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Global Railways Industry

  • January 2012
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The global outlook series on Railways provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers an overview of the global railways industry, identifies major short to medium term market challenges, and growth drivers. Regional markets elaborated upon include United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, Poland, Spain, UK, Russia, Turkey, China, India, and Indonesia, among others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 130 companies worldwide..

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Global Railways Industry



1. OVERVIEW 1
Recession and Rail Industry 1
Favorable Growth Prospects for Rail Sector 1
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Railroads by Geographic Region - Asia-Pacific and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 2

Table 2: World 6-Year Perspective for Railroads by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown for Asia-Pacific and Rest of
World Markets for the Years 2011 and 2015 2

Table 3: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Railroads by Service Segment - Passenger Transport Services
and Freight Transport Services Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010
through 2015 3

Table 4: World 6-Year Perspective for Railroads by Service
Segment - Percentage Breakdown for Passenger Transport
Services and Freight Transport Services Markets for the Years
2011 and 2015 3

Table 5: Global Rail Market by Region (2009): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Length of Rail Lines for America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, and Africa 4

Table 6: Global Rail Passenger Volume by Region (2009):
Percentage Share Breakdown for Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa,
and America 4

Table 7: Global Rail Freight Transport Volume by Region
(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown for Asia-Pacific, America,
Europe, and Africa 4
Growth Drivers for the Railway Industry 4
Expanding Population and Rapid Urbanization 5
Rising Energy Prices and Fuel Shortage 5
Table 8: Global Railways Market (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Value Sales by Activity for Rolling Stock,
Services, Infrastructure, and Signaling 5
Public Funding 5
Growing Environmental Awareness 5
Aging Rail Infrastructure 6
Rail Transport Liberalization 6
Commercial Railway Systems - Highly Diverse 6
Growth Opportunities in Select Regions 7
Global Passenger Railcar Market - An Insight 7
Passenger and Transit Rail Vehicles Market 8
Table 9: Global Rail Equipment Market by Region (2009):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Western Europe,
Asia-Pacific, NAFTA, CIS, Middle East and Africa, Eastern
Europe, and Rest of America 8
High-Speed Rail Vehicles Market 8
Table 10: Global High-Speed Rail Vehicles Market (2009):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Vehicles in Operation by
Region/Country 9
China and India - The Behemoths of Global Railway Industry 9
Rail Supply 10
Technology Trends in the Railway Sector 10
Contact-Free Travel 10
Train Controls in the New Communications Age 11
Moving Block Concept 11
Fixed-Block Signals 11
New Coded Systems 11
Communications-Based Train Control 11
Technological Developments Upsurge the Global Railways Industry 12
Development of Intelligent Systems 12
Development of Lighter, Faster, Reliable and Eco-Friendly
Vehicles 13
Emergence of Transrapid and Driverless Trains 13
Sustained Popularity of Trams 13
Asia Tops the List of Global Railway Industry 13
Planned Railway Projects 14
Table 11: Planned Railway Projects in Select Countries 15

2. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 16

3. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES 39


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 42

1. A NORTH AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE 42
Evolution of North American Railway Network 42
Rail Network in North America 42
Table 12: Railway Classification Criteria in Canada 43
Table 13: Railway Classification Criteria in the US 43

Table 14: Freight Cars in Service across North America (As of
January 2010) 43
Intermodal Railways 44

1a. UNITED STATES 45
Favorable Prospects for the Railroad Industry 45
Table 15: Railroad Infrastructure and Equipment Spending Per
Mile in the US (2006-2010) (In US$) 46
Freight Railroad Industry - An Insight 46
Table 16: Railroad Traffic by Commodity Type in the US
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Carload Traffic 47

Table 17: Type of Freight Carried on US Class I Railroads
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Gross Revenues by
Commodity Group 48

Table 18: Type of Freight Carried on US Class I Railroads
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Tons Originated by
Commodity Group 48
Economic Implications of Freight Railroads in the US 49
Aging Fleet of Coal Cars - An Area of Opportunity 49
Table 19: Average Age of Coal Cars in the US (2010):
Breakdown by Steel and Aluminum Coal Cars 49
Benefits and Drawbacks 50
Competition in the US Freight Cars Market 50
Comparative Capabilities of Freight Car Manufacturers in the US 50
Passenger Rail Sector 51
Major Characteristics of Passenger Rail Categories in the US 51
Economic Revival Spurs Public Transport Ridership 52
Proposed Expansion Initiatives 52
CREATE 52
Significance 52
Benefits 53
Minimize Inventories 53
Relief to Highway Congestion 53
Competitive Landscape 54
Table 20: Leading Manufacturers of Railcars in the US (As of
2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Railcars
(Delivered and Non-Delivered) for Bombardier, Kawasaki, Alstom,
Hyundai-Rotem, Kinkisharyo, Siemens, and Others 54

1b. CANADA 55
Overview 55
Rail Network in Alberta Province 55
Enhanced Safety in Railway Industry 55
Key Rail Companies 55
Canadian Pacific Railway 56
Canadian National Railway 56
Railway Association of Canada 56
Remote Control Technology 57

