COMPETITIVE PERFORMANCE OF RAIL TRANSPORTATION AND FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY OF THE USE OF AIR-CONDITIONED POWER VAN CAR (APVC) IN STATE RAILWAY OF THAILAND

Authors

  • Siripong Preutthipan Locomotive and Rolling-Stock Business Cluster, State Railway of Thailand.

Keywords:

Rail transport, Power car, Friendly environment, Competitive performance

Abstract

          At present, State Railway of Thailand (SRT) provides passenger service with different and many types of passenger trains by attaching each passenger coach that has his own’s engine to the locomotive at the beginning of train consist next to the locomotive. Each year, SRT pays about 2,500 million baht for fuel expenses. SRT can reduce these expenses by attaching Air-conditioned Power Van Car (Power Car) that generates electricity supply to all passenger coaches instead of each passenger coach with own’s engine and consume fuel in each coach. In experiment, attaching Power Car to passenger trains in different routes can reduce the fuel expense up to 30% per passenger train. Also, the greenhouse effect can reduce 1,432,750.176 tCO2e per year. In addition, by promoting to build Power Car domestically can generate and support the innovation by using local content in the rail industry.

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Published

2021-12-30