Sustainability Assessments of Urban Railway Systems: Case Study Evaluations in Turkey

2019-01-01
There are ongoing efforts to control global warming via reducing CO2 emissions, which are mostly based on human activities. Through life cycle assessment (LCA) carbon footprint (CFP) calculations provide a clear picture of embodied carbon (EC). In this study, the significance of EC estimation and reduction for railway projects are explored. The main motivation is having applicable sustainability strategies for railway systems in Turkey. Since there is no certification system, range or database, these efforts would be reference for the future works. Literature has been reviewed and real cases were analyzed in order to have a better understanding of the sustainability of railway systems. Three metro stations in İstanbul were explored as urban railway systems—an important urban infrastructure. With the relevance of the study, it is anticipated to have a better understanding of the EC of infrastructure projects.

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Citation Formats
M. YÜKSEL, A. M. Tanyer, and M. K. Pekeriçli, Sustainability Assessments of Urban Railway Systems: Case Study Evaluations in Turkey. 2019.