Case study: Electrification Embodied Carbon Savings
Five major railway upgrade projects used the RSSB Rail Carbon Tool to model the potential carbon impacts of electrification upgrade options. The projects were at varying stages of design, with two in the process of being constructed and two considering electrification. Since the assessments were conducted, some of these electrification upgrades are no longer being considered. The results from these assessments show how carbon emissions can be lowered through design changes and innovation. Recommendations on how to make assessments of electrification projects more accurate in the future are also explored.