Railways: Carbon Emissions
Charles Hendry (Shadow Minister, Energy and Climate Change; Wealden, Conservative)
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from the operations of each rail franchise in the most recent period for which figures are available.
Chris Mole (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport; Ipswich, Labour)
In 2007-08, the most recent year for which figures are available, the rail industry reported combined freight and passenger traction carbon emissions of 3.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide. Of this 2.7 million tonnes relates to passenger operations. This information is found in Rolling National Rail Trends 2008-09 on the Office of Rail Regulation website at: