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 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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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entry are high within the industry. Establishing new operations requires large amounts capital and access to skilled labour. Experts have to be recruited across several engineering disciplines at once for a firm to gain a distinctive pool of capabilities. Achieving economies of scale in the context of capabilities and expertise is therefore quite expensive. Lack of reputation and previous track records of completed work also act as a significant barrier. High competition within the industry further escalates these aspects. Before the operator is able to secure a contract, it will operate with negative cashflows while competing on tenders... 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
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Industry Activities
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