Investigations into the Decarbonisation of Railways


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Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: SCI026000

Nature has deteriorated and climate change is inevitable. The environmental problems faced by the transport sector, especially the emissions of greenhouse gasses, are rising with shocking speed. Railway transport produces carbon emissions at all stages, from design and construction through operation and maintenance to recycling.

The author conducted a new investigation into the decarbonisation of the railway industry. There are many ways to decarbonise the railway industry, but the highest level in decarbonisation can be achieved through technological improvements, using renewable energy and reducing the volume of raw materials that is used by railways.

There is a need to balance on one hand the increase in decarbonisation but on the other hand not to further deteriorate the environment. With the right approach, the decarbonisation of railways will boost efficient use of natural resources, protect the environment, and support the growth of the economy based on low carbon technologies.

Table of Contents


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Chapter 1. Overview

Chapter 2. Literature Review

Chapter 3. Methodology

Chapter 4. The Advantages of Electrified Railways: An International Summary

Chapter 5. Case Study: Factors Affecting the Energy Consumption by High-Speed Railway

Chapter 6. Life Cycle Assessment

Chapter 7. Manufacturing of Rolling Stock

Chapter 8. Resource Efficiency

Chapter 9. New Technologies to Reach Zero Emissions in the Railway Industry

Chapter 10. Conclusion


Author’s ORCID iD

Inara Watson –

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