Under the CLEAR programme, RSSB has established new emission factors for rail. The work helps to improve our understanding by providing an updated and more accurate picture on the emissions rates of different train types. The new data has been incorporated into the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) and London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (LAEI).
As part of the T1186 project, an online mapping tool has been developed visualising the emissions across the GB rail network, incorporating the updated emission factors from T1187 as well as the latest rail activity data available from Network Rail live data feeds.
Initial trials of dispersion modelling software have also been carried out to understand the impact of emissions from rail on local air quality.
Rail Emissions and Air Quality Mapping
Fleet-Wide Assessment of Rail Emissions Factors
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CLEAR - Rail air quality mapping (T1186) - Research to produce a rail-specific mapping tool, with an up-to-date picture and improved resolution, of rail emissions across the GB rail network.
CLEAR: Fleet wide assessment of rail emissions factors (T1187) – Research to assess the national and local impact of rail on air quality more accurately.
National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) - The NAEI compiles estimates of emissions to the atmosphere from UK sources such as cars, trucks, power stations and industrial plant.
London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (LAEI) - The LAEI is the key tool for air quality analysis and policy development in London.