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Global Railroad Market to reach USD 434.90 billion by the end of 2030

Global Railroad Market Size study & Forecast, by Type (Passenger Rail, Rail Freight), by End-use (Mining, Construction, Agriculture, Others) and Regional Analysis, 2023-2030

Product Code: ALTL-72630724
Publish Date: 20-10-2023
Page: 200

Global Railroad Market is valued at approximately USD 281.24 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 5.6% over the forecast period 2023-2030. Railroads play a crucial role in transporting passengers and freight across various regions and countries. They offer several advantages, such as energy efficiency, large cargo capacity, and reduced road congestion. Railroads are a primary mode of transporting bulk goods and commodities over long distances. They are particularly well-suited for transporting heavy and bulk materials such as coal, minerals, and agricultural products. Many regions have established passenger rail services for both commuter and long-distance travel. High-speed rail systems, such as the Shinkansen in Japan and the European rail networks, offer rapid travel between cities. Factors driving the railroad industry include increasing global trade, the need for more sustainable transportation options, and the growing demand for efficient freight movement.

Governments and private companies invest in railroad infrastructure to improve efficiency, safety, and capacity. Modernizing tracks, upgrading signaling systems, and implementing advanced technologies are part of these efforts. For Instance: In response to the sluggish passenger and freight demand, France’s SNCF, the national state-owned railway corporation, scheduled adjustments to its operations for April 2020. TGV and Intercités services were limited to around 10% of normal levels, while Transilien and TER services, as well as Keolis-run transport networks, had their capacity lowered to an average of 15% to 20%. SNCF’s rail freight operation was running at 65% of its usual capacity. Also, in 2022, China announced plans to invest USD 1.7 trillion in railways over the next decade. This investment is expected to help to support the country’s growing economy and urbanization. In the same year, India also announced plans to invest USD 1.4 trillion in railways over the next five years. This investment is expected to help to connect the country’s rural and urban areas and boost economic growth. Railroads have been incorporating technology to enhance safety, efficiency, and customer experience. This includes improved train control systems, predictive maintenance using sensors and data analytics, and automation in rail operations. For Instance: In 2022, the Chinese government announced plans to invest USD 100 billion in the development of advanced rail technologies, such as maglev trains and high-speed rail. In the same year, the United States government also announced plans to invest USD 1 billion in the development of advanced rail technologies, such as self-driving trains and intelligent signaling systems. However, Costly Infrastructure maintenance, competition from other transportation modes (such as trucks and airplanes) and regulatory hurdles, stifles market growth throughout the forecast period of 2023-2030.

The key regions considered for the Global Railroad Market study includes Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In 2022, North America accounted for the biggest market share, and it is anticipated that it would continue to dominate over the projected period.The Association of American Railroads claims that the United States has a world-class freight rail network that is a cornerstone of the economy of the nation. The nation’s growing reliance on goods rail can be ascribed to continued investments made in the advancement of equipment, technology, and infrastructure. The key factors influencing passenger train services in the region include increasing consumer demand, better passenger safety measures, technical advancements, and operational improvements.. Also, owing to growing government investments in new railway construction and the region’s heavy reliance on rail transportation, Asia Pacific is anticipated to have the fastest CAGR between 2023 and 2030.

Major market player included in this report are:
Central Japan Railway Company
SNCF Group
Union Pacific Railroad
OAO RZD (Russian Railways)
BNSF Railway
Indian Railways
Deutsche Bahn
JSC Russian Railways
CSX Corporation
Recent Developments in the Market:
Ø In March 2021, Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway, two out of the seven Class I railroads in the United States, have revealed a merger agreement. Under this proposed arrangement, Canadian Pacific intends to purchase Kansas City Southern through a combination of stock and cash transactions.
Ø In July 2020, The EU approved Alstom, a French high-speed train business, to buy Bombardier’s rail division. Alstom was required to agree to certain access guarantees and turn over Bombardier’s assets that were a part of Hitachi’s joint high-speed platform.

Global Railroad Market Report Scope:
ü Historical Data – 2020 – 2021
ü Base Year for Estimation – 2022
ü Forecast period – 2023-2030
ü Report Coverage – Revenue forecast, Company Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth factors, and Trends
ü Segments Covered –Type, End Use, Region
ü Regional Scope – North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa
ü Customization Scope – Free report customization (equivalent up to 8 analyst’s working hours) with purchase. Addition or alteration to country, regional & segment scope*

The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within countries involved in the study.

