Analysis

Are the benefits of shifting short flights to rail overestimated?

Airplane journeys on average emit around 5 times more CO2 than a train journey

According to a report commissioned by five airline associations, the CO2 benefits of shifting short haul flights to rail are limited. The report aims to highlight the fact that the picture is far more complex than “simply shifting from one transport mode to another”. 

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Author: Esther Geerts

Former Editor RailTech.com

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