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Rail Transportation in Canada: Market Research Report

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Rail Transportation in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 48211CA | Jul 2015

The right track: Recent capital investments boost railway efficiency and profitability

IBISWorld’s Rail Transportation market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$14bn
Annual Growth 10-15
4.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
37,160
Businesses
48
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Canadian Rail Transport industry is displaying strong and steady growth amidst a global resurgence in train popularity. The growing attractiveness of rail is derived from the increased fuel efficiency, cost effectiveness and flexibility of this form transportation as compared with other modes of transport. These advantages are not inherent in rail transportation but are the result of increasing capital investment by industry operators over the five years to 2015. Consequently, in the five years to 2020, the industry is set to improve at a more sustainable rate and IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase. This is because freight volumes are expected to grow as the overall economy and labour market continue to improve... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Canadian Rail Transportation industry is displaying strong and steady growth amid a global resurgence in train popularity. Increased fuel efficiency, cost effectiveness and mobility compared with other modes of transport have contributed to the growing attractiveness of rail. These advantages are not inherent in rail transportation but are the result of increasing capital investment by industry operators over the five years to 2015. Collectively, industry operators invested $2.7 billion in 2011 on infrastructure, fuel-efficient trains and upgraded tracks. In 2013, Canada National Railway alone spent an estimated $1.9 billion on capital investments while Canadian Pacific spent $1.1 billion, most of which went toward expanding network capacity and increasing productivity... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Rail Transportation Industry?

Industry operators primarily manage railways, including long-haul or mainline railways, short-haul railways and passenger railways. This industry excludes the operation of street railways and urban rapid transit, tourist and scenic trains, or switching and terminal railways.

Industry Products
Intermodal freight transportationBulk freight transportationPassengers transportation
 
Industry Activities
Transporting freight by mainline railways Transporting freight by short line railwaysTransporting passengers by railways


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