On track: Major construction projects will boost revenue over the next five years

The Railway Track Construction industry has had mixed results since the late 2000s. The industry picked up steam on the back of resource developments, before plummeting with the winding back of private and public rail investment. The industry builds three kinds of rail networks, which transport passengers, intermodal freight and mining output. Construction of intermodal freight and passenger networks relies on government funding and expansion plans are developed by government authorities to meet long-term objectives. Governments are heavily involved in downstream industries as both owners and operators of track, although the Railway Track Construction industry is currently shifting towards private equity involvement to fund and operate public rail projects...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Private funding of rail construction has declined in importance over the past five years
  • A surge of investment into major rail developments over the short term is expected to support near-record levels of rail track construction activity
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

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

    Additional Insights for the Railway Track Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Railway Track Construction Industry are

  • Ability to change markets
  • Having a network of suppliers
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure by the public sector and Demand from rail passenger transport in the Railway Track Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Railway Track Construction Industry?

    Industry businesses construct railway tracks, with contractors specifically engaging in new work, reconstruction and repairs. The industry includes construction management firms and special trade contractors that construct railway tracks and transit systems.

    Industry Products
  • Tracklaying and construction
  • Overhead line construction
  • Platform construction
  • Tunnelling
  • Industry Activities
  • Tracklaying and construction
  • Overhead powerline and signal construction
  • Platform construction
  • Tramway construction
  • Tunnelling
  • 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 public sector
  • Demand from rail passenger transport
  • Total mass of exports by sea
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining
  • Demand from rail freight transport
  • Domestic price of iron and steel

  • Current Performance
  • Profitability tightens
  • Mining investment
  • Government spending
  • Rail regulation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Railway Track Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Railway Track Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Rail Freight Transport
  • Rail Passenger Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Machinery and Operator Hire
  • Gravel and Sand Quarrying
  • Machinery and Scaffolding Rental
  • Mining and Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Structural Steel Fabricating

  • Products & Services
  • Tracklaying and construction
  • Tunnelling
  • Overhead line construction
  • Platform construction
  • Chart: Railway Track Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private sector
  • State and territory governments
  • Federal Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Railway Track Construction 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 Railway Track Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Railway Track Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    CIMIC Group Limited, John Holland Group Pty Ltd,
  • Table: CIMIC Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: John Holland Group Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Railway Track Construction 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 Railway Track Construction 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
    Non-Bulk Freight
  • Goods transported unpacked in large quantities, predominately mineral and agricultural products. Goods transport includes containerised intermodal transport and general freight.
  • Bulk Freight
  • Goods transported unpacked in large quantities, predominately mineral and agricultural products.
  • Dry Hire
  • The hire of plant and equipment without an operator.
  • Intermodal Transport
  • The transport of goods in standard containers between rail, water and road freight service providers.
  • Wet Hire
  • The hire of plant and equipment with a qualified operator.
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