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Comparison between a car taking 1,1 people on average and a train taking 166 people on average.

1,1
166

FGC has taken on the challenge of operating with 100% green and certified energy. FGC only consumes energy from renewable sources.

The passenger trains of the Metropolitan Lines are 100% electric traction CO2. By contrast, all vehicles with combustion engines are direct generators of polluting gases that cause climate change.

1 Prepared in-house using data from the Ecoinvent database applying the average occupancy per vehicle and trip in Catalonia and the IPCC calculation method.

2 According to FGC’s energy provider mix (CNMC factor, 2018)

281,08 g of
CO2 equivalent
per km and user 1
0,00 g of
CO2 equivalent
per km and user 2

Some of the most harmful pollutants for our health are nitrogen oxides (NOx) ) and particulate matter (PM2,5) emitted by combustion engine vehicles. The train does not emit these types of contaminants and contributes to the direct improvement of our health.

PTo get an idea of what these savings mean: using the train to improve air quality helps avoid the emission of 311.000.000 tn particulate matter (PM2,5) throughout the year.

An analysis has been conducted of the train using certified energy on the basis of the Ecoinvent process and the certified energy process in the database itself. The process includes information about the energy used (production and consumption of certified energy), train maintenance, the proportional part of the building of the line and the proportional part of the building of the train.

The data are neither from Catalonia nor from Spain. As this is not available at either Catalan or Spanish level, the nearest Ecoinvent database for geography most similar to our own (Switzerland) was taken.

The results obtained were the following:

  • - NOx: 0.028 g NOx per km per person.
  • - PM2.5: 0.019 g PM2.5 per km per person.

 

NOx – Ozone formation, Terrestrial ecosystems (kg NOx eq)

  • - 76% of the impact comes from the building of the railway line (48.4% of the total is due to the production of the steel used).
  • - 18% of the impact comes from the process of building the train.

 

PM2.5 - Fine particulate matter formation (kg PM2.5 eq)

  • - 65% comes from the building of the railway line (steel production 43.5%).
  • - 7% building the train.
  • - 5% is from the production of the copper used to build the train.
0,836 g NOx
0,367 g PM2,5
per km and user
0,028 g NOx
0,019 g PM2,5
per km and user

The FGC network has a technology that makes its energy consumption very efficient.

During braking, the train's motors generate electricity that other trains can use.

1,071 kWh
per km and user
0,024 kWh
per km and user

A train usually takes 166 passengers on average, the same amount as 151 cars3.

The Barcelona - Vallès line avoids the use of 171.000 vehicles every day

The Llobregat - Anoia line avoids the use of 64.100 vehicles every day

3 Average car occupation: 1,1 users. Source: PMMU: 2016

x1
x151

Travelling by train is cheaper than travelling in a private vehicle and maintaining it.

6,86
by car6
Barcelona4
Sabadell
4,85
saving
2,01
with FGC
Barcelona4
6,86
by car6
4,85
saving
2,01
with FGC
Sabadell
Barcelona5
14,08
by car6
9,77
saving
4,31
with FGC
Igualada
14,08
by car6
Barcelona5
Igualada
9,77
saving
4,31
with FGC

4 Barcelona-Vallès Line (29,81 km): from Barcelona Pl. Catalunya to Sabadell Parc del Nord

5 Llobregat- Anoia Line (64,10 km): from Barcelona Pl. Espanya to Igualada

6 Pla Desplaçaments d'Empresa of ATM 2017

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