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Growth Opportunities in the Global Mainline Electric Multiple Units (MEMUs) Market, Forecast to 2024

Growth Opportunities in the Global Mainline Electric Multiple Units (MEMUs) Market, Forecast to 2024

With a strong resurgence in traffic volumes and shifting customer demands, rail is becoming the favoured choice as cities across the globe seek the most economical and fuel-efficient modes of travel.

Western Europe is the largest market, and Germany is expected to require a vast number of regional and commuter transport vehicles in the next 10 years. In Asia-Pacific, the market growth will become more significant as conventional coach-based railway will shift into using multiple units. The global volume for mainline EMUs created a market size of $ 7.5 billion in 2017. Emerging cities in APAC and Latin America on the verge of conurbation and with a population of 10 million or more have the need for new mass transit systems. Lesser carbon content than diesel-powered units and not significantly affecting the nearby air quality make EMUs the ideal choice for an affordable and reliable source of mass transport for routine commutes to busy areas in the cities where there is a need for reduced congestion.

Key participants from Western Europe that are technologically advanced in the manufacturing process and have made significant contributions in the region through delivering EMUs are expected to expand their global presence and embrace emerging regions in Europe, Americas, APAC, and MEA in their efforts to build alternate mass transit systems connecting cities to suburban and remote areas. This would encourage technology transfers and lead to standardisation of local production processes to maintain consistency in manufacturing rail vehicles and components throughout the world. There are several high-speed rail projects planned in the US, Russia, China, and parts of Europe, and commuter rail projects planned in the APAC and LATAM regions that would benefit the EMU rail industry when finalised. Investors for some projects in APAC have announced the planned investment and are looking for bidders for rail network expansion and rolling stock fleet size improvement along with a maintenance programme spanning decades of service in contract.

Research Scope
This study reviews the existing EMU fleet in all regions within the scope, provides analysis of the age of fleet in the individual regions as a measure of future requirements, and postulates a scope for mass production and extended presence in the regions. The challenges involved in each region, methods by which the challenges could be met and diverted to positively benefit the EMU rail market, along with market drivers, growth opportunities and guidelines for increasing market share are included as well.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Overview-Mainline Electric Multiple Units
    • Global Mainline EMUs-Market Engineering Measurements
    • Global Passenger Rail Operations Market Share
    • Overview of MEMU Rolling Stock Models
    • Key Findings and Future Outlook
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology
    • Key OEMs or Participant Groups Compared in This Study
  • Definitions and Segmentation
    • Railway Rolling Stock Market Segmentation
    • Product, Technology, Application, or Services Definitions
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total MEMU Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total MEMU Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table MEMU Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • MEMU Deliveries Forecast
    • Multiple Units by Type and Region in Active Service
      • Table MEMU Market: Multiple Units by Type and Region In Active Service, Global, 2017
    • Average Age of Multiple Units in Active Service by Region
    • Number of Multiple Units in Active Service by Age
      • Table MEMU Market: Number of Multiple Units in Active Service by Age, Global, 2017
  • Regional Analysis-Americas
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table MEMU Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Americas, 2017
    • Number of Multiple Units by Type and Country in Active Service
      • Table MEMU Market: Number of Multiple Units by Type and Country in Active Service, Americas, 2017
    • Average Age of Multiple Units in Active Service by Country
    • Number of Multiple Units in Active Service by Age
    • Supplier Market Share Analysis
    • Key Passenger Rail Operators
      • Table MEMU Market: Major Passenger Rail Operators, Americas, 2017
    • Price Structure of EMUs Used by Manufacturers
    • Overview of MEMU Rolling Stock Offerings
    • Number of MEMU Deliveries Forecast
  • Regional Analysis-Western Europe
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table MEMU Market: Market Engineering Measurements, W. Europe, 2017
    • Number of Multiple Units by Type and Country in Active Service
    • Average Age of Multiple Units in Active Service by Country
    • Number of Multiple Units in Active Service by Age
      • Table MEMU Market: Number of Multiple Units in Active Service by Age, Western Europe, 2017
    • Supplier Market Share Analysis
    • Key Passenger Rail Operators
      • Table MEMU Market: Major Passenger Rail Operators, Western Europe, 2017
    • Price Structure of EMUs Used by Manufacturers
    • Overview of MEMU Rolling Stock Offerings
    • Number of MEMU Deliveries Forecast
  • Regional Analysis-Eastern Europe
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table MEMU Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Eastern Europe, 2017
    • Number of Multiple Units by Type and Country in Active Service
      • Table MEMU Market: Number of Multiple Units by Type and Country in Active Service, Eastern Europe, 2017
    • Average Age of Multiple Units in Active Service by Country
    • Number of Multiple Units in Active Service by Age
      • Table MEMU Market: Number of Multiple Units in Active Service by Age, Eastern Europe, 2017
    • Supplier Market Share Analysis
    • Key Passenger Rail Operators
      • Table MEMU Market: Major Passenger Rail Operators, Eastern Europe, 2017
    • Price Structure of EMUs Used by Manufacturers
    • Number of MEMU Deliveries Forecast
  • Regional Analysis-CIS
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table MEMU Market: Market Engineering Measurements, CIS, 2017
    • Number of Multiple Units by Type and Country in Active Service
    • Average Age of Multiple Units in Active Service by Country
    • Number of Multiple Units in Active Service by Age
    • Supplier Market Share Analysis
    • Key Passenger Rail Operators
      • Table MEMU Market: Major Passenger Rail Operators, CIS, 2017
    • Price Structure of EMUs Used by Manufacturers
    • Number of MEMU Deliveries Forecast
  • Regional Analysis-Middle East and Africa
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table MEMU Market: Market Engineering Measurements, MEA, 2017
    • Number of Multiple Units by Type and Country in Active Service
      • Table MEMU Market: Number of Multiple Units by Type and Country in Active Service, MEA, 2017
    • Average Age of Multiple Units in Active Service by Country
    • Number of Multiple Units in Active Service by Age
    • Supplier Market Share Analysis
    • Key Passenger Rail Operators
      • Table MEMU Market: Major Passenger Rail Operators, MEA, 2017
    • Price Structure of EMUs Used by Manufacturers
    • Overview of MEMU Rolling Stock Offerings
    • Number of MEMU Deliveries Forecast
  • Regional Analysis-APAC
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table MEMU Market: Market Engineering Measurements, APAC, 2017
    • Number of Multiple Units by Type and Country in Active Service
      • Table MEMU Market: Number of Multiple Units by Type and Country in Active Service, APAC, 2017
    • Average Age of Multiple Units in Active Service by Country
    • Number of Multiple Units in Active Service by Age
    • Supplier Market Share Analysis
    • Key Passenger Rail Operators
      • Table MEMU Market: Major Passenger Rail Operators, APAC, 2017
    • Price Structure of EMUs Used by Manufacturers
    • Overview of MEMU Rolling Stock Offerings
    • Number of MEMU Deliveries Forecast
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunities Through Partnerships and Investment/M&A
    • Growth Opportunities Based on Current Offerings and Geographic Expansion
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • The Last Word-Three Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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