Railway Management System Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The railway management system market is segmented by Component (Solutions, Services), Deployment Mode (On-Premise, Cloud), and Geography.

Railway Management System Industry Overview

Railway Management System Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 12 %

Major Players

Railway Management System Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Railway Management System Market Analysis

The railway management system market is expected to reach a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026). Global trends, such as digitization, automation technologies to enhance optimization, government initiatives, connectivity, sustainability, energy conservation, and integration of IoT, are expected to be the major factors for the growth of the market.

  • Railway 4.0, also known as Digital Railway, is a major trend that leads to the automation of railway operations, is boosting the growth of the market. Moreover, the railway industry embraces disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data analytics, cloud computing, and cybersecurity, which are likely to contribute to the growth of the market.
  • The global population is expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, out of which 75% will dwell in cities. Hence, it has become imperative for public agencies to ensure that the transportation sector, specifically the rail network, is ready to meet the growing connectivity needs. Moreover, the emerging trend of smart cities is also boosting the railway management system market.
  • The growth of the railway management system is expected to be primarily driven by the growing need for urban connectivity, increased integration of IoT- based solutions, and higher emphasis on reducing emissions.​By 2050, it is expected that passenger mobility will increase by 200-300%, and freight activity will increase by 150-250%.
  • Integration of the smart systems to communicate across traditional railway infrastructure, high investment in the development of software portfolio, minimizing error rates due to increasing system complexity and implementation of weatherproof sensors are identified as the major challenges faced by the market.
  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the automotive & transportation industry is amongst the most affected vertical and is facing huge losses due to lockdown across the world. Therefore the growth of the market is likely to fall till the resurgence of the industry.

Railway Management System Industry Segments

Railway management system integrates solutions and services which help in streamlining rail operations. It also helps in improving operational efficiency and deliver rail solutions with enhanced safety & compliance. The system includes all the possible aspects related to the rail journey from the train’s departure from the origin to its arrival at the destination.

By Component
Rail Asset Management System
Rail Traffic Management System
Rail Operation Management System
Rail Control System
Rail Maintenance Management System
Passenger Information System
Rail Security
Training and Consulting
System Integration and Deployment
Support and Maintenance
Managed Service
Professional Service
By Deployment Mode
North America
Rest of the World

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Railway Management System Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Railway Management System Market according to our research experts:

Passenger Information System to Drive the Market Growth

  • A passenger information system is likely to drive the growth of the market, as this is the most important communication link between transportation administrators and travelers, which provide visual and acoustic data to travelers on a route.
  • PIS comprises constant train following, course data and booking, travel arranging, travel planning, and online connectivity solutions and is likely to grow over the forecast period due to the increase in passenger traffic and digitalization in the railway industry.
  • For instance, in 2018, the Norwegian government started a project for complete digitalization of signaling and interlocking on the whole of the 4,200 km rail network in Norway, which is scheduled to be fully equipped with ERTMS by 2034.
Railway Management System Market - Passanger Traffic in Railways, India in Billion, FY 2025 - 2019

Asia-Pacific to Witness Highest Growth

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to account for the highest growth due to the rising adoption of new technologies and high investments for digital transformation. Moreover, the increasing GDP of countries such as Australia, Singapore, China, Korea, Hong Kong, and India further boost market growth.
  • India, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, is actively investing in the further development of its railway services. The country's railway ministry allocated a budget of USD 22.4 billion to develop the Indian railway network for the 2020-21 financial year.
  • With this, India aims to reduce fatalities, prevent derailment by the installation of online monitoring of rolling stock, implementation of ERP, wireless corridor, heavy-haul trains specializing in the freight business, and development of specialized R&D Center.
Railway Management System Market - Growth Rate by Geography (2020 -2025)

Railway Management System Market Competitor Analysis

The railway management system market is moderately fragmented. Players in the market adopt strategies like innovations in their product, strategic partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions, and others to expand their market share. Some of the key developments in the area are:

  • In November 2019, Alstom SA signed a second ten-year maintenance contract for ETCS equipment belonging to SBB, the Swiss national railway company. This contract extension is aimed to ensure the availability of spare parts and the large SBB fleet for the smooth operation of rail traffic in Switzerland.
  • In April 2019, IBM partnered with Sund & Bælt, which owns and operates some of the largest infrastructures. This collaboration can assist in IBM's development of an AI-powered IoT solution designed to help prolong the lifespan of aging bridges, tunnels, highways, and railways.

Railway Management System Market Top Players

  1. General Electric Company

  2. ABB limited

  3. Alstom SA

  4. Cisco Systems Inc.

  5. IBM Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Railway Management System Market Concentration

Railway Management System Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 High Demand for Regional as well as International Travel

      2. 4.2.2 Rapid Urbanization in Developing and Underdeveloped Countries

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Operational Inefficiency and Increasing Congestion with Respect to the Existing Railway Infrastructure Capacity

    4. 4.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Assessment on the Impact of COVID-19 on the market


    1. 5.1 By Component

      1. 5.1.1 Solutions**

        1. Rail Asset Management System

        2. Rail Traffic Management System

        3. Rail Operation Management System

        4. Rail Control System

        5. Rail Maintenance Management System

        6. Passenger Information System

        7. Rail Security

      2. 5.1.2 Services**

        1. Training and Consulting

        2. System Integration and Deployment

        3. Support and Maintenance

        4. Managed Service

        5. Professional Service

    2. 5.2 By Deployment Mode

      1. 5.2.1 On-Premise

      2. 5.2.2 Cloud

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.1.1 General Electric Company

      2. 6.1.2 ABB Limited

      3. 6.1.3 Alstom SA

      4. 6.1.4 Cisco Systems Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 IBM Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 Hitachi Limited

      7. 6.1.7 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

      8. 6.1.8 Siemens AG

      9. 6.1.9 Indra Sistemas SA

      10. 6.1.10 Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

      11. 6.1.11 Thales Group



** Sub-segmentation Analysis is Qualitative
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Railway Management System Market Research FAQs

The Railway Management System Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Railway Management System Market is growing at a CAGR of 12% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

General Electric Company, ABB limited, Alstom SA, Cisco Systems Inc., IBM Corporation are the major companies operating in Railway Management System Market.

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