Railway Track Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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Railway Track Construction Market Research Report | Specialist Engineering, Infrastructure & Contractors | Infrastructure | Nov 2015

Gravy train: Major passenger rail developments will boost revenue over the next five years

The Railway Track Construction market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
CIMIC Group CIMIC Group market share
Downer EDI Downer EDI market share
UGL UGL market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entry are relatively high within the industry.

Potential new entrants are likely to be deterred by the prominent position held by the existing large-scale players. These firms generally have established technical capacities, access to a pool of skilled labour, the ability to contest all scale of contracts in multiple locations and a proven track record. These large scale players (e.g. CIMIC, Downer EDI and UGL) have a good understanding of dealing with the public authorities which is essential in the tendering process for public contracts.

Establishing new operations requires access to capital equipment and skilled labour. Much of this equipment may be leased on demand or obtained through wet hire arrangements with subcontractors... 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. The industry 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
Tracklaying and constructionOverhead powerline and signal constructionPlatform constructionTramway constructionTunnelling

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