RAIL TRANSPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT

TRANSPORT FERROVIAIRE ET ENVIRONNEMENT

This article discusses the ecological effects of rail transport. These include energy consumption, land use, pollution, noise, and accident risk. A comparison is made between rail and both car and bus transport. An attempt is made to put a cost on the environmental effects of both road and rail passenger and freight transport modes. A case is argued for taking these environmental costs into account when planning future developments in railway infrastructure. A trans-european network of high speed railways is advocated. For the covering abstract see IRRD 863658.

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    United Nations

    Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
    30-43 Quai Andre Citroen
    Paris Cedex 15,   France  75739
  • Authors:
    • ELLWANGER, G
  • Publication Date: 1993

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 60-4
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00665070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0378-9993
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM