Product Code: NC3D
Increased Passenger Ridership Drives Demand
The aim of this research service is to evaluate the revenue growth opportunities available for light rail transit rolling stock manufacturers in North America. The research offers analysis of key trends and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) preferences as well as strategic market sizing forecasts, market drivers, market restraints, and an in-depth market share analysis for streetcars and light rail transit systems. The scope of this research covers both the US and Canada from 2009-2020, with a base year of 2012 and a forecast period of 2013-2020. Key conclusions and a future outlook conclude this research service.
Key Questions This Study Will Answer
- What is the business environment of the North American light rail market, the dynamics, and the impact on mobility and urbanization?
- Who are the leading rolling stock suppliers in light rail and streetcar in the US and Canada?
- What are the types of light rail transit platform; what widths and capacity are currently deployed to meet the urban demand? How will vehicle configuration play a crucial role to meet such demand?
- What is the impact of construction of light rail projects in cities, in terms of congestion levels, property prices?
- What are the various types of technology suitable for a wireless catenary solution? Which technologies are currently leading the way?
- In the light rail transit space, modern streetcars will be the fastest-growing segment, while the total light rail market shows growth till the end of the decade.
- 1. Alstom, which previously operated in an advisory role by offering components (batteries, wires) has entered the light rail space with its Citadis Spirit model, which is a X% low-floor vehicle. The company followed Bombardiers strategy by deploying its % low-floor platform in the Canadian region of Ottawa, with X% of Canadian content on-board the light rail.
- 2. Bombardier increased its North American market presence with its recent Canadian light rail (X, Metrolinx) and streetcar (204,TTC) order, which is the largest order in history, globally, for light rail vehicles.
- 3. Streetcar OEMs, such as Brookville in Dallas and Inekon in Seattle, will be the first streetcars with on-board energy storage.
- 4. The first X% low-floor platforms for streetcars will be deployed in Cincinnati (2015) and Toronto (2012–2019).
- 5. OEMs are focusing on battery and super capacitor technology for on-board energy systems on light rail transit.
Table of Contents
- 1. Executive Summary
- 2. Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
- 3. Definitions and Segmentation
- 4. Overview of the Light Rail Transit Market
- 5. Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
- 6. Market and Technology Dynamics for Light Rail Transit Market
- 7. Impact of Regulations on Light Rail Investment
- 8. New Trends in Light Rail Transit-Vehicle Characteristics
- 9. Forecasts and Trends-Light Rail Transit Market
- 10. Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Light Rail Transit Market
- Light Rail Segment Breakdown
- Streetcar Segment Breakdown
- Canada Breakdown
- US Breakdown
- 11. Case Study: Light Rail versus Bus Transit Systems
- 12. Case Study: Light Rail Transit-Wireless Catenary Solutions
- 13. Conclusions and Future Outlook
- 14. Appendix