What you can do
Use public transport for the majority of your commute to work or school.
Who's doing it?
Emissions released when using public transport are far lower than when taking a car. Driving a car to work produces more than 4 times the carbon emissions as catching the train .
Swapping half of your daily commute from car travel to train travel could prevent 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions (based on UK averages). See impact calculations.
Often cheaper than taking a car
Reduce local air pollution
More time to read or work during your journey
Not always possible to use public transport to get to work
Use Citymapper (where possible) to find the quickest and cheapest public transport options.
If your form of public transport has an app, download it to ensure you know the latest times and travel updates.
Plan something you'd like to learn or read or watch during your commute.
Facts and further information
In the EU, 44% of all transport emissions are from cars, 28% are from other road transportation (mostly heavy duty trucks), 14% from water navigation, 13% from aviation and less than 1% from rail travel .
Carbon dioxide emissions from diesel cars are similar to emissions from petrol cars. However, diesel cars emit more of the toxic gas nitrogen dioxide and more fine particulate matter, which increases the risk of respiratory problems and cancer respectively.
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Average UK daily commuting distance  = 17.6 miles
To ensure a 'majority' of a commute is replaced with public transport, we will look at the reduction in emissions from swapping half of the average commute (8.8 miles) from car travel to train travel.
Car travel (only passenger) emissions per km  = 171g CO2e
Emission from 8.8 miles of car travel (171x14.2) = 2.43kg CO2e
Domestic rail travel emissions per passenger per km  = 41g CO2e
Emission from 8.8 miles of train travel (41x14.2) = 0.58kg CO2e
Daily difference in emissions when switching 8.8 miles of car travel with train travel (2.43-0.58) = 1.85 kgCO2e
Number of working days in a year = c. 250
Annual emissions saving from switching 10 miles of car travel with train travel (250x1.85) = 462.5kg = 0.46 tonnes CO2e*
*Note - actual emission reduction of swapping car travel with train travel will vary based on many factors. These include, but are not limited to, distance of commute swapped to public transport, type of public transport taken, type of vehicle driven previously, number of passengers in car previously and style of driving.