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Vehicle type

Annual performance [km]

Years in operation

[EFH 2002] [BTS 2002] [INFRAS 1999a] [INFRAS 1999a] [EHINGER et al. 2000] [BÜTTNER & HEYN 1999]

Locomotive Locomotive Locomotive ICE 2 ICE ICE



450’000 500’000


The life-time primary energy savings are higher for high speed trains (104 GJ) compared to average passenger trains with 83 GJ. This results from the higher life- time performance of the high speed trains.

15 IFEU 2003

Normal passenger trains have a lower annual and daily performance, but in some cases a higher life-time. The long term average age of Amtrak vehicles in the U.S. is about 13 years for locomotives and 21 years for rail cars ([BTS 2001]). A realistic esti- mate of up to 30 years life-time for locomotives and about 40 years for rail cars can be concluded from this data as well. An allocation of the annual Amtrak train km to the number of locomotives available for service results in an annual performance of over 200’000km and thus over 6 million km life-time performance ([BTS 2001]). Railway as- sociations in state a life-time performance of about 8’000’000 km for the most common locomotives [EFH 2002], while [INFRAS 1999a] even uses a value of 9.6 Mio. km. The life-time performance of long distance passenger trains seems to be higher in Europe due to a busier railway system. Since passenger rail transport is most important in Europe a conservative European value of 8’000’000 km for the life-time performance is used for exemplification.

Tab. 23: Performance of short distance trains

Life-time performance [Mio. km]

8 6 9.6 15

Relative energy savings [%/10%]

3.2 320

Specific final energy savings (kJ/ (100 km*100 kg))

Life-time performance (km) Life-time final energy savings (MJ) Life-time primary energy savings (MJ) Life-time CO2 savings (t) Source: IFEU 2002 from various sources

15’000’000 48’000 100’000 5.7

IFEU 2003

Tab. 24: Overview of data for exemplification of long distance passenger trains

8’000’000 32’000 70’000 3.8

4 400

Specific final energy consumption [kJ/gross t-km]

High speed train (ICE)

Normal passenger train

100 100

Energy savings by light-weighting

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