Trains: Carbon Dioxide

Department for Transport written question – answered on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much carbon dioxide is emitted annually by diesel-only trains in the UK.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Data from train and freight operating companies indicate that diesel train traction in Great Britain created 1,848 kilotonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) in the last financial year (2018-2019). This figure includes bi-mode diesel trains, as well as diesel-only trains.

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