Published: 2022 June 06
Monorail Systems Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2029
180 pages
Report Summary
Table of Contents
List of Tables & Figures

Global Monorail Systems Market By Type (Straddle, Suspended), By Propulsion (Electric, Maglev), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029


Market Overview

The Global Monorail Systems Market is expected to grow at a high CAGR during the forecasting period (2022-2029). 

The growing urbanization coupled with the increased demand for in-city transportation all around the world is anticipated to drive the Monorail Systems Market in the forecast period.

A monorail is a railway in which the track consists of a single rail or a beam. The term is also used to describe the beam of the system, or the trains traveling on such a beam or track. Monorails have found applications in airport transfer and medium capacity metros. Vehicles either are suspended from or straddle a narrow guideway. In most cases rail is elevated, but monorails can also run at grade, below grade, or in subway tunnels. Monorail vehicles are wider than the guideway that supports them.

The report covers all the major trends and drivers playing a vital role in the growth of the global Monorail Systems market. The global Monorail Systems market has been segmented based on Type, Propulsion, and Region.

Market Dynamics

The global Monorail Systems Market is primarily driven by growing urbanization coupled with the demand for mass transit is increasing to ease congestion and traffic in the cities. The common transport for the city dwellers is the metro. Hence, governments all around the world are investing heavily in the metro transportation to cover larger areas of cities so that people can commute easily. In 2018, the most urbanized regions were: Northern America (82%), Latin America and the Caribbean (81%), Europe (74%), and Oceania (68%). While Asia has only about 50% level of urbanization, it is home to 54% of the world's urban population. Africa, with an urbanization level of 43%, at world level is on par with Europe, representing 13% of world's urban population. The urban population increases considerably faster in developing regions than in the developed ones.

However, lower passenger Capacity than other transportation systems (like buses, metro, and light rails) and the high initial cost of deployment are the major factors that will be hampering the growth of Monorail Systems market.

Market Segmentation

By Type, the global Monorail Systems Market is segmented into Straddle and Suspended. Straddle has the dominant position in the Monorail Systems market due to the capability of carrying a greater number of passengers than suspended monorail systems. However, the use of suspended monorails in the places like Zoo, malls to parking travel (like in China), parks is making the market for suspended monorail to grow with a higher CAGR in the forecast period. It is expected that Straddle monorail system will grow at a high CAGR during the forecast period.

By Propulsion, the global Monorail Systems Market is segmented into Electric and Maglev. Maglev has higher dominance in the Propulsion segment of Monorail Systems as they are efficient in operation and are cheaper in terms of installation costs. Moreover, due to large demand for electric monorails in countries like Japan, and South Korea electric segment will be growing with higher CAGR for the forecast period.

Regional Analysis

By geography, the global Monorail Systems Market is segmented into North America, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Europe, South America, and the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

APAC holds the largest market share for Monorail Systems Market due to the rapid urbanization coupled with demand for in-city transportation. The countries like India, China, Korea, and Japan are the majorly contributing to the growth of the market. Currently, when Mumbai is rolling from the beginning of this year, the other major cities are busy to streamline the process for their monorail projects too. Delhi, Bangalore, and Kerala have already submitted their Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) and got approval for the same, whereas Chennai has floated the technical and financial bids for its phase I to cover 57km at an estimated cost of Rs.8,500 crore. While Chennai's initial plan was to cover 111km of the city's periphery in the first phase, the government later dropped the plan of including the Vandalur-Puzhal (54 km) corridor.

However, Europe is after APAC in terms of the market share of Monorail Systems Market due to increase in demand for transportation, which is pollution-free as electric monorail is the perfect solution. Countries like Istanbul has largest monorail network in Whole Europe, and other countries are investing in monorail projects. Istanbul started the process of building the largest monorail network Europe has ever seen. Covering 47 kilometers (29 miles) and ultimately carrying 200,000 passengers a day.

Competitive Analysis

Key players are adopting strategies such as investing in R&D, new product launches, expansion in distribution channels to stand out as strong competitors in the market. Global Monorail Systems Market is a fragmented market with the presence of various global and regional players in the market. The major players include Thales Group, Alstom S.A., Hitachi Ltd, Bombardier Inc., and Scomi Engineering BHD. Other key players in the market include Siemens AG, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Urbanaut Monorail Technology, erobus International, Inc., and Intamin Bahntechnik.  

Trending Topics

Railway Wiring Harness Market

Railway Propulsion System Market

Railway Management System Market

Buy this report
Single User
Multiple User
Enterprise User
Proceed to Buy