Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Railway Track Construction industry has had mixed results since the late 2000s, picking up steam on the back of resource developments, before plummeting in recent years with the winding back of private and public rail investment. The industry builds three kinds of rail networks and these transport passengers, intermodal freight and mining output. Construction of intermodal freight and passenger networks relies on government funding, and expansion plans are developed to meet long-term objectives. Governments are heavily involved in downstream industries as both owners and operators of track... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Railway Track Construction industry boomed through the late 2000s due to elevated private and public investment. Governments boosted investment in passenger and intermodal rail systems as part of stimulus spending to shield the economy from the global financial crisis. At the same time, investment in new rail developments to support the mining boom greatly increased work on privately funded railway projects.
Industry revenue surged through to a peak in 2011-12, but has since deteriorated sharply due to the absence of government stimulus spending and the winding back of private investment in mining infrastructure... purchase to read more