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Energy consumption


  • Dr. Piotr Lukaszewicz (Project leader)
  • Professor

Sources of funding

  • Banverket/Trafikverket

Research Direction

Possible levels of energy consumption – per seat-km or per passenger-km – have been estimated for future high-speed trains, in particular for the Green Train concept. The study shows that appropriate train design makes it possbile to reduce energy consumption by 25-40 % both on the existing railway network and on future high-speed lines – despite shorter travel time and higher speeds.

Energy consumption


  • Lukaszewicz P and Andersson E: Green Train energy consumption – Estimations on high-speed rail operations. Publ 0901, ISBN 978-91-7415-257-9, KTH Railway Group, 2009.
  • Andersson E: Gröna Tåget, morgondagens snabbtåg.  Hur kan energiförbrukning och CO2-utsläpp reduceras? Invited speaker, NJS konferens ”Jernbaner og CO2”, Köpenhamn, 31 okt 2008.