The rail trip model calculates the carbon footprint of a passenger's train travel. It's designed to integrate with Internet-connected systems in the travel industry or any business travel data application. Using authoritative government and rail industry data on intercity rail, commuter trains, light rail, and subway systems, it processes your information about distance, duration, and mode to compute your train trip's greenhouse gas emissions.
You can use a working application of the rail trip model inside our personal carbon profiler.
Impact scope The rail trip emission estimate is the anthropogenic emissions per passenger from rail fuel combustion. It includes includes CO2 emissions from direct fuel combustion and indirect fuel combustion to generate purchased electricity. Narrative methodology statement