NACE Macro-Sector: H - Transporting and storage
Level 2: H49
Level 3: H49.1
Level 4: H49.1.0
Passenger Rail Transport (Interurban)
Metric and threshold:
• Zero direct emissions trains are eligible. • Other trains are eligible if direct emissions (TTW) are below 50g CO2e emissions per passenger kilometre (gCO2e/pkm) until 2025 (non-eligible thereafter) Brief rationale: Zero direct emissions rail (e.g. electric, hydrogen) is eligible because: • With the present energy mix, the overall emissions associated with zero direct emissions rail transport (i.e. electric or hydrogen) are among the lowest compared with other transport modes. • The generation of the energy carriers used by zero direct emissions transport is assumed to become low or zero carbon in the near future The threshold of 50 gCO2e/pkm until 2025 ensures that the carbon intensity remains similar to criteria for eligible road vehicles with low occupation factor (50 gCO2/vkm) and significantly lower than emissions for an average car in the current vehicle stock.