A comparison study on the carbon footprint between the proposed Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High Speed Rail and other transportation modes

Ling, How Hua (2016) A comparison study on the carbon footprint between the proposed Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High Speed Rail and other transportation modes. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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As of now, the Kuala Lumpur city and Singapore is connected and linked by three main transportation modes, which include aviation, tar road and conventional rail. But with Malaysia continuing to make progress, the traffic on the North South Expressway rapidly increase to a point that the expressway can no longer meet its traffic demand satisfactory. So, the building of high speed rail is proposed to decrease traffic demand of the expressway by lessening the travel time needed to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore to 90 minutes. This research aims to study the effects of the proposed Kuala Lumpur to Singapore high speed rail upon the environment in terms of carbon emission. Ridership prediction data was obtained from the Malaysian Commission of Public Land Transportation and carbon emissions data of private cars, busses, airplanes and high speed rail are obtained via researches done in other nations. These secondary data was applied to the context of Kuala Lumpur to Singapore route, for analysis and prediction of the carbon emissions by different transportation modes from 2010 to 2030. Three aspects of carbon emission contributions are considered for each different transportation modes, which includes the carbon emissions contribution of the production and maintenance of the transportation vehicle, the construction of the infrastructures and equipment that support the transportation modes' operation and the transportation modes' operations. By using comparison analysis method upon yearly total carbon emission produced by different transportation modes catering for the Kuala Lumpur to Singapore route with and without the introduction of the proposed Kuala Lumpur to Singapore high speed rail, carbon emissions are expected to be reduced up to 3384.383 million kg by 2030, the ninth year of its operation if the proposed KL-SG HSR shall begin operation in 2022.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subjects:T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation
ID Code:8929
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:22 Feb 2017 17:59
Last Modified:22 Feb 2017 17:59

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