1. Market Research
  2. > Transportation
  3. > Rail Transportation Market Trends
Global Locomotive and Rail Powertrain Systems Market 

Global Locomotive and Rail Powertrain Systems Market 

  • September 2015
  • 8 pages
  • ID: 3327249
  • Format: PDF
  • Frost & Sullivan


Table of Contents


The global locomotive and rail powertrain systems market is becoming more complex and is witnessing a drastic change with innovative technologies on emission controls emerging as critical factors. Challenges such as global economic conditions, ageing locomotive fleet, high fuel costs, and stringent emission regulations have started to change the dynamics of the global locomotive market.

In fact, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers have started to address some of the issues with core emphasis on technologies that monitor and control emission and this has allowed them to become key differentiators within the industry.

With rail engines over the following decades expected to account for a large share of the overall emissions, global environmental agencies such as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and European Environment Agency (EEA) have started to adopt strict standards to keep a check on diesel particulate matter and nitrogen oxide. OEMs world over are forced to re-invent themselves that potentially would lead to newer trends being set in the future.

What are the Trends Driving This Cause:

Scalability and Standardization:

With the objective of meeting the demand for locomotives and rail cars across the globe, OEMs have started to standardize design platforms to gain prominence thereby eliminating the need for individual designs. Modularity is at the core of this transformation that will facilitate easier customization per order. Going forward, environmental impact will continue to play a major role in product design. Through light weighting and aerodynamics, OEMs continue to plan and develop products that boost locomotive operating efficiency while meeting or even exceeding the requirements of all agencies globally.

Power Electronics

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) are considered the next-gen state-of-the-art power electronics that are acting as a catalyst to the electric traction system and diesel electric rail machines. IGBTs, which have replaced the previous inverter generation represented by GTO (gate turn off thyristors), are being used largely due to their reliability. Moreover, they are considered to be a mature technology that does not substantially increase the vehicle cost. For example, ABB has started to supply IGBT converters for locomotives with the objective of modernizing train services and further increasing capacity on the Swiss network. These comprise new oil free compressors designed to minimize power consumption by GWh/year thereby resulting in optimal fuel consumption.

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 150+ Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.
Ahmad helps you find the right report:

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at researchadvisor@reportlinker.com to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - researchadvisor@reportlinker.com or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.

Make sure you don’t miss any news and follow us on