Rail Passenger Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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Rail Passenger Transport Market Research Report | ANZSIC I4720 | Oct 2013

Congestion ahead: The industry strives to keep on track as demand for rail services soars

The Rail Passenger Transport market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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. Over the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is expected to have grown at a compound annual rate of 3.8%. Increased demand has resulted in growth in revenue from ticket sales, and additional subsidies and grants from governments to allow operators to meet demand. Industry revenue is expected to reach $8.4 billion in 2013-14, an increase of 0.7% on 2012-13.

Growing patronage has been driven by several factors, including increases in the cost of petrol and other costs associated with passenger vehicles, such as parking and time spent in traffic jams... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry is considered to have a high level of capital to labour requirement. This is due to very large investments required in infrastructure, equipment and train stations. The dedicated and inflexible rolling stock associated with railway operations contributes to the high capital costs associated with entry to the market. In 2013-14, the industry is expected to spend $0.46 on capital for every dollar on labour.

The provision of access to rail tracks by independent managers of rail track infrastructure reduces the capital costs associated with developing and maintaining rail tracks in the interstate corridor. However, significant urban networks are still owned by the service provider... purchase to read more


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What is the Rail Passenger Transport Industry?

The Passenger Rail Transport industry consists of companies operating railways for the transportation of passengers. These railways consist of heavy rail (large trains using dedicated rail tracks over short distances) and commuter travel (large trains using dedicated track over longer distances), but exclude tramways and monorails.

Industry Products
Urban weekday peak servicesUrban off-peak weekday servicesUrban weekend servicesRural transportation
Industry Activities
Passenger transport services (railway)Suburban railway transport services

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