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Rail System Energy Use and Efficiency

Name of Collection
Rail System Energy Use and Efficiency

Associate Professor
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Wollongong

Telephone: Wollongong 02 4221 3421
Facsimile: Wollongong 02 4221 4845

To provide data in respect of each Government rail system on aggregate energy use and average energy efficiency of rail freight.

Data comprise estimates, for each financial year, of liquid fuel use and electricity use for freight and passenger tasks, average rail freight energy efficiency, and total Federal fuel excise paid by rail systems.

Data are collected by mail questionnaire from six government rail systems.

Data Detail

  • Diesel use by rail system;
  • Electricity use for traction;
  • Diesel use by freight;
  • Electricity use by freight;
  • Diesel use by passengers;
  • Electricity use by passengers;
  • Freight tasks in tonne kilometres;
  • Rail freight energy efficiency; and
  • Federal fuel excise.

Geographic Coverage
Australia, State rail system.

Frequency of Data Availability
Data are released annually.

Historical Data
Data are available from 1989-90.

Products and Services
Transport Reviews (Rail Freight Efficiency and Competitiveness in Australia), 1998, vol. 18

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