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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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 Locations Chapter

The large distribution of establishments in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales are due to the large network of rail lines serving their large population in capital cities, together with a number of regional train services. Generally, the distribution of establishments has remained steady since the privatisation of networks during the 1990s.

With the advent of effective track access regimes, state and territory boundaries are less applicable and the spread of establishments is governed by the various activities of the rail companies and it is not uncommon for rail companies to be represented in a number of states... 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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