About this report
The 2017 edition of the Railway Handbook on Energy Consumption and CO2 emissions is the sixth publication of this series. As in previous editions, this handbook aims to provide the latest insights into the rail sector’s developments of transport activity, energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Part I of this handbook presents railway statistics related to the energy and CO2 emission performance of the transport sector. Whereas last year’s edition presented new statistics for the year 2013 only, this year’s edition adds new data for two consecutive years, meaning statistics for 2014 and 2015 are included. Part II of this handbook features an in-depth analysis of passenger rail services, with a focus on urban and high-speed rail.