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Using road-rail intermodal freight transport to reduce GHG emissions

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STRIA Roadmaps
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
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A complete transition to transporting all freight by rail is not feasible for many companies worldwide. This study assesses the potential of road-rail intermodal operations as strategies to reduce polluting air emissions. It was found that intermodal road-rail operations could reduce emissions by 77%, be 43% more fuel efficient and 80% cheaper than transporting freight by only road.