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 Products Chapter
The industry is involved in designing, planning and administrating railway construction and its various components. The product segments can be broken down into tracklaying and construction, overhead line construction, platform construction and tunnelling. The industry primarily focuses on construction of heavy rail, but it also provides services relating to tramway construction.
Tracklaying and construction
This product segment involves the design and construction of railway tracks and bedding. Earthmoving, erecting track structures (bridges and corridors), relocation of utilities and planning are involved in the construction of track. This product segment varies significantly in complexity and cost depending on the environment... purchase to read more