CO2 (in grams) emitted per metric tonne of freight per km of transportation


Rail travel releases between 3-10 times less carbon dioxide than driving or flying.

Using a 3-5 meter wide strip of land…

fast_facts_2 transports 50,000 passengers per hour.

fast_facts_3 transports 9,000 passengers per hour.

fast_facts_4 transports 2,000 passengers per hour.

1,000,000,000 people do not have access to an all-weather road.

Sources: International Union of Railways; IFC; and “Ticket to the Future,” UITP.