Study on Improving the Environmental Performance of a Railway Vehicle through a Life Cycle Assessment of the Tilting Train

틸팅열차의 전과정평가를 통한 철도차량 환경성 개선방안연구

  • Lee, Cheul Kyu (Eco-Transport Research Division, Korea Railroad Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, Yong-Ki (Eco-Transport Research Division, Korea Railroad Research Institute) ;
  • Lee, Jae-Young (Eco-Transport Research Division, Korea Railroad Research Institute) ;
  • Choi, Yo-Han (Industrial Environment Division, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology) ;
  • Kim, Cho-Young (Sustainable Business Division)
  • Received : 2013.10.15
  • Accepted : 2013.08.09
  • Published : 2014.02.28


Recent international environmental regulations are focused on reducing pre-contamination and on sustainable development prior to the usage stage of a product. The Environmental Performance Declaration is being used as a tool for quantifying the environmental performance of products, to reduce contamination in advance, and for advertising the results of railway vehicles in Europe. In this study, a life cycle assessment of the tilting train was conducted, the first such case study in Korea, according to the ISO 14025 standard and Korea EDP (Environmental Declaration of the Product) rule. As a result of the LCA, the life cycle carbon emission of the tilting train was determined to be $3.54{\times}10^7kgCO_2eq.$ which is higher than that of a European train. Also, the amount of $CO_2$ emission of the Mcp and car body is higher than that of the other car and bogie.


Grant : 틸팅열차 운행 유지보수 효율화 SE연구, 철도 친환경성 향상기술 개발

Supported by : 국토해양부, 한국철도기술연구원


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