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Urban Passenger Rail Operations in the UK: Market Research Report

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Urban Passenger Rail Operations Market Research Report | SIC H49.311 | Sep 2016

Express line: Capacity expansion over the coming years will support continued revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Urban Passenger Rail Operations 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Transport for London Transport for London market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Urban Passenger Rail Operations industry includes businesses that operate passenger rail networks through urban, suburban or metropolitan areas, including specialised town-to-station and town-to-airport transport. The industry has grown strongly over the past five years, although this largely reflects trends in the performance of the industry's largest player, Transport for London (TfL). Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 6% to almost £4 billion. The performance of the industry is determined by a number of demographic and social factors, including the growth of the urban population, the rate of employment and competition from alternative forms of transport... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry is highly concentrated with the bulk of industry revenue generated by the transport networks in London. Despite some parts of the network being owned by separate subsidiaries and run by different companies, the Department for Transport (DfT) is estimated to generate 89.3% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Most operators of urban rail transport have significant concentration in the urban area they supply and the majority of competitive pressure is from alternative forms of urban transport, such as bus networks.

The high concentration of the industry is a product of the high barriers to entry. Capital requirements for the major operators are significant. Thi.. purchase to read more


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What is the Urban Passenger Rail Operations Industry?

This industry transports passengers by rail through urban, suburban or metropolitan areas, often underground. The industry also includes town-to-airport and town-to-station transport by rail. Tramways and interurban railways are not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Ordinary ticketsSeason tickets
Industry Activities
Transporting passengers by railway within citiesManaging rail infrastructure, including railway stations

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