Just the ticket: Increased capacity and new networks have driven strong revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Urban Bus and Tramway Transport market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, increasing road congestion and expanding transport networks have driven growth in the Urban Bus and Tramway Transport industry. Commuter transport services dominate the industry, with charter services making up a smaller portion of industry activity. Industry revenue is forecast to rise steadily over the five years through 2016-17, growing at a compound annual rate of 5.2%. Revenue is forecast to increase by 3.6% in 2016-17, to reach $6.1 billion. Strong growth in demand for commuter transport, and investment in new services, infrastructure and rolling stock capacity have underpinned industry performance.

In commuter bus and tram markets, industry participants run services under operating contracts funded by state governments...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The majority of industry activity involves the transport of commuters around capital cities, with services provided by the private and public sector. School bus services, the majority of which are privately operated, are included within the scheduled services categories.

Private scheduled bus services

The industry's largest segment is private scheduled bus services operated along predetermined routes. This segment's share of revenue has increased over the past five years as privatisation of bus services has expanded. These services used to be entirely provided by the public sector, with state transport departments managing companies, determining coverage and setting prices. In ..

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Industry Products

What is the Urban Bus and Tramway Transport Industry?

Industry firms primarily operate urban buses and tramways for passenger transport over regular routes on set schedules, mainly in metropolitan areas.

Industry Products
Private scheduled bus services
Public scheduled bus services
Urban charter and tour bus services
Tramway services
Industry Activities
Airport bus service
Metropolitan charter bus service
Metropolitan bus service
O-bahn bus service
School bus service
Short distance bus service
Tramway passenger transport service
Urban bus service

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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