Currently, the influence of transport on the environment represents a serious problem, especially in terms of energy consumption and generation of gases causing global warming. The contribution on the topic of comparing energy consumption and greenhouse gases emissions on relation Brno – Jihlava thus aims to describe generation of emissions in the current types of transport and their calculation according to EN 16258:2012. The results of the calculations will be expressed in emission intensity units to the number of passengers transported. The EN 16258:2012 calculations will be applied to passenger rail transport. In particular, energy intensity and generation of greenhouse gases will be monitored in relation to travelling the distance between Brno and Jihlava.


  • Transport and transportation of either material or passengers currently plays an important role in many aspects of our lives

  • There has been a significant increase in oil consumption and exhaust gases emissions

  • The impact of transport is clearly visible in the landscape affected by land take and construction activities associated with repairs or construction of railway lines

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Transport and transportation of either material or passengers currently plays an important role in many aspects of our lives. The problem of the influence of pollutants from exhaust gases on human health is even more significant in urban agglomerations, where their concentration is up to 100 times higher than in uninhabited areas. An important point in discussion about transport emissions is to realize that the burden on the environment does not result only from the operation of means of transport, and from their production and especially from the waste arising from their disposal. Emissions in transport are generated mainly during the chemical processes caused by incomplete combustion. Their composition varies according to the type and condition of the engine, type of fuel used, driving mode, intensity or presence of equipment to reduce emissions (e.g. catalysts). People more sensitive to exhaust gases are children, elderly people and people with cardiovascular or respiratory problems. [6]

European standard EN 16258:2012
Application of EN 16258:2012 European standard – Case study
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