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Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing in the US

The Train, Subway and Transit Car Manufacturing industry manufactures and rebuilds locomotives, railroad cars, streetcars and transit cars, as well as railway maintenance equipment and train car components. At the outset of the five-year period to 2018, the industry grew rapidly; however, revenue declined overall as sharp declines in demand for transportation services dragged the industry down. Over the five years to 2018, industry revenue is expected to decline. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is expected to exhibit renewed growth.

Companies within this industry manufacture or rebuild locomotives and parts, railroad cars and streetcars, along with railway track maintenance equipment. Specific products include industrial, mining and railroad locomotives; railroad, light-rail, subway and transit cars; railroad rolling stock; and railroad equipment. This industry does not manufacture locomotive engines; see IBISWorld report 33361a Engine and Turbine Manufacturing in the United States.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from rail transportation
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To ...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table General Electric Company (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Siemens AG (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Trinity Industries Inc. (US industry-specific segment) – financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table volatility vs growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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