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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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
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
Revenue
£3bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.3%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
20,323
Businesses
441
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 - Industry Locations Chapter

London

London accounts for an estimated 22% of industry establishments because it has a substantial share of the nation's rail infrastructure and has been the main focus of construction and system improvements over the past five years. Demand for rail construction in the capital is driven by the large population. Many people working in London also commute from areas surrounding the capital, while the London Underground alone accounts for 24 million journeys per day. Considerable work was done on the Overground line in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games and work is currently under way on Crossrail, a major expansion of the network. TfL is the principal authority responsible for the London Underground. The.. 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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