Passenger Rail Transport (Interurban)

NACE Macro-Sector: H - Transporting and storage

Level 2: H49

Level 3: H49.1

Level 4: H49.1.0

Passenger Rail Transport (Interurban)

Climate Change Mitigation

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.

Climate Change Adaptation

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