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The rail transport market - France

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MARKET OVERVIEW

1.1 Overview of the rail industry market

The rail industry refers to all economic activities relating to the production, sale and maintenance of vehicles for transport on railways. hicles, both passenger and freight, sometimes referred to as "freight".

The global rail market is growing , and is expected to continue to do so over the next few years. The production of rail technology accounts for a significant proportion of sales in this market.

The French passenger and freight transport market is following this global growth trend, in which it plays an important role.

France is also one of Europe's leading countries, behind Germany, in terms of train use as a means of transport, in terms of the number of kilometers traveled by individual passengers. Similarly, in terms of track built, the French and German networks dominate the European market.

The production of rail technologies is divided as follows: rolling stock, followed by signalling equipment, infrastructure works and other miscellaneous equipment. We also note theimportance of the digitalization of trains (for people) and the investments made to improve the consumer experience.

The passenger rail market is directly linked to public funding, unlike the freight sector, which is made up of numerous private players.although appreciated for its lower environmental footprint, rail transport faces stiff competition and aggressive pricing policies in the air, bus and river freight markets. The forthcoming liberalization of the sector is set to shake up the market with the arrival of new players. SNCF is focusing in particular on renewing its offer.

1.2 A growing global market underpinning increased trade

Global market characteristics

The global rail transport market was estimated at ***.* billion US dollars in ****, and is expected to reach a size of ***.* billion US dollars by ****, with a CAGR (***) of *.*% over the same period. Passenger transport, in particular, is expected to grow at a CAGR of *.*% to reach US$***.* billion ...

1.3 A mature French market

Since ****, the total length of rail lines operated in France has been steadily decreasing, falling in * years from over **,*** kilometers to less than **,*** kilometers. This decline can be explained by a number of factors: these may include a drop in demand for rail links in certain regions or areas, or the ...

DEMAND ANALYSIS

2.1 Breakdown of demand for rail transport equipment

France is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of railway rolling stock, thanks to its industry and its leading railway equipment manufacturers (***).

The main source of activity for the French rail industry is rolling stock construction. This is followed by the manufacture of signalling, safety and control equipment, the manufacture of parts, ...

2.2 Passenger and freight transport: indirect determinants of demand for rail transport equipment

At national level, **% of passenger transport demand (***).

Naturally, as trains are used for longer, more occasional journeys, demand for rail transport is less regular:

Frequency of train and RER use by the French in their daily commute France, ****, in % Source: ****

Whether for personal or business travel, demand for rail transport is ...

2.3 Demand for rolling stock boosted by government investment plans

As the leading player in regional development, the French government regularly invests in the development and maintenance of the rail network. Investments are made in the form of multi-year financing plans for various projects. These projects are designed, financed and managed not only by the French government, but also by local ...

2.4 Direct determinants of national demand for railway equipment

The main determinants of demand for railway equipment are :

The obsolescence of the equipment used in France. An example of equipment that could be a source of a further increase in demand for rail equipment is the average age of rail tracks: ** years in France, almost twice as old as in ...

2.5 Demand trends based on Covid-19 effects

Rail transport was heavily impacted by the health crisis at the start of ****, in the same way as other modes of transport. The regulatory measures introduced in the first half of **** (***) had a major impact on passenger transport, but also on overall economic activity, which may have had an impact on ...

MARKET STRUCTURE

3.1 French rail market players and the upcoming overhaul

The players in this market can be divided into three categories:

Rolling stock manufacturers, such as Alstom, Bombardier, Siemens... Signalling and control equipment manufacturers, such as Thales, Hitachi via its subsidiary Ansaldo STS France... Equipment manufacturers (***), such as Wabtec, Knorr Bresme, KTK Seats...

The number of players in the rolling stock ...

3.2 General structure of the French rail market

If we focus on the French railway structure and study the evolution of the number of locomotives, we see that both diesel and electric locomotives are decreasing in number sincelectric locomotives have been declining in number since ****, in roughly equivalent numbers, bearing in mind that electric locomotives are slightly less numerous ...

3.3 Characteristics of rail companies

Within the French rail system, there are the rail companies responsible for passenger and freight transport, as well as the infrastructure managers responsible for the following tasks:

Access for railway companies to the rail infrastructure of the network for which they are responsible, including the allocation of traffic slots (***) Operational management ...

OFFER ANALYSIS

4.1 A range of products driven by needs and technologies

The characteristics of the trains marketed by manufacturers depend mainly on the type of transport and customer targeted (***).

The train prices offered by manufacturers are generally fixed intenders, and negotiations make these prices volatile.

It should be noted that the train offer is more extensive for passenger transport, which can be ...

4.2 Summary of digital trends and developments

Good growth prospects for the French rail industry

Forecasts for growth in the international passenger and freight transport market, the sustained attractiveness of the French rail industry and government investment plans in the French rail sector are the main reasons behind the positive growth outlook for the French rail industry.

The ...

REGULATIONS

5.1 Regulations governing the rail market

Railway-related activities are subject to a number of legal constraints. The most significant legal texts are listed below (***). There is a growing convergence of rail standards and regulations on a European scale with the aim of harmonizing and facilitating the transport of people and goods.

Ona national scale, the law of ...

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