Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Railway Track Construction industry builds three kinds of rail networks: to transport passengers, intermodal freight and mining output. In the past five years, the industry has grown strongly as downstream demand for these forms of transport has grown strongly. In the case of intermodal freight and passenger networks, expansion plans were already in place. Construction work for these kinds of rail networks relies on government funding. Governments are heavily involved in the downstream industries as owners and operators of track. The tipping point for the industry came in 2009. In response to the global financial crisis, the Federal Government announced a major package of infrastructure investment... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry is involved in designing, planning and administrating railway construction and its various components. The product segments can be broken down into tracklaying and construction, overhead line construction, platform construction and tunnelling. The industry primarily focuses on construction of heavy rail, but it also provides services relating to tramway construction.
Tracklaying and construction
Tracklaying and construction involves the design and construction of railway tracks and bedding. Earthmoving, erecting track structures (bridges and corridors), relocation of utilities and planning are involved in the construction of track. This product segment varies significantly in complexity and cost depending on the environment... purchase to read more