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Railway & Underground Railway Construction in the UK: Market Research Report

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Railway & Underground Railway Construction Market Research Report | SIC F42.120 | Aug 2016

Right on track: Large ongoing projects will continue to stimulate industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Railway & Underground Railway Construction market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Babcock Rail Limited Babcock Rail Limited market share
Balfour Beatty Group Limited Balfour Beatty Group Limited market share
Carillion plc Carillion plc market share
Colas Rail Limited Colas Rail Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Railway and Underground Railway Construction industry construct and maintain railway and tramway infrastructure. They are mainly employed by government bodies such as Network Rail, Transport for London and Northern Ireland Railways. These organisations are funded by the government's Department for Transport (DfT) and also generate income from private train operators and passenger fares. Rail infrastructure spending is organised in five-year cycles called control periods, which can result in uneven spending distribution. However, industry revenue has grown solidly for most of the period due to the commencement of construction of major projects like Crossrail and Thameslink and an increased government focus on rail infrastructure... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has moderate barriers to entry because most contractors can avoid massive capital investment by renting machinery and equipment. However, the technical complexity of some construction projects effectively restricts the entry of new, small-scale start-up competitors into these segments of the rail and underground construction market. Large-scale contractors usually have representation with many local government authorities and with the relevant rail organisation, but new entrants can generally compete effectively on smaller contracts, particularly maintenance and repair work on existing track and stations. Wel.. purchase to read more


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What is the Railway & Underground Railway Construction Industry?

This industry includes contractors that work on railway, underground railway and tramway infrastructure. New work, repairs, additions and maintenance on existing infrastructure are all included, but the installation of lighting and signalling equipment and the construction of bridges are excluded. Portions of the work can be subcontracted.

Industry Products
Track workElectrification workSupporting work
Industry Activities
Constructing railways and tramwaysConstructing associated structures such as platforms, fences and level crossingsPreparing construction sitesDesigning, laying and electrifying trackMaintaining and repairing rail infrastructure

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