Opportunities for Contractors, Technology Providers, Suppliers and Investors

The urban rail market (metro rail/subway/rapid transit, light trail/tram/streetcar, and commuter rail/suburban rail) is poised for growth. Investments in the segment are being driven by an increasing awareness among city authorities and transport agencies that an efficient public transport system, including an urban rail system, is critical for the competitiveness of a city. Cities are looking at developing highly efficient and reliable urban rail systems, which means that there are construction opportunities as well as opportunities for equipment and technology providers. In the past few years, transport authorities/transit agencies have developed focused plans and city governments have introduced policy initiatives to stimulate investor interest. These industry and market forces are presenting sizeable business opportunities in the urban rail segment in both emerging and mature markets.

While opportunities exist, business leaders and investors are often faced with the tough challenge of which markets to focus on and where to invest. The recently released “High Growth Urban Rail Markets” report analyses the top 25 markets with high growth potential in the urban rail segment. The report presents investment and expansion plans for urban rail networks in the top 25 markets (countries), and highlights business opportunities for contractors, investors, private operators, technology suppliers and consultants.

The report analyses the recent developments and drivers that will shape the future of these markets. It presents projections for the coming decade and highlights the broad outlook for these markets. It also presents a list of key upcoming (planned and proposed) urban rail projects in these markets.

The report has seven distinct sections.

  • Introduction
  • Industry dynamics and market forces
  • Forecast and outlook
  • Expected or planned investment in urban rail projects
  • Emerging opportunities and prospects
  • Key projects across high growth markets
  • Market profiles (top 25 countries)

Each market profile provides data and analysis on:

  • Developers
  • Key transit agencies/operators
  • Industry and regulatory structure
  • Investment estimates and projections
  • Network development and expansion plans
  • Funding and financing
  • Key projects and current status
  • Expected ridership
  • Emerging opportunities for operators, EPC contractors, rolling stock suppliers, railway system suppliers (signalling, fare systems, tracks, etc.) and consultants
  • Analysis of upcoming projects by type
    • Introduction
    • Metrorail/subway/rapid transit/light metro projects
    • Light rail/streetcar/tram projects
    • Monorail/APM/ARL/other projects
    • Commuter rail/suburban rail
  • Analysis of upcoming projects by status
    • Projects under planning
    • Projects under construction
    • Projects under procurement
    • Modernisation projects under way
  • Analysis of projects by expected completion
    • Projects expected to be completed by 2025
    • Projects expected to be completed between 2025 and 2030
    • Projects expected to be completed beyond 2035
  • Expected investments in rolling stock, fare systems and technology
    • Expected investment in rolling stock
    • Expected investment in fare systems
    • Expected investment in signalling and communications technology
  • Recent developments and trends
  • Risks and challenges
  • Outlook

List of 25 countries

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Israel


  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United States


The report is priced at USD5,500.

The report was released in September 2020.

To download the brochure for the report, please click here

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For further inquiries, please contact:

Yasmeen Chopra
Mobile: +1 905 228 6419
Email: yasmeen.chopra@globalmasstransit.net

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The report is priced at USD 5,500.

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To purchase the report online, please click here

For any query, please contact:

Yasmeen Chopra
Mobile: +1 905 228 6419
Email: yasmeen.chopra@globalmasstransit.net