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Use of the Railroad as a regular mode of transport is very important for the sustainability of our society. Private vehicles usually have a very low occupancy and the capacity of today’s trains allows for a more optimal and sustainable transport.

The Lleida – La Pobla de Segur Line is an extraordinary case for its geographical complexity. This Line uses the latest generation trains which have a high passenger capacity and work with diesel traction.

This section shows the current results of using this type of train compared with private vehicles. It has taken into account that each utility vehicle can carry up to 5 people and that FGC trains can carry up to 201 people.

Comparison between a 5-seat private vehicle and a 201-seat train.

5
201

The use of diesel as a fuel implies a very similar impact between a car and a train. The key to more sustainable mobility is to increase the use of the train and minimise the use of the private vehicle.

1 Calculation realised using data from the Ecoinvent database for a 5-seat vehicle applying the IPCC calculation method.

2 ECalculation realised using data from the Ecoinvent database for a 201-seat train applying the IPCC calculation method.

62,40 g of
CO2 equivalent
per km1
51,92 g of
CO2 equivalent
per km2

A train can carry up to 201 people, the same as 40 private vehicles3.

The Lleida - la Pobla de Segur line avoids the use of 610 vehicles every day.

3 Taking into account the maximum capacity a standard utility vehicle can have.

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x40

Traveling by train is cheaper than driving and maintaining a private vehicle.

6,03
amb cotxe6
Lleida4
Balaguer
5,05
d'estalvi
0,98
amb FGC
Lleida4
2,73
by car6
1,75
saving
0,98
with FGC
Vilanova de la Barca
Lleida5
20,48
by car6
18,96
saving
1,53
with FGC
La Pobla de Segur
14,08
amb cotxe6
Lleida5
La Pobla de Segur
18,96
d'estalvi
1,53
amb FGC

4 Lleida - La Pobla de Segur line (11,82 km): from Lleida to Vilanova de la Barca

5 Lleida - La Pobla de Segur line (88,69 km): from Lleida to La Pobla de Segur

6 Pla Desplaçaments d'Empresa, ATM 2017

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