Efficiency of Rail Transportation

After carrying out some research surrounding different modes of transport and their effects on the environment, we have found some surprising results that we need to show you! As you may already know, a single train has the capability to transport a lot more people than a car or bus. However, the example below will give you a clearer idea of how much of a difference each transportation method has. Therefore sit back, and get ready for these statistics! 


So let’s say that you need to move 1000 people at once, and you could only use one method of transport, it would take on average 625 cars! 15 buses, and only 1 train! These numbers alone give you a great insight into how efficient traveling by rail actually is. Furthermore, they also give you a much better understanding of how environmentally friendly rail transport can be when compared to the other two transport methods. If you’re a little bit confused still as to why these statistics show their effect on the environment, don’t worry.

This is because one train compared to 625 cars will produce far less carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. Furthermore, studies show that the greenhouse effect of gas emissions per kilometre on railways is 80% less than cars and buses. This means that if more people choose to use trains as their main method of transportation, fewer greenhouse gases are released which will cause a detrimental impact on global warming as fewer Co2 emissions from cars are entering the atmosphere.  Overall, trains are the way forward for a cleaner future. This is why the Government is trying to gently push society to use trains as their main mode of transport in order to fight against global warming. One major example which plays a big part in this strategy is the HS2 project, which you can find out more about in our previous blog, which goes further in-depth around the government’s aims with this project.

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