The Rail Transportation industry is emerging as the mainstay in Canadian freight transportation. During the recession, the industry found itself at its lowest point in decades. This decline was short lived, however, as industry revenue recovered in the following years, leaving operators well positioned to expand during recovery and after. Over the coming years, the industry may benefit from upcoming capital programs, which can become revenue-generating segments in the future.
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, tourist and scenic trains, urban rapid transit and switching and terminal railways.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.