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Train Dispatching Market Size - By Offering, Deployment, Application (Dispatch Unit Management, Reporting & Analysis, Call Management), Railroad (Dedicated Freight, Dedicated Passenger, Mixed, Regional & Shortlines) & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5805
  • Published Date: May 2023
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Train Dispatching Industry Analysis

Train Dispatching Market size surpassed USD 850 million in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 8% from 2023 to 2032 owing to dedicated freight railroads, passenger railroads, and real-time data analysis on train position, motion, and status. This also allows for remote monitoring and management of train movements. Passenger satisfaction is expected to improve if accurate real-time information about the status and location of in-transit vehicles is provided.

Train Dispatching Market

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The lack of a developed telecommunication infrastructure and limited access to smart devices in emerging markets create barriers in the industry growth. High internet costs are also a barrier to smart railway concepts such as train dispatching. As organizations increasingly adopt IoT technologies, pursue ambient computing technology, and offer various IoT solutions, standardization across data standards, wireless protocols & technologies will become more divergent to reduce complexities and costs. This is also credited to the growing number of newly developed connected devices that run on various platforms and technologies.

COVID-19 Impacts

The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the train dispatching market due to strict lockdowns and social distancing norms implemented to contain the outbreak. Economic uncertainty, partial business shutdown, and low consumer confidence affected the demand for substation automation technology. The pandemic disrupted the supply chain as well as logistics activities. However, with the relaxation of restrictions, the industry is expected to pick up speed in the post-pandemic scenario.

Train Dispatching Industry Trends

Smart energy meters, security devices, smart appliances, and smart transportation are a few examples of smart technologies that are used to develop smart cities. Ensuring public safety & security is critical to gaining citizens' trust while transitioning to a smart environment. As a result, incorporating public safety solutions into the smart city process is critical. Governments are investing rapidly in various sectors including smart homes & buildings, smart communication, smart transportation, smart utilities, public safety, and connected cars. All participants in the public and private sectors have acknowledged the need for improved transport infrastructure. Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific are increasing their focus on developing smarter rail infrastructure.

Train Dispatching Offerings Segmentation

The solutions segment held train dispatching market value of USD 750 million in 2022. Advancements in train dispatching solutions, such as touch-screen monitors, multi-color displays, computer icons, and detailed & accurate information, provide dispatchers with a more user-friendly train dispatching system. The information includes detailed maps, incident history reports, proximity incident reports, and database queries. Newer systems can continuously update & verify the information and recommend the closest available and most qualified responder to the dispatcher. The features purchased in the train dispatching system solutions are based on the needs of an agency. Larger rail lines typically use more advanced train dispatching systems.

Global Train Dispatching Market Size, By Offering Type, 2021-2032(USD Million)

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Train Dispatching Deployment Model Segmentation

The on-premises sector dominated 75% market share in 2022 and is expected to witness 6% growth till 2032. The high performance of on-premise solutions drives segment growth. Due to its low cost and backup & recovery capabilities, the on-premises model is best suited for train dispatching businesses. The growing need to manage large volumes of data, both structured and unstructured, is a critical factor promising growth prospects for the on-premises segment.

Train Dispatching Revenue Market Share, By Deployment model, 2022

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Train Dispatching Railroad Segmentation

The dedicated passenger railroad segment captured 40% share of train dispatching market in 2022 and will grow at a lucrative pace by 2032. Technological advancements in passenger trains have increased the integration of advanced train dispatching systems. Owing to the need for rail traffic safety and control, train dispatching systems are in high demand. Governments are investing in electrifying railway networks to reduce CO2 emissions and reliance on fossil fuels. Asia Pacific and Europe are increasing their expenditure on railway infrastructure. These developments will propel the business dynamics.

Train Dispatching Regional Analysis

North America is the dominant region in the global industry with over 40% share in 2022. The early adoption of technologies and globalization of shared services are some of the primary reasons for the region's large market portion. Due to the region's strong financial position, North American countries can invest more in leading train dispatching solutions and railway technologies. In North America, freight traffic dominates while passenger traffic is minor. Freight railroads are critical to the regional economy due to the import and export of coal & oil. Construction & upgrade projects for freight infrastructure and high-speed railway lines are major factors driving industry development in North America. Furthermore, freight railway transportation in the region is rapidly expanding. As a result, the rising demand for rail transport is expected to fuel the regional train dispatching market.

U.S. Train Dispatching  Market, 2020-2032 ( USD Million)

Train Dispatching Industry Leaders

Some of the major players operating in the train dispatching industry are Hitachi Rail Ltd., Siemens AG, Motorola Solutions Inc., Alstom SA, Wabtec Corporation, Thales Group, Hexagon AB, Tracsis PLC, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., and Toshiba. These players focus on strategic partnerships and new product launches & advertisements for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research, allowing them to introduce innovative train dispatching systems and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Train Dispatching Industry News:

  • In September 2022, Knorr-Bremse unveiled new connected solutions to increase the transport capacity of the existing rail infrastructure at InnoTrans 2022 in Germany. The company unveiled a digital goods train designed for efficient train dispatching and high vehicle availability. The train also allows for power & data connections throughout the train as well as automatic mechanical/pneumatic coupling & decoupling of railcars.
  • In January 2022, Motorola Solutions Inc. released the MOTOTRBO R7, a digital two-way radio designed to connect teams in noisy and harsh environments. The device offers advanced audio features, a slim & rugged design, and is programmed & updated wirelessly. It can also communicate with various sensors via DMR and Bluetooth and integrate with video security and access control systems. The MOTOTRBO R7 aids communication and collaboration in various work environments and its integration with other safety systems & technologies enables teams to detect & respond to events and emergencies more quickly.

This train dispatching market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Storage System

  • Solutions
  • Services

Market, By Storage Architecture

  • Dispatch unit management
  • Reporting & analysis
  • Call management
  • Others

Market, By Deployment Model

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

Market, By Railroad

  • Dedicated freight railroads
  • Dedicated passenger railroads
  • Mixed railroads
  • Regional & shortlines

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Poland
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • Japan
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Anish Pathak

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of train dispatching exceeded USD 850 million in 2022 and will showcase 8% CAGR of from 2023-2032 owing to the growing need for dedicated freight railroads along with real-time data analysis on train position, motion, and status.

Train dispatching industry share from the solutions segment reached over USD 750 million in 2022 and will significantly grow till 2032 due to rising adoption of touch-screen monitors, multi-color displays, computer icons, and detailed & accurate information.

Train dispatching industry size from the on-premises deployment model segment is estimated to witness 6% growth till 2032 on account of benefits, such as low cost and backup & recovery capabilities.

North America accounted for over 40% of the train dispatching industry share in 2022 due to the early adoption of technologies and globalization of shared services.

Hitachi Rail Ltd., Siemens AG, Motorola Solutions Inc., Alstom SA, Wabtec Corporation, Thales Group, Hexagon AB, Tracsis PLC, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., and Toshiba.

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