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Can rail/sail compete with air travel to Cyprus? A comparison of emissions

Warren, James and Ieromonachou, Petros (2013). Can rail/sail compete with air travel to Cyprus? A comparison of emissions. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 18 pp. 86–90.

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Abstract

Rail and sea voyage journeys to Cyprus from a variety of origins are constructed to derive the travel emissions and travel time per person to compare popular aviation routes. The hypothetical ‘slow travel’ routes are approximately eight to ten times longer than flying. Emissions are lower from certain origins by about 100kg CO2 per person per round trip under reasonably high occupancy conditions when compared to current direct air services. Emissions from the sea voyages are derived from a sample of 162 marine vessels using the energy efficiency design index for European ships running at 20 knots.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
ISSN: 1361-9209
Extra Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Transport Research Part D: Transport and Environment, volume 18.
Keywords: slow travel; greenhouse gas emissions; ferries; rail/sail; Cyprus; travel choices
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 34423
Depositing User: James Warren
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 08:11
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 21:01
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34423
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