Rail Passenger Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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Rail Passenger Transport Market Research Report | ANZSIC I4720 | Oct 2014

Down the track: Rail projects are underway to ease congestion and cater to population growth

IBISWorld’s Rail Passenger Transport market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 2014-15, revenue for the Rail Passenger Transport industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.5%. Increased demand has resulted in ticket sales growth, but the bulk of industry revenue has continued to come from government subsidies and grants. Industry revenue is expected to reach $8.6 billion in 2014-15, representing an increase of 3.5% over the year.

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... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Rail passenger transport has become increasingly popular in the past five years. The industry's primary function is the transportation of workers and students from dispersed residential areas to and from city centres. The industry's main form of external competition comes from passenger vehicles. Rail passenger numbers have grown over the past 10 years, overturning decades of declining network use. The largest factor in the returning popularity of trains is the increasing cost and inconvenience associated with driving.

Petrol prices have grown strongly over the past decade, a long-term trend that has made passenger vehicles relatively less attractive for commuting. Increasingly congested roads have lengthened commuting times... purchase to read more


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What is the Rail Passenger Transport Industry?

Companies in this 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 transport services (railway)Suburban railway transport servicesMonorail operationRural passenger rail services

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