Calculate your commuter carbon footprint

Posted: Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Calculate your commuter carbon footprintA CityRail train is one of the most energy-efficient ways to get around Greater Sydney. And now you can see just how much more efficient, with our new carbon calculator.

We've launched the carbon calculator as one of our 2010 Customer Charter commitments and is just one of the ways CityRail is helping the environment.

The carbon calculator is fully integrated with our existing driving cost calculator, launched in 2006. Just enter your origin and destination stations and we'll calculate the amount of carbon dioxide emitted travelling the same distance by train or various sizes of car.

Take the train and you could cut your travel-related emissions significantly. For instance, leaving your medium-sized car at home and travelling from Parramatta to Town Hall by train would result in a 1585kg reduction in emissions over the course of a working year. That's the equivalent of running a plasma TV for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year or the equivalent of 31,700 balloons full of carbon pollution.

Environment consultants GHD Pty Ltd were commissioned to undertake a third party verification of the methodology and emissions calculation underpinning the carbon calculator. The calculator compares scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions associated with point to point CityRail journeys and to compare the emissions against car travel.

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