Project Insight - Railway Construction Projects: Asia-Pacific

Project Insight - Railway Construction Projects: Asia-Pacific


Massive population increases and urbanization in Asia-Pacific have put a strain on transport infrastructure and accordingly transport investment in the region is expected to outstrip all other major global regions in the next decade. The report provides detailed analysis, information and insights based on 826 CIC projects in the Asia-Pacific market. The report provides detailed metrics on the region's railway construction projects (as tracked by CIC) split by country, type (e.g. high speed, conventional commuter and mass rapid transit/metros) and value. Country profiles are provided for the top 10 countries including China, India and Australia.


Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) is currently tracking railway construction projects in Asia-Pacific with a total value of US$2.68 trillion, which includes projects from the announced to execution stages. The regions projects tracked account for 131,050km of railway.

China leads with a value of US$1.35 trillion with the country’s highest value project being the US$42.4 billion Dalian–Yantai Undersea Railway Tunnel followed by India with US$342.4 billion and its highest value project the US$32.6 billion Chennai–New Delhi Corridor High Speed Rail.

Annual spending on the 826 projects tracked is expected to reach US$478.8 billion in 2019.

Leading contractors in the region are China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC), China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).


The report provides analysis based on CIC projects showing total project values for the Asia-Pacific market and analysis by stage and funding for the top ten countries. The top 50 projects are listed for the region giving country, stage, value, km length and rail sector if known. Ranked listings of the top participants for the sector are also provided showing the leading contractors, consulting engineers and project owners.

Reasons To Buy

  • Gain insight into main drivers of activity and forecasts for the railway construction sector.
  • Assess al major projects by value, start date, scope and stage of development for the region and top 10 countries to support business development activities.
  • Plan campaigns by country based on specific project opportunities and align resources to the most attractive markets.
Key Highlights
  • The highest value of projects are at the execution stage, with US$1.08 trillion, followed by projects at the planning stage with US$916.9 billion.
  • Projects in the pre-planning stage amount to US$382.1 billion, while projects in the pre-execution stage account for US$294.5 billion.
  • Railway projects tracked in the region account for 131,050km.
  • China accounts for highest value of railway projects with US$1.35 trillion.
  • Public investment is responsible for the funding of the highest proportion of projects, with 78%, with joint public and private funding at 18% and the remaining 4% of projects financed solely by private funding.

  • Regional Overview
    • Table Asia-Pacific - Railway Construction Project Pipeline, Value by Country and Stage (US$ million)
    • Table Top 50 Railway Projects by Value
  • Key Operators
    • Table Key Contractors - Value of Projects
    • Table Key Consulting Engineers - Value of Projects
    • Table Key Project Owners - Value of Projects
  • Project Analytics by Country
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • Japan
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
    • Mongolia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore
  • Methodology
  • Disclaimer

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