The eighth edition of the UNIFE World Rail Market Study once again provides a comprehensive view of the current status and expected development of the total and accessible world rail supply market - incl. effects of COVID-19!
The study covers the market development of 65 countries, which jointly comprise more than 98% of global rail traffic, clustered into seven regions. Data for countries that are not part of the focus group has been extrapolated on the basis of track kilometres, transportation units, passenger kilometres, and tonne kilometres.
The 2020 edition of the study qualitatively analyses sustainability as a key trend in the rail industry and its impact on the modal shift to rail. Rail – whether for mainline, urban/suburban or freight transportation – has significant environmental advantages in comparison to other modes of transportation. The European Union‘s Green Deal is just the latest prominent example of governmental initiatives pushing to reduce CO2 emissions. Consequently, a modal shift to rail is a key driver to decarbonize the overall transport industry, while simultaneously providing a growth opportunity for the rail supply industry.
This edition of the World Rail Market Study analyses these advantages, necessary prerequisites as well as the resulting implications for the rail supply industry. A detailed forecast of the most likely expected rail supply market development in the years 2023–2025 per region for rolling stock, infrastructure, services and rail control segments is also part of this study.
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