Railway Track Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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Railway Track Construction Market Research Report | Specialist Engineering, Infrastructure & Contractors | Infrastructure | Oct 2013

Revenue roller-coaster: Industry is contracting as government enthusiasm for rail investment subsides

IBISWorld’s Railway Track Construction market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
AECOM Australia AECOM Australia market share
Downer EDI Downer EDI market share
Leighton Holdings Leighton Holdings market share
UGL UGL market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 Investment Chapter

The industry has a medium level of capital intensity. In 2013-14 it is forecast that for every dollar spent on labour, $0.26 is absorbed by capital costs. The industry takes on tenders from government and the Mining division for large-scale construction projects. In order to complete these projects the industry deploys staff trained in design and project management. Materials for construction are procured and specialised technical tasks are outsourced. As part of this process, the industry hires equipment and subcontracts the operation of heavy machinery to specialists, reducing its capital intensity from high to medium... purchase to read more


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What is the Railway Track Construction Industry?

Businesses in this industry construct railway tracks, with contractors specifically engaging in new work, reconstruction and repairs. It also includes construction management firms and special trade contractors that construct railway tracks and transit systems.

Industry Products
Tracklaying and constructionOverhead line constructionPlatform constructionTunnelling
Industry Activities
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