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Intercity and Night Trains - European Market Trends 2024

Europe - Analysis Intercity Markets - Market Shares - Operators - Fleets - Manufacturers - Products - Key Drivers - Age Structures Fleet - Forecast

Date: 03/06/2024

Product type: Studies*

Data format: PDF  Excel 

Language: english

pages: 171

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SCI Verkehr’s market study “Intercity and Night Trains - European Market Trends 2024” offers comprehensive insights into structure, fleets, volumes, and development trends in the market for coaches, locomotives, and push-pull trains in Continental Europe.

Locomotive-hauled trains recently became increasingly relevant in Europe. In the intercity transport market, these trains represent an appropriate alternative to the high-speed segment along international routes, with a highly positive market outlook. Moreover, locomotive-hauled trains also offer an alternative to short-distance air transport. Their operation is particularly advantageous in cross-border traffic, the expansion of which is the focus of numerous initiatives. The modularity and flexibility in use of locomotive-hauled trains also render them interesting for private investors and operators. Hence, they are an important piece of the puzzle for future development in European long-distance transport.

Based on current developments, this market study delivers an analysis and well-founded estimate of the market in Continental Europe for locomotive-hauled intercity trains and night train coaches, transport markets and network development.

In concrete terms, this market study includes:

  • A differentiated look at the European market for intercity passenger coaches and locomotives as parts of locomotive-hauled trains in the intercity segment (120-249 km/h) including an in-depth analysis of seven selected country markets
  • An analysis of the European and selected national intercity markets including transport market, competition, and market shares of the operators
  • A comprehensive analysis of the locomotive-hauled train industry markets including a fleet overview, manufacturers, and products as well as OEM and after-sales market volume and development
  • An overview of the most important drivers behind procurement and refurbishment of locomotive-hauled trains
  • A comprehensive analysis of current fleet stocks concerning quantities and age structures as well as future procurement potential up to 2030.
  • An analysis of current market shares of important manufacturers
  • A focus analysis of the European night train market including future volumes for new night train coach procurements

All in all, the study provides a well-founded analysis of the European intercity markets and market for locomotive-hauled trains. It provides crucial, complete, and differentiated information on this vehicle segment that is important for the development of long-distance transport in Europe.

Optionally available with the data annex in Excel format

  • All numbers concerning fleets, deliveries and market shares are transparently and comprehensively available
  • Apply the data sets for an individual evaluation and configuration or to access and supplement available market data

Find an exemplary data annex here.

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