The Rail Maintenance industry provides third-party below-rail maintenance services to the operators of Australia's freight and passenger rail networks. Due to the high safety standards required to operate rail systems and protect assets, demand for maintenance of rail networks is relatively inelastic. To grow, the industry has historically depended on trends towards outsourcing, as governments have involved the private sector to an increasing degree in managing railways. The other factor in demand for industry services is the extent of Australia's railways. When new track is constructed, the markets for maintenance services grow.
Companies in this industry are engaged in the maintenance and repair of rail lines. The construction of new infrastructure is excluded from the industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.