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Railway Buffer Stops Market

Market Insights on Railway Buffer Stops covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

Railway Buffer Stops Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 - 2016 and Opportunity Assessment; 2017 - 2027

Railway Buffer Stops Market: Introduction

Railway buffer stops are used for stopping rail vehicles and also preventing them from crossing the physical section of the track. Railway buffer stops are designed according to the coupling used in the rail vehicles, as coupling is the first part that comes in contact with railway buffer stops and therefore, it should be according to the rail vehicle.

Railway buffer stops are generally of following types – frictional buffer stops, fixed buffer stops, hydraulic/mechanical buffer stops, wheel stops, folding buffer stops and special designed buffer stops.

Frictional buffer stops are mainly used to decelerate the speed of the rail vehicle and stop it in a controlled manner. They provide cost-effective and energy-efficient solution in stopping the rail vehicle.

Frictional buffer stops prevent from damage and reduce the risk of injury of the passengers travelling in the rail vehicle. Additionally, they are designed according to the speed and the weight of the rail vehicle.

Fixed buffer stops are used for the purpose of marking the end so that the rail vehicle can be stopped from falling. Fixed buffer stops do not provide energy absorbing solutions but they can stop a rail vehicle operating at slow speed. Hydraulic/mechanical buffer stops are used in the places where there is no space available for the sliding buffer stops.

Stationary hydraulic/mechanical device is used to deal with this problem. These stationary buffer stops have less strength as compared to the sliding buffer stops, as they are restricted by the length of the hydraulic/mechanical device. Wheel stops are used in maintenance facility and to prevent rail ends from the damage.

Wheel stops are used for small rail vehicles that operate at a slow speed. Folding buffer stops prevent from shunting accidents. Special buffer stops are customized according to the rail vehicles, which include mountain railway, light narrow gauge heritage railways, etc.

Railway Buffer Stops Market: Dynamics

Increasing consumer inclination towards safety and security is expected to drive the global railway buffer stops market over the forecast period. There is successive growth in the use of public transport since the past years and the trend is expected to continue in the near future.

The railway industry is directly estimated to drive the railway buffer stops market. Stringent rules and regulations by the government and the ruling authorities of the developed and developing countries regarding the safety of the passenger is one of the prominent drivers of the global railway buffer stops market.

Railway buffer stops have prominent characteristic of being energy efficient and cost effective, which is expected to fuel its growth in the global market in the near future.

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Railway Buffer Stops Market: Regional Outlook

Stringent rules and regulations regarding the safety of passengers in Europe and North America have increased the demand for buffer stops in this region, which in turn is estimated to accelerate the railway buffer stops market in the near future.

Growing use of public transport in countries such as India and China in the Asia Pacific region is driving the growth of the railway industry, which is estimated to propel the railway buffer stops market in this region. Emerging countries of the Middle East and Africa are expected to cover significant market value share in the global railway buffer stop market over the estimated period.

Railway Buffer Stops Market: Key Players

Examples of some of the key players in the global market of global railway buffer stops market are:

  • Rawie
  • Applegate
  • Martinus Rai
  • Gantrex
  • OLEO International
  • Industrispår AB
  • Star Track Fasteners Pvt. Ltd.
  • G.J Price Railway Contractors Limited
  • Caterpillar
  • GMT Rubber-Metal-Technic Ltd

The research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically supported and industry-validated market data. It also contains projections using a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies. The research report provides analysis and information according to market segments such as geographies, application, and industry.

Nikhil Kaitwade
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The report covers exhaust analysis on

  • Market Segments
  • Market Dynamics
  • Market Size
  • Supply & Demand
  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Technology
  • Value Chain

Regional analysis includes

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico. Brazil)
  • Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand)
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, S. Africa, Northern Africa)

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

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Railway Buffer Stops Market: Segmentation

The railway buffer stops market can be segmented on the basis of type of product type and end use.

The railway buffer stops market by product type can be segmented as:

  • Frictional Buffer Stops
  • Fixed Buffer Stops
  • Hydraulic/Mechanical Buffer Stops
  • Wheel Stops
  • Folding Buffer Stops
  • Special Designed Buffer Stops

The railway buffer stops market by sales channel can be segmented as:

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

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