Rail Freight Greenhouse Gas Calculator

The Railway Association of Canada, in association with our Class 1 and shortline member-railways, is dedicated to moving freight in an environmentally sustainable manner.

A train can move a tonne of freight 215 kilometres on a single litre of fuel*. When you ship your freight in a fuel-efficient way, you reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with your shipment, which helps ensure a cleaner environment.

Each year Canada's railways move two-thirds of all freight by volume, yet are responsible for less than 4 per cent of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. To see the difference that you can make by shipping your freight with rail, we invite you to use the Railway Association of Canada's Rail Freight Greenhouse Gas Calculator, presented below.

Unit of Measurement:        
(Tonnes/Tons)
(Kilometers/Miles)
Estimate this distance

(Kilometers/Miles)


Click here for Methodology (PDF 22KB)


 

Media Contact:
Alex Paterson
Public Affairs Coordinator
Telephone: (613) 564-8111
alexp@railcan.ca


To see the difference that you can make by shipping your freight with rail, we invite you to use the RAC's Rail Freight Greenhouse Gas Calculator, click here.


To learn more about LEM Program, click here.

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