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.
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14 Nov 2011  |  Europe
Strategic Analysis of Alternative Powertrain Technologies in the European Diesel Locomotive and Railcar Market
Regulatory changes and costs of maintaining aging fleet driving new demand.
The research service provides an analysis of the European diesel locomotive and diesel railcar market and focuses on powertrain technologies to be used. Many technologies will see immediate application to cope with stringent emission norms stipulated by the European Union. The study segments the market by engine power and identifies the opportuniti...
08 May 2012  |  North America
Trends and Opportunities across Key Regions for Rail
The study is a 360 degree analysis of the global rail market that focuses on the key trends and business opportunities available across various rail segments around the world. The study provides an insight into how urbanization is influencing rail travel and highlights trends within the rail industry that are expected to possess huge revenue potent...
24 May 2013  |  Europe
Strategic Analysis of Growth Opportunities in the Western European Urban Rail Market for Rolling Stock Systems
Strong Orders in Light Rail and Automated People Mover Systems is Driving Growth
The study provides an analysis of the European urban rail market, primarily covering Light rail, Automated people mover systems and metros. The business environment of the Western European urban rail market, its dynamics, and impact on mobility and urbanization have been discussed in great detail. The study provides the unit shipment forecast by se...
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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04 Jun 2014  |  Europe
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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18 Jul 2014  |  North America
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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10 Oct 2014  |  North America
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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30 Sep 2015  |  North America
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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29 Jul 2016  |  Global
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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31 Aug 2016  |  Global
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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