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ajanssens Oct 16, 2019 10:54 AM
Hi, To be able to inform travelers on the CO2 emissions of different types of transport modes, I am looking for data on the different public transport modes.
More specifically, the average CO2 emissions of a passenger train, bus, tram/metro.

There only seems to be data on passenger cars and the different transport modes, but 'road' for instance combines all transportation on road, thus passenger car, busses, trucks, ...

 As there do exist several guidelines published by governmental bodies, the data to support these guidelines seems not published anywhere online.

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EEA Oct 18, 2019 08:48 AM
Dear M. Janssens,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).

We unfortunately do not possess the information that you are looking for. We are currently reviewing our indicator in this respect (TERM027) but it won't be ready in a near future. We may suggest you to consult the following study commissioned by the European Commission - DG MOVE that provides some information on modes of urban transport. However, please note that the assumptions about the CO2 intensity of electricity and occupancy are possibly outdated and it is thus up to your own judgement if you want to use it.

Biedka, M., et al., 2017, Study on urban mobility — assessing and improving the accessibility of urban areas. Annex 3: Task 3 report — Relative efficiency of urban passenger transport modes. Study by Ricardo Energy & Environment and TRT for the European Commission, DG MOVE, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

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