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Increasing road congestion and expanding transport networks have driven growth in the Urban Bus and Tramway Transport industry over the past five years. Commuter transport services dominate the industry, with charter services accounting for a smaller portion of industry activity. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2017-18, to $6.4 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 2.8% in the current year. Strong demand growth for commuter transport, and investment in new services, infrastructure and rolling stock capacity have underpinned the industry's performance.In commuter bus and tram markets, industry participants run services under operating contracts funded by state governments...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue has shown solid growth as demand from passengers has increased
  • Industry revenue has grown as the scope of public transport networks has expanded
  • The industry’s dependence on state government funding is expected to continue
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The majority of activity in the Urban Bus and Tramway Transport industry 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 in the scheduled services categories.Private scheduled bus servicesPrivate scheduled bus services operated along predetermined routes represent the industry's largest segment. 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 ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Urban Bus and Tramway Transport Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Urban Bus and Tramway Transport Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Effective cost controls
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure by the government and Number of motor vehicles in the Urban Bus and Tramway Transport industry impact industry performance..

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    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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure by the government
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • Total employees in the labour force
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Public transport
  • Profitability and structure
  • Bus rapid transit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand and revenue
  • Profit and subsidies
  • Investment
  • Table: Urban Bus and Tramway Transport Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Urban Bus and Tramway Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Electrical Services
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling
  • Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair
  • Tyre Retailing

  • Products & Services
  • Private scheduled bus services
  • Urban charter and tour bus services
  • Tramway services
  • Public scheduled bus services
  • Chart: Urban Bus and Tramway Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commuters
  • Schools, clubs and associations
  • Tourists
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Urban Bus and Tramway Transport Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Urban Bus and Tramway Transport

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Urban Bus and Tramway Transport Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Keolis Downer Pty Ltd, Department of Transport NSW, Transdev Australasia Pty Ltd, ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia Pty Ltd, Brisbane City Council,
  • Table: Keolis Downer Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Department of Transport NSW - financial performance
  • Table: Transdev Australasia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Brisbane City Council - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Urban Bus and Tramway Transport Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Urban Bus and Tramway Transport Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Charter Services
  • Privately booked and scheduled services.
  • Light Rail
  • Light rail networks involve electric-powered vehicles that run on purpose built tracks, similar to trains. Light rail systems use lighter engines and fewer carriages than rail networks.
  • O-Bahn
  • A busway that runs on specially designed tracks combining elements of both bus and rail systems. Adelaide's O-Bahn was introduced in 1986.
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