The report also caters detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, it also incorporates potential opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:

By Type
Passenger Rail
Rail Freight

By End-use

By Region:

North America


Asia Pacific
South Korea

Latin America

Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
1.1. Market Snapshot
1.2. Global & Segmental Market Estimates & Forecasts, 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
1.2.1. Railroad Market, by Region, 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
1.2.2. Railroad Market, by Type, 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
1.2.3. Railroad Market, by End-use, 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
1.3. Key Trends
1.4. Estimation Methodology
1.5. Research Assumption
Chapter 2. Global Railroad Market Definition and Scope
2.1. Objective of the Study
2.2. Market Definition & Scope
2.2.1. Industry Evolution
2.2.2. Scope of the Study
2.3. Years Considered for the Study
2.4. Currency Conversion Rates
Chapter 3. Global Railroad Market Dynamics
3.1. Railroad Market Impact Analysis (2020-2030)
3.1.1. Market Drivers Increasing Global trade Growing demand for efficient freight movement
3.1.2. Market Challenges Costly Infrastructure maintenance
3.1.3. Market Opportunities Growing need for more sustainable transportation options
Chapter 4. Global Railroad Market Industry Analysis
4.1. Porter’s 5 Force Model
4.1.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.1.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.1.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.1.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.1.5. Competitive Rivalry
4.2. Porter’s 5 Force Impact Analysis
4.3. PEST Analysis
4.3.1. Political
4.3.2. Economical
4.3.3. Social
4.3.4. Technological
4.3.5. Environmental
4.3.6. Legal
4.4. Top investment opportunity
4.5. Top winning strategies
4.6. COVID-19 Impact Analysis
4.7. Disruptive Trends
4.8. Industry Expert Perspective
4.9. Analyst Recommendation & Conclusion
Chapter 5. Global Railroad Market, by Type
5.1. Market Snapshot
5.2. Global Railroad Market by Type, Performance – Potential Analysis
5.3. Global Railroad Market Estimates & Forecasts by Type 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
5.4. Railroad Market, Sub Segment Analysis
5.4.1. Passenger Rail
5.4.2. Rail Freight
Chapter 6. Global Railroad Market, by End-use
6.1. Market Snapshot
6.2. Global Railroad Market by End-use, Performance – Potential Analysis
6.3. Global Railroad Market Estimates & Forecasts by End-use 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
6.4. Railroad Market, Sub Segment Analysis
6.4.1. Mining
6.4.2. Construction
6.4.3. Agriculture
6.4.4. Others
Chapter 7. Global Railroad Market, Regional Analysis
7.1. Top Leading Countries
7.2. Top Emerging Countries
7.3. Railroad Market, Regional Market Snapshot
7.4. North America Railroad Market
7.4.1. U.S. Railroad Market Type breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2020-2030 End-use breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2020-2030
7.4.2. Canada Railroad Market
7.5. Europe Railroad Market Snapshot
7.5.1. U.K. Railroad Market
7.5.2. Germany Railroad Market
7.5.3. France Railroad Market
7.5.4. Spain Railroad Market
7.5.5. Italy Railroad Market
7.5.6. Rest of Europe Railroad Market
7.6. Asia-Pacific Railroad Market Snapshot
7.6.1. China Railroad Market
7.6.2. India Railroad Market
7.6.3. Japan Railroad Market
7.6.4. Australia Railroad Market
7.6.5. South Korea Railroad Market
7.6.6. Rest of Asia Pacific Railroad Market
7.7. Latin America Railroad Market Snapshot
7.7.1. Brazil Railroad Market
7.7.2. Mexico Railroad Market
7.8. Middle East & Africa Railroad Market
7.8.1. Saudi Arabia Railroad Market
7.8.2. South Africa Railroad Market
7.8.3. Rest of Middle East & Africa Railroad Market

Chapter 8. Competitive Intelligence
8.1. Key Company SWOT Analysis
8.1.1. Company 1
8.1.2. Company 2
8.1.3. Company 3
8.2. Top Market Strategies
8.3. Company Profiles
8.3.1. Central Japan Railway Company Key Information Overview Financial (Subject to Data Availability) Product Summary Recent Developments
8.3.2. SNCF Group
8.3.3. Union Pacific Railroad
8.3.4. OAO RZD (Russian Railways)
8.3.5. BNSF Railway
8.3.6. Indian Railways
8.3.7. Deutsche Bahn
8.3.8. JSC Russian Railways
8.3.9. CSX Corporation
8.3.10. Amtrak
Chapter 9. Research Process
9.1. Research Process
9.1.1. Data Mining
9.1.2. Analysis
9.1.3. Market Estimation
9.1.4. Validation
9.1.5. Publishing
9.2. Research Attributes
9.3. Research Assumption

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