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Title: Comparative analysis in terms of environmental impact assessment between railway and air passenger transport operation: a case study

Authors: Vladislav Zitrický; Vladimír Ľupták; Ondrej Stopka; Mária Stopková

Addresses: Department of Railway Transport, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Žilina, Univerzitná 8215/1, 010-26, Žilina, Slovak Republic ' Department of Transport and Logistics, Faculty of Technology, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Okružní 517/10, 370-01, České Budějovice, Czech Republic ' Department of Transport and Logistics, Faculty of Technology, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Okružní 517/10, 370-01, České Budějovice, Czech Republic ' Department of Transport and Logistics, Faculty of Technology, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Okružní 517/10, 370-01, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Abstract: These days, the burden of transport operation on environment means major issue, above all in terms of vehicles' energy consumption and emission gases' production which cause serious global problems. This manuscript is focused on particular investigation concerning emission gases' production between chosen modes of transport. Specifically, railway passenger transport and air passenger transport are considered. Introductory sections of the manuscript consist of clarifying relevant concepts, elaborating a literature review in a given context and presenting methodological guideline details in regard to quantify the amount of greenhouse gases emissions as well as energy consumption. Thereafter, the most important paper sections follow which include compiling the particular research study within a discussed topic with a purpose to quantify and compare an environmental burden (impact) of railway passenger and air passenger means of transport operation, outcomes achieved assessment, as well as related discussion.

Keywords: railway transport; air transport; energy consumption; EN 16258: 2012; greenhouse gas emissions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSA.2020.108088

International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, 2020 Vol.6 No.1, pp.21 - 35

Received: 17 Aug 2019
Accepted: 08 Nov 2019

Published online: 26 Jun 2020 *

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