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A Study for the Measurement of Environmental Impact Resulting From Railway Construction

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Yasutomo Morita

Institution for Transport Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan

Kenji Shimizu

Japan International Transport Institute, Tokyo, Japan

Hirokazu Kato, Naoki Shibahara

Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Toshihiro Yamasaki

Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency, Tokyo, Japan

Paper No. JRC2011-56006, pp. 453-459; 7 pages
  • 2011 Joint Rail Conference
  • 2011 Joint Rail Conference
  • Pueblo, Colorado, USA, March 16–18, 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5459-4 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3893-8
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


This study shows how to measure CO2 emissions caused by railways during its life span from construction to disposal. It is now a common global concern that CO2 reduction is vital for conserving the global environment. Amidst this growing awareness, rail transport has attracted significant attention as an environmentally-friendly transportation mode due to its low emission of CO2 gas. But in many studies the amount of CO2 is calculated only during operation and doesn’t include emissions during the phase of construction of related infrastructure and rolling stocks. Rail transport can not be a truly environmentally-friendly transportation mode if it isn’t proven to emit less gases compared with other modes during a modes whole life cycle. In this paper, we introduce the method to calculate CO2 emission from the construction of infrastructure with the application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and the result of a case study.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME



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