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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Comparative analysis of train networks in south east asia

Sustainability Spotlight: Southeast Asia's Train Networks 

Southeast Asia's push towards sustainable transportation is evident in its expanding train networks. Let's take a closer look at the eco-friendly strides being made across the region:


The MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system boasts a 230 km network, carrying over 3 million passengers daily, reducing an estimated 172,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually. (Source: Land Transport Authority - LTA)


The country's extensive railway system covers over 4,000 km, with plans to extend further, promoting energy efficiency and reducing traffic congestion. Thailand's trains transported 50 million passengers in 2021, contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: State Railway of Thailand - SRT)


The KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) network spans around 1,800 km, connecting major cities and promoting greener travel options. The KTM Komuter service alone carried more than 42 million passengers in 2020, offering a sustainable alternative to road travel. (Source: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad - KTMB)


 With plans for extensive rail development, the Jabodetabek commuter rail network in Jakarta transported around 900,000 passengers daily in 2021, easing traffic congestion and reducing carbon footprints. (Source: Indonesian Ministry of Transportation)


The railway system, covering approximately 3,000 km, plays a crucial role in reducing road congestion and air pollution. In 2020, Vietnamese railways transported over 9.3 million passengers, promoting sustainable travel options. (Source: Vietnam Railways)

These initiatives demonstrate the region's commitment to sustainable transportation, reducing carbon emissions and enhancing connectivity. Let's continue to support and advocate for eco-friendly modes of travel for a greener, more interconnected future! 

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