February 28, 2011 11:08 ET

High Speed Rail Industry to Reach $907 Billion By 2015

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - has announced the addition of SBI's new report, "High Speed Rail Infrastructure Component Manufacturing," to their collection of Railway Equipment market reports. For more information, visit

The successful installation of a fast moving transportation system is beneficial on two levels. First, it would decrease the nation's reliance on depleting fossil fuels and secondly, HSR will stimulate local economies and drive growth across the U.S. According to SBI Energy's new industry study High Speed Rail Infrastructure Component Manufacturing, the accumulated market value of global HSR manufacturing sectors was $244 billion from 2005 to 2009 and will grow to reach $907 billion between 2010 and 2015.

Nations around the globe are increasing their roll out of high-speed rail initiatives during 2010, making them an integral part of the overall transportation infrastructure. Several countries in Europe, for example, currently lacking an HSR system have made commitments to begin construction by the end of the year. In Asia, a multitude of HSR development projects are underway with anticipated completion dates between 2015 and 2020 and of the 17,000 miles of planned HSR track implementations worldwide, nearly 10,000 is allocated for Asia, SBI Energy reports.

The move for high-speed rail in the U.S. will create or save tens of thousands of jobs in areas like track-laying, manufacturing, planning and engineering, and rail maintenance and operations. Over 30 rail manufacturers, both domestic and foreign, have agreed to establish or expand their base of operations in the U.S. if they are hired to build the country's next generation HSR lines -- a commitment the Obama Administration secured to help ensure new jobs are created in the U.S.

This SBI Energy report analyzes the market opportunities that global HSR manufacturers are eager to embrace through the next decade. We examine the critical trends driving HSR growth by region and forecast the value of this growth by each of the manufactured HSR components. Finally, we look at the socioeconomic and consumer-based trends affecting the HSR industry, such as the development of next-generation HSR products, safety issues, and long-term effects of HSR on a transportation economy.

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