The Green Train
Brisbane Lord Mayor: Campbell Newman
Airtrain is the greener way for you to get to and from Brisbane Airport. You'll be happy to know each train takes up to 500 cars off the road, and reduces Brisbane's congestion. It's widely known that trains are 3.9 times more energy efficient than cars, with considerable greenhouse gas savings. Ninety percent of transport greenhouse gasses are attributed to cars, while only 2.5% is attributed to rail.
Research conducted by The University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology shows that Airtrain has removed 114 million vehicle kilometres from Brisbane's road system during the first five years of it's operations. This means the production of more than 23.7 million kilograms of greenhouse gas were prevented by passengers using Airtrain.
You'll also be interested to know the research indicated traffic speeds approaching Brisbane Airport would be up to 15% worse if these passengers used the road instead of Airtrain. Click here for a copy of the research.
And to celebrate Airtrain's fifth birthday, as well as highlighting the environmental benefits of Airtrain, Brisbane's Lord Mayor, Campbell Newman, unveiled The Green Train. This was the first occasion that a QR train had been painted in this way.