Environmental Benefits of Rail

Increased use of rail is one of the means by which your organisation can reduce its transport related carbon emissions and improve its overall corporate sustainability credentials.

The logistics and transport components of your business are large contributors to your company’s overall fuel use, electricity use and carbon emissions – it’s not only environmentally sensible but financially smart to use a mode that reduces this output.

Rail is the best performing land transport mode for large volumes of freight and is three times more fuel efficient and produces three times less carbon than road.

Put another way, just one freight train replacing over 100 B Double trucks carrying freight between Melbourne and Brisbane reduces carbon emissions by the same amount as an average household family going without electricity for more than 40 years.

A shift to rail will also ease road congestion, reduce wear and tear on our roads and improve fuel security.

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