Can high speed rail offset its embedded emissions?
2012 (English)In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, ISSN 1361-9209, Vol. 17, no 1, 1-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper analyzes the climate implications of investments in high speed railway lines given uncertainty in future transport demand, technology and power production. To capture the uncertainty of estimated parameters, distributions for the annual traffic emissions reduction required to compensate for the embedded emissions from the construction of infrastructure are calculated using Monte Carlo simulation. In order to balance the annualized emissions from the railway construction, traffic volumes of more than 10 million annual one-way trips are usually required. Most of the traffic diverted from other modes must come from aviation and the project cannot involve the extensive use of tunnels.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 17, no 1, 1-7 p.
High-speed rail, Embedded emissions, Infrastructure investment, Monte Carlo simulation
Transport Systems and Logistics Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-63242DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2011.09.006ISI: 000297902100001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80655144921OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-63242DiVA: diva2:484482
FunderTrenOp, Transport Research Environment with Novel Perspectives
QC 201201272012-01-272012-01-232012-10-10Bibliographically approved