With more and more people travelling further and more often in the UK, we all need to do as much as possible to reduce our collective carbon footprint.
Thanks to specific Virgin Trains East Coast journey data calculated by consultancy Best Foot Forward you can compare the environmental impact of any journey by train, car and plane for specific routes on Virgin Trains East Coast. So don’t forget to check your carbon saving before - or after - your Virgin Trains East Coast train journey for a little extra feel good boost.
The calculations are based on:
Car = 0.114kg CO2 / pass km. This is derived from the DEFRA CO2 emissions factor for an average petrol car which is 0.180kg CO2 / vehicle km and the average loading for a car: 1.6 people / journey (DfT).
Train = 0.052kg CO2 / pass km. This is derived from the DEFRA CO2 emissions factor