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Energy use of electric driven mixed freight train in Finland in 2016
Electricity consumption Energy Net load Train weight^
[kWh]* [MJ] [t] [t]
Per train kilometre  14 70 525 1 016
Per tonne kilometre 0.027 0.13 525 1 016
* Electric energy taken from the catenary
^ Locommotive weight excluded
Mixed freigt train is a train that transports different types of cargo using different cars types.
Backhaul of empty cars doesn't need to be calculated separately as empty cars are transported back connected to other trains.
Electric train has zero emissions in drive
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
LIPASTO unit emissions database
Last updated 6.7.2017