many carbon footprint tools such as the two UIC tools, EcoTransIT and EcoPassenger1, help costumers choose the most environmental friendly way of transport, which in most cases is rail. Until now, these calculation tools have considered only the operation phase and energy provision, not the infrastructure (track system, motorways, airports) nor the construction of rolling stock, cars and aeroplanes. So, the question remains: Does the picture change if we also consider the CO2-emission from the construction of vehicles, and from construction? This study attempts to answer this question, by providing a carbon footprint analysis of four new high speed rail lines: “LGV Mediterranée” from Valence to Marseille and “South Europe Atlantic-Project” in France from Tours to Bordeaux, the newly built line from Taipei to Kaohsiung in Taiwan and “Beijing–Tianjin” in China.





AuthorUIC - High Speed Department
ISBN978-2-7461-2616-9
Pages60
532E/PDF

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Langage
Anglais
Format
Téléchargeable
Edition
Ed. no.1
Date d'édition
01/11/2011
Date de publication
05/03/2012
Nombre de pages
60
Thème
High speed Sustainable development Grande Vitesse Développement durable
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532E/PDF
Tailler papier
21 x 29,7cm
Reference
532E