Looming concern over the impact of transportation on environment is driving governments across the globe to encourage rail and intermodal transport for both passenger and freight transport. Additionally, rising off-shore outsourcing rates and growing complexity of supply chains due to globalization are increasing miles travelled by product from well to wheel. All businesses alike are forced to optimize their transportation and logistics strategy by adopting multimodal transport with rail as an important mode of transport. Rail industry stakeholders, on the other hand, are compelled to look for strategies to deal with increasing passenger miles, rising demand for freight transport, customer satisfaction and adhere to stringent environmental norms through new-age technology adoption and innovative business models.

Frost & Sullivan's Global Rail program area takes a 360-degree view of the industry factoring all the trends that impact and subsequently transform the rail industry. Key areas that the program explores are:

  • Rolling Stock (Light Rail, Metro, MainLine, High Speed Rail)
  • Infrastructure (signaling, track, station)
  • Bus & BRT solutions
  • Advanced technologies and New Business Models

We work closely with leading Rolling Stock Manufacturers, service providers and technology firms to help them assess, analyze and target opportunities. Our research services help us enable our clients to stay ahead of the curve in this industry.

  1. 17 Oct 2018  |  North America

    Growth Opportunities in the Global Mainline Electric Multiple Units (MEMUs) Market, Forecast to 2024

    New EMU Deliveries to Create a Market of $7.59 Billion by 2024

    With a strong resurgence in traffic volumes and shifting customer demands, rail is becoming the favoured choice as cities across the globe seek the most economical and fuel-efficient modes of travel. Western Europe is the largest market, and Germany is expected to require a vast number of regional and commuter transport vehicles in the next 10 ye...


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  2. 20 Jul 2018  |  North America

    US Rail Axle Bearings and Seals Market, Forecast to 2024

    New Bearing Deliveries and Aftermarket Services for Rail Vehicles to Create a Total Market Potential of $2.34 Billion in the Rail Axle Bearings Market Between 2018 and 2024

    Bearings are crucial for smooth operations of railway vehicles and for the safety of commodities and people being transported. Lowering noise levels and vibrations, high load carrying capacities, and long life are the expectations of bearings in rail. Rail axle bearings are mounted to the wheel axle journal and are a link between the wheel and fram...


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  3. 05 May 2017  |  Global

    Global Urban Rail Vehicle Database, 2016

    Interactive Dashboard for Rail OEMs, Rail Operators, and Vendors with Details of Networks and Vehicles of Global Urban Rail Transit Systems

    This research service covers all types of urban rail transit vehicles and rolling stock around the world. The vehicles are listed by region, sub-region, country, city, transit agency, transit classification (Metro, light rail, automated people mover, monorail, streetcar, heritage streetcar, automated guideways), number of lines, length of lines, nu...


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  4. 31 Aug 2016  |  Global

    Changing Business Strategies in Rail

    Transformational Shifts in Vehicle Automation and Digitalization to Shape the Future of the Rail Market

    This study analyzes the nature and the development of various business models and solutions launched by rail manufacturers, operators, and other service providers that are disrupting the rail market. It contains profiles of key participants and case studies of evolving business models in the market. The study also examines factors that will acceler...


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  5. 29 Jul 2016  |  Global

    Strategic Insight into the Indian Rail Market

    By 2020, the Indian Railways Will Invest Over $100 Billion to Create Transformational Digital Change

    This market insight provides an outlook of the growth opportunities for the rail industry in India. Ambitious government plans coupled with unprecedented levels of foreign investment are leading to a complete overhaul of the rail environment in India. Over 39 cities are planning to invest in expansive urban rail networks to address severe traffic c...


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  6. 30 Sep 2015  |  North America

    Global Locomotive and Rail Powertrain Systems Market

    Modernization and Use of Efficient Technologies Expected

    The market insight provides growth opportunities for the global locomotive and powertrain systems market and trends that are shaping it globally. The study highlights the key market forces in the rail industry. Moreover, it provides the competitive factors and key approaches in the market. The base year is 2014.


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  7. 10 Oct 2014  |  North America

    Strategic Analysis of the Latin American Rail Freight Market

    Increasing Freight Demands Driving Market Growth

    This strategic insight provides an outlook of growth opportunities in the Latin American rail freight market, primarily covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Secondary and primary research was conducted, including interviews with suppliers, regulation authorities, and distributors. The study discusses key trends, market dri...


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  8. 18 Jul 2014  |  North America

    Executive Analysis of the Global Rail Industry 2014

    Operators Push Towards Profitability by Boosting Rolling Stock Sales and Vehicle Retirement Rates

    The Strategic Insight provides an outlook of growth opportunities in the global rail market. It discusses key trends, market drivers, opportunities, regional influences, and market dynamics. It also provides market sizes for infrastructure and rolling stock on a global scale. Market forecasts by region (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Western...


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  9. 04 Jun 2014  |  Europe

    Opportunity Analysis of the Eastern European Rail Market: A 360-degree Perspective

    Interoperability in Pan-European Context Driving Market Growth

    The strategic insight provides an outlook of growth opportunities in the Eastern European rail market, primarily covering Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Ukraine. Secondary and primary research was conducted, including interviews with suppliers, regulation authorities, and distributors. The study discusses key trends, market drive...


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  10. 08 Jul 2013  |  Europe

    Strategic Analysis of Communications-Based Train Control Systems in the Western European Urban Rail Market

    Standardization, Modularity and Capacity Demands Driving Growth

    The study provides a strategic analysis of the Communications-Based Train Control Systems in the Western European Urban Rail Market, primarily covering Semi Automatic Train Operation (STO), Driverless Train Operation (DTO) and Unattended Train Operation (UTO) enabled by radio-based CBTC. The business environment of the Western European rail market ...


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