1c. MEXICO 58

2. JAPANESE MARKET PERSPECTIVE 59
Domestic Transport in Japan 59
Table 21: Domestic Passenger Transportation in Japan (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Passenger Volume for Motor
Vehicles, Railways, Airlines, and Passenger Ships 59

Table 22: Domestic Freight Transportation in Japan (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Passenger Volume for Motor
Vehicles, Railways, Airlines, and Passenger Ships 59

Table 23: Freight Transport by Sector in Japan (2009):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Freight Tonnage for Motor
Vehicles, Cargo Ships, Railways, and Airlines 60

3. A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE 61
Overview 61
Future Growth 61
Growth Drivers 62
Deregulation and Other Reforms 62
Impact of Reforms 63
Interoperability 63
European Railway Equipment Sector 64
Investment 64
Research and Development 65
Employment Generation in the Railway Transport Equipment Sector 65
Passenger Transport 65

3a. CZECH REPUBLIC 66

3b. GERMANY 67
Overview 67
Market Snapshots 67

3c. HUNGARY 68
Overview 68
Competition 68
Table 24: Leading Players in the Hungarian Rail Freight
Market (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Rail Freight Net
Revenues for MAV Cargo, GySEV, MMV, Eurocom, CER, Train
Hungary, and Others 68

3d. POLAND 69

3e. RUSSIA 69

3f. SPAIN 69
Overview 69
Table 25: Freight Transportation in Spain (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Freight Volume for Sea, Road and Rail
Sectors 69

3g. THE UNITED KINGDOM 70
Overview 70
Rail Sector - Recovering from Recession 70
Table 26: UK Railway Data (As of 2011) 70
Table 27: Internal Journeys by Transportation Mode in Britain
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown for Rail, Air, and Others 71
Franchises 71

3h. TURKEY 72
Overview 72
Table 28: Freight and Passenger Transportation in Turkey
(2008) - Breakdown for Road, Railway and Maritime Sectors
(Freight km and Passenger km in Billions) 72

4. AN ASIAN PERSPECTIVE 73
Metro Vehicles Market 73
Table 29: Leading Manufacturers of Metro Vehicles in Asia
(2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Cars for
ALSTOM Transport, Bombardier Transportation, CNR, Hyundai
Rotem Company, CSR, and Others 73
High-Speed Rail Market 73
Table 30: High Speed Rail in Asia - Percentage Share
Breakdown of Network Lengths for Japan, China and South Korea 73

Table 31: Leading High-Speed Rail Infrastructure Operators in
Asia (2008) - Ranked by Network Length for China Railways, JR
East, JR West, JR Central, Korea Rail Network Authority, and
JR Kyushu 74
Light Rail Transit (LRT) Systems 74
Table 32: Light Rail Transit (LRT) Systems in Asia -
Percentage Share Breakdown of Network Length for Japan,
China, India, and North Korea 74

Table 33: Leading Infrastructure Operators of Light Rail
Transit (LRT) Systems in Asia (As of 2008) - Ranked by
Network Length for Dalian City Transport Company, Calcutta
Tramways Co Ltd, Pyongyang Transport, Mass Transit Railway
Corporation, and Hiroshima Electric Railway Company 75
Metro Systems 75
Table 34: Metro Systems in Asia - Percentage Share Breakdown
of Network Length for China, Japan, South Korea, India,
Malaysia, and North Korea 75

Table 35: Leading Infrastructure Operators of Light Rail
Transit (LRT) Systems in Asia (As of 2008) - Breakdown of
Network Length for Shanghai Metro Corporation, Tokyo Metro
Co., Ltd., Osaka-shi Kotsu Kyoku, Seoul Metropolitan Rapid
Transit Corp, and Beijing Subway 76

4a. CHINA 77
Overview 77
Freight Transportation 77
Table 36: Freight Transportation in China (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume for Highways, Railways, and Others 77
Rail Passenger Traffic 78
Table 37: Chinese Passenger Transportation Industry (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Passenger Volume by Mode of
Transportation for Highways, Railway, and Airways 78
Chinese Railway Network to Witness Huge Expansion 78
Government Efforts 79
Competition 79
Major Products of Leading Railway Locomotive and Rolling Stock
Enterprises in China 80

4b. INDIA 81
Overview 81
Table 38: Indian Railways Revenues by Sector (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown for Goods and Passengers 81
Government Initiatives 81
Rail Sector's Share of Freight Transport Declines 82
Table 39: Indian Freight Transportation by Sector (2008):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Freight Volume (Tons-Km) for
Highways, Rail, Pipelines, Coastal Shipping, and Others 82
Government's Plan 82
Expansion Initiatives 83
Increased Investments for Modernization 83
Role of Private Sector 83

4c. INDONESIA 84

4e. THAILAND 84

5. MIDDLE EAST 85

5a. SAUDI ARABIA 85
Rail Land Bridge Project 85
Signal and Telecommunications Technology 85


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