Rail Passenger Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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Rail Passenger Transport Market Research Report | ANZSIC I4720 | Jul 2015

Riding the rail: Rail projects are underway to ease congestion and cater to population growth

IBISWorld’s Rail Passenger Transport market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

There has been a resurgence in the popularity of passenger rail over the past decade, with patronage in many cities reaching record levels. Growing patronage has been driven by several factors, including the high cost of petrol – prior to a substantial drop in 2014-15 – and other costs associated with passenger vehicles, such as parking and time spent in traffic. Higher employment in central business districts (CBDs) and strong population growth have also boosted patronage rates. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.1% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $8.8 billion. Lower petrol prices compared with previous years are projected to result in slower growth of 2.1% in 2015-16... purchase to read more

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Railroads require specific and large investment in infrastructure, rolling stock, equipment and systems as well as train stations. This represents a significant barrier to any new operators in the industry. The industry also requires appropriately skilled operating staff, which presents a further barrier.

Current operators are provided with substantial grants and levies by the state governments that own the assets that industry firms operate. Without this assistance, operators would be running at considerable losses. Low profitability represents a barrier to entry to any operators that do not have government assistance... purchase to read more


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What is the Rail Passenger Transport Industry?

Companies in the industry operate railways for the transportation of passengers. This includes passenger services for commuter rail and metropolitan rail, and the operation of monorails. The industry excludes tramways, rail terminal operation and tourist rail passenger services.

Industry Products
Urban weekday peak servicesUrban weekday off-peak servicesUrban weekend servicesRural services
Industry Activities
Passenger railway transport services Suburban passenger railway transport servicesMonorail operationRural passenger railway transport services

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