Smart Railways Market

Smart Railways Market - Driven By Smart Systems for Optimal Utilization and Management of the Colossal Railway Infrastructure: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2015-2025

Adoption of innovative technologies is gaining traction in the railway sector, as governments look to offer hassle-free and efficient transport services. From ergonomic station design to ticketless travel, incorporation of smart technologies and solutions promises a massive transformation. In terms of valuation, the global smart railway market is projected to reach US$ 160 Bn in revenues by 2025, a staggering increase from US$ 17.6 Bn in 2015.

The key trends that will shape up the global smart railways market during the forecast period include,

Integrated ticketing: Adoption of paperless, integrated ticketing is gaining traction in major stations around the globe, and it is expected that smart ticketing will become more ubiquitous during the forecast period. As technology reduces our dependence on cash and paper, efforts to reduce waiting times and improve journey experience will gain momentum. The concept of a single ticket, regardless of the mode of transportation or service provider, can become a reality through the adoption of smart solutions and technology.

Big Data & IoT: Adoption of Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) can have a massive impact on train safety. Positive train control and computer-based point machines are already witnessing a shift from analogue to digital. In addition to safety features, IoT and Big Data will be employed to gain insights into traveller behaviour. This can help operators in meticulous planning, such as staff deployment, customer service, and personalised marketing campaigns.

Government Support for Smart Railways: Success in the smart railways domain is dependent on government support and funding to a large extent. Governments in various countries have made modernisation of railways a priority, enabling faster implementation and earmarking of funds. For example, China’s largest banks have joined other financial firms with a view to invest US$ 28 Bn in PPP projects related to smart railways.

Other key trends that are covered in detail in FMI’s report on the smart railways market include,

  • Digital payment methods in railways
  • Incorporation of fibre optic technology to improve rail safety
  • Demand prediction to optimise transportation capacity and assets
  • Adoption of GSM-R systems and cloud computing in railways

Smart Railways Market Analysis and Forecast by Offering Type 

Smart Railways Market

On the basis of offering type, the global smart railways market can be segmented into,

  • Devices & components (includes rail sensors, VSC, smart cards, networking & connectivity devices, and others)
  • Services (professional services, cloud services, integration & implementation services)
  • Solutions (PIS, ASMS, RTMS, smart ticketing, RCNS, ROMS, and others)

Among these, the solutions segment revenues are the highest, followed by devices & components, and services. The services segments is projected to increase at the highest CAGR during the forecast period 2015-2025.

Smart Railways Market Size by Offering Type (US$ Bn)

Offering Type

2015

2025

CAGR

Devices & Components

XX

XX

XX

Services

XX

XX

23.80%

Solutions

XX

XX

XX

(Concealed figures available in the report)

Smart Railways Market Analysis and Forecast by Region

Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) is the largest market for smart railways, followed by North America and Western Europe. The APEJ smart railway market is projected to reach nearly US$ 50 Bn in revenues by 2025, largely on the back of robust adoption of smart technologies in China and India. The market in North America will be dominated by the U.S., whereas the Western Europe smart railways market will witness growth in EU5 countries.

Smart Railways Market Size by Region (US$ Bn)

Offering Type

2015

2025

CAGR

APEJ

XX

49.3

XX

North America

XX

XX

XX

Western Europe

XX

XX

XX

Eastern Europe

XX

XX

XX

Latin America

XX

XX

XX

Middle East & Africa

XX

XX

XX

Japan

XX

XX

XX

(Concealed figures available in the report)

Key Players in the Global Smart Railway Market

The leading players profiled in FMI’s report on the smart railway market include ABB Group, Indra Sistemas, S.A., Alstom S.A., Alcatel-Lucent S.A. Bombardier Inc., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Hitachi, Ltd., Cisco Systems, Inc., Siemens AG, IBM Corporation, General Electric Co., and Ansaldo STS.

Introduction

Smart railways comprise solutions (software), devices & components (hardware) and services (professional, cloud and integration), which redefine and make intelligent use of rail assets and rail network communication by combining Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with smart transportation systems that facilitate connected, rapid, efficient and safer mode of travelling for commuters. In an era of digital communication, the gap between the physical and digital world is fading swiftly and being replaced with an entirely new mode in which the smart rail functions.

