Calculator for CO2 emissions from trains, comparing with alternative forms of transportation (as plane, bus, conventional and electrical cars).
Online CO2 calculator for travel by train
By filling in the required information, the calculator below can be used to estimate the CO2 emissions from your travels by train. Additionally, it compares with emissions from alternative ways of travel.
A few words about the assumptions for the calculator:
The CO2 emissions are strongly dependent on the energy source of the trains. We have used four different classes: Diesel: No electric power Low CO2 el: Mainly non-emission electric power (hydroelectric, sun, wind etc) Medium CO2 el: An even blend of non-emission electric power and power from power plants fired with hydrocarbons (gass, oil or coal) High CO2 el: Mainly power from hydrocarbon fired power plants
In comparison with alternative ways of travel, the efficiency regard to distance is set to be: Train: 1 (reference) Bus: 0.95 km/km train Car: 0.92 km/km train Plane: 0.75 km/km train (The difference is due to more straight driving lines for cars and planes)
Electrical cars are assumed to have the same electricity source as the trains on electrical power. Diesel trains are compared with electrical cars using Medium CO2 el.
Online calculator, figures and tables showing density and specific weight of carbon dioxide, CO2, at temperatures ranging from -50 to 775 °C (-50 to 1400 °F) at atmospheric and higher pressure - Imperial and SI Units.
The Engineering ToolBox (2017). CO2 Calculator - Emissions from Trains. [online] Available at: https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/CO2-emissions-transport-car-plane-train-bus-d_2000.html [Accessed Day Month Year].