The UK Rail Market 2009

Fully updated August 2009 edition

This comprehensively updated edition of our popular survey of the UK rail market includes summarised details of Network Rail's recently finalised spending plans over the next five years and likely future developments and enhancements to the national network.

Also covered is an up-to-date overview of passenger rail franchises, including the latest traffic figures, non-franchised passenger operators and principal freight train operating companies.

The report additionally provides data on Transport for London's expenditure plans, together with status updates on key projects such as Crossrail. Operational and planned light rail and light metro systems in other cities are also covered.

Coverage of rolling stock procurement includes summaries of current vehicle purchasing programmes. The report is completed by a sector-by-sector guide to principal suppliers to the UK rail market.

Numerous useful links to websites are also provided, enabling users to research specialist topics more deeply. Fully updated, the report's contents reflect the situation as at July 2009.