transport, passenger train, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

Categories:
ISIC4 categories:
H:Transportation and storage/49:Land transport and transport via pipelines/491:Transport via railways/4911:Passenger rail transport, interurban
Location:
DE - Germany
Reference year: 2000 - 2008
Description

Location: DE - Germany
The dataset represents the entire transport life cycle of a passenger train in Germany. Data of the energy use and operation emissions for the operation of average trains in Germany (regional trains, S-Bahn, long distance-trains), the data has been determined top down by International Rail Statistics. Particulate emissions due to abrasion of rail tracks, wheels, brakes and overhead contact line is included according to Swiss situation. Emission of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) occurring during conversion at traction substations are accounted for.
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.

Technology

Demand factors of various transport components required to fulfill the functional unit of one pkm. In order to account for the fact that the same rail tracks are used for both passenger and goods transportation are applied allocation factors. For the energy use and operation emissions data, all technologies are included, the train is operated with the country electricity mix.

Process type
Unit
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
NONE
Format
ECOSPOLD2
Aggregation type
NOT_APPLICABLE
Data provider
ecoinvent
Review status
External
Cost
For sale
License

ecoinvent EULA

Contact
support@ecoinvent.org