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 displayed wide cyclical fluctuation, surging to a record peak in 2011-12 before trending down sharply over the past three years. 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 the downstream industries as both owners and operators of track.
The tipping point for the industry came in the late 2000s, when the Federal Government announced a major package of infrastructure investment to counter the impact of the global financial crisis... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Railway Track Construction industry boomed through the late 2000s due to elevated levels of private and public investment. Governments boosted investment into passenger and intermodal rail systems as part of their stimulus spending to shield the economy from the full impact of the global financial crisis. Changes to the governance structures for infrastructure investment and freight rail ownership have also helped streamline investment processes over the past five years. At the same time, investment into new rail developments to support the Mining division boom greatly increased investment into private railway projects... purchase to read more