Report Synopsis

In this report, Future Market Insights presents a 10-year forecast of the global smart railways market between 2015 and 2025. The report considers 2014 as the base year and provides data for the following 12 months. In terms of revenue, the smart railways market is expected to register a CAGR of 22.3% during the forecast period.

Report Description

This research report provides a detailed market analysis, identifying all the primary forces driving the rapid growth of the smart railways market across the concerned regions. This study delivers insights about market dynamics across the seven key regions, which are expected to influence the current nature and future status of the smart railways market during the forecast period (2015-2025).

Introduction of metro and high speed rail projects, smart cities and smart transportation across the globe and increasing government support for railways are among the major factors driving growth of the global smart railways market. Furthermore, growing urbanisation & population worldwide and increasing safety and security concerns among travellers are some of the major factors contributing to growth of the global smart railways market.

The report includes FMI’s analysis of key trends, drivers and restraints influencing growth of the global smart railways market. A weighted average model is leveraged to identify the impact of the key growth drivers and restraints across the concerned regions in the market, in order to help clients in framing accurate business strategies.

The global smart railways market is segmented on the basis of offering type and region. On the basis of offering type, the smart railways market is segmented into devices and components, solutions and services. The report offers a detailed analysis of each of these segments in terms of market size (US$ Bn). Key regions assessed in the report are North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ), Japan and the Middle East & Africa.

Given the ever-fluctuating global economy, the report not only forecasts the market on the basis of CAGR, but also analyses the impact of key parameters during each year of the forecast period. This helps the clients to understand the predictability of the market and to identify the right opportunities in the global market during the forecast period. Also, a noteworthy feature of this report is the analysis of all vital segments in terms of absolute dollar opportunity, which is critical for assessing the level of revenue opportunity in the market.

In the final section of the report, a competitive landscape of the market is included in order to present the clients with a dashboard view, based on core business segments, revenue share and key growth strategy. This section is important for gleaning insights about participants in the market’s ecosystem. Additionally, it enables identification and evaluation of key competitors based on the in-depth assessment of their capabilities and successes in the marketplace. The report offers comprehensive profiles of the providers in order to evaluate their long and short-term strategies related to products across various regions, key offerings, and recent developments in the smart railways space. Key competitors covered in this report include Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., ABB Group, Indra Sistemas, S.A., Bombardier Inc., Hitachi, Ltd., Cisco Systems, Inc., Alstom S.A., Siemens AG, IBM Corporation, General Electric Co., Alcatel-Lucent S.A. and Ansaldo STS.

Research Methodology

In order to evaluate the smart railways market size, revenue generated by smart railways manufacturers and providers has been taken into consideration. Market estimates have been analysed keeping in mind various factors, such as technological, environmental, economical, legal and social. In order to provide accurate market forecast statistics, the current market was sized as it forms the basis of how the smart railways market would perform during the forecast period. Given the characteristics of the market, we triangulated the outcome on the basis of three different types of processes, namely secondary research, primary research and data from paid database. Primary research represents the bulk of our research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Secondary research includes product literature of key players, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents, recent trade journals, related technical write-ups, Internet sources, trade associations, agencies and statistical data from government websites. This collated data from primary and secondary sources is then analysed by the in-house research panel using market research statistical tools, which equates to the most appropriate methodology to provide a quality market research report.

Key Segments Covered

  • By Offering Type
    • Devices & Components
      • Rail Sensors
      • Video Surveillance Cameras
      • Smart Cards
      • Networking & Connectivity Devices (Router, Wi-Fi, Switches, etc.)
      • Others (Multimedia Displays)
    • Services
      • Professional Services
      • Cloud Services
      • Integration Services
    • Solutions
      • Passenger Information System (PIS)
      • Railway Traffic Management System (RTMS)
      • Advanced Security Management System
      • Smart Ticketing System (STS)
      • Rail Operations Management System
      • Rail Communication & Networking Systems
      • Others (Rail Analytics System and Freight Information System)

Key Regions/Countries Covered

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Western Europe
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Nordic
    • BENELUX
    • Rest of Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Rest of Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ)
    • China
    • India
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of APEJ
  • Japan
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA

Key Companies

  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • ABB Group
  • Indra Sistemas, S.A.
  • Bombardier Inc.
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Alstom S.A.
  • Siemens AG
  • IBM Corporation
  • General Electric Co.
  • Alcatel-Lucent S.A.
  • Ansaldo STS