On track: New railway investment has boosted industry revenue over the past five years

The Rail Maintenance market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Private rail operators are expected to be a principal source of demand for rail repair services

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Rail Maintenance industry provides third-party below-rail maintenance services to operators of Australia’s freight and passenger rail networks. Due to the high safety standards required to operate rail systems and protect assets, demand for rail network maintenance is largely inelastic. The industry has historically depended on outsourcing trends, as governments have increasingly involved the private sector in managing railways. The scope of Australia’s railways is another factor affecting demand for industry services. When new track is constructed, the market for maintenance services grows...

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    What is the Rail Maintenance industry?

    The geographic distribution of industry establishments reflects several factors, including the total route-kilometres of open railway in each state or territory, the volume of freight and passenger traffic, along with the type of maintenance prevalent in each region. Together, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria account for over three-quarters of industry establishments, broadly consistent with the distribution of the national population and economic activity.

    In areas such as Victoria and New South Wales, larger scope exists for specialisation in certain aspects of maintenance. For instance, a business specialising in communication systems can establish operations in a high-density urban area of New South Wales due to a larger flow of trains. As...

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    Additional Insights for the Rail Maintenance Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Rail Maintenance Industry are

  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulator
  • Economies of scale
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from rail freight transport and Demand from rail passenger transport in the Rail Maintenance industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Railway track maintenance
    Capital works
    Signalling systems maintenance
    Tramway maintenance
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    Downer Infrastructure
    Downer Rail
    Keolis Downer

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from rail freight transport
  • Demand from rail passenger transport
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining
  • Domestic price of iron and steel
  • Government consumption expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • New track
  • Competitive advantage
  • Operating profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Private markets
  • Public markets
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Rail Maintenance Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Rail Maintenance Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Iron Ore Mining
  • Container Repair and Wool Dumping

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Machinery and Scaffolding Rental
  • Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing
  • Passenger Car Rental and Hiring

  • Products & Services
  • Railway track maintenance
  • Signalling systems maintenance
  • Capital works
  • Tramway maintenance
  • Chart: Rail Maintenance Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • State governments
  • Private rail operators
  • Federal Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Rail Maintenance Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Rail Maintenance

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Rail Maintenance Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    CIMIC Group LimitedDowner EDI LimitedCCCI Australia Pty Ltd
  • Table: CIMIC Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Downer EDI Limited - financial performance
  • Table: CCCI Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Rail Maintenance Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Rail Maintenance Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Above Rail
  • Rolling stock and provision of rail services.
  • Below Rail
  • The fixed infrastructure used by rail. This includes tracks, sleepers and sidings.
  • Bulk Freight
  • Homogeneous bulk goods such as grain or mineral output, which are transported in custom vehicles.
  • Dry Hire
  • The hire or lease of plant and machinery without an operator. Dry hire can be paid on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
  • Non-Bulk Freight
  • General merchandise freight that is carried in standardised containers for transport, such as shipping containers, general freight wagons or on pallets.
  • Rolling Stock
  • Locomotives and carriages.
  • Wet Hire
  • The hire or lease of plant and machinery with a suitably qualified operator working under the direction of the prime contractor. Wet hire can be paid on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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