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Automatic Train Operation System Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Train Type (Mainline [Passenger, Freight] Urban [High-speed, Metro]), By GoA Type (GoA 0- Manual Operation w/o Automatic Train Protection, GoA 1- Manual Operation w/ Automatic Train Protection, GoA 2- Semi-Automatic Train Operation , GoA 3- Driverless Train Operation, GoA 4- Unattended Train Operation ) and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Published On : September 16, 2020 | Report ID: FBI103610 | Status : Ongoing



Automatic Train Operation System (ATO) is a part of the Automatic Train Control (ATC). This system is used to automate the operations of trains. There is a Grade of Automation (GoA) that is present in this system, which consists of 4 grades. According to the level of grades, the train is automatically controlled without any staff on board- from acceleration to accurate stopping. This system is emerging in many urban train systems that replace the traditional manual driving. The rapid urbanization, development in technologies, have led to the growth of the ATO market. Furthermore, various government initiatives, funds, and subsidies for developing advanced technologies in trains have leveraged the growth of the ATO system market.

The constant growth in smart city projects, urbanization, and expansion in the rail network system connecting urban and suburban areas, adoption advanced technologies in trains, safety- security, and comfort mobility are the foremost driving factors of the growth of this market. Moreover, government initiatives to develop advanced technologies in trains is also driving the growth of this market. High installation and maintenance costs of the automatic train supervision system are some of the reasons that can hinder the growth of the market in the forecast period.

Market Segmentation:

Globally, the automatic train supervision system has been segmented by train type, by GoA type, and by region. By train type, the segment is further segmented into mainline trains and urban trains. The urban train comprises of high-speed trains and metros. These trains cover short distances and are technology equipped and are also automated, which is leading to the growth of the automatic train operation system market. By grade of automation type, there are four levels of GoA in the operation system. GoA level 2 is a widely used operating system majorly in metros. They are responsible for opening and closing of doors, setting the train in motion as well as stopping it precisely.

Key Players Covered:

The major companies in the global Automatic Train Operation System Market include Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom, MIPRO Electronics, Toshiba, Tech Mahindra Ltd., Cisco, Thales Group, and MERMIC Inc.

Key Insights

  • New Advancements in Automatic Train Operation System

  • Number of Products, Key Countries, 2018

  • New Product Launches, Key Players

Regional Analysis:

Geographically, the automatic train supervision market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world. North America holds the largest market share of the ATO market. It is expected to dominate this market in the forecast period owing to the adoption of advanced technologies, digitalization, and massive investments from the government. Increased disposable income of the region, rapid urbanization, and demographic growth are also boosting the market share of the automatic train supervision system in this region. However, North America is followed by the Asia Pacific in terms of railway management system market share owing to the adoption of high-end technologies by the region coupled with development in the rail infrastructures.

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By Train Type

  • Mainline-

    • Passenger

    • Freight

  • Urban-

    • High-speed

    • Metro

By GoA Type

  • GoA 0- Manual Operation w/o Automatic Train Protection

  • GoA 1- Manual Operation w/ Automatic Train Protection

  • GoA 2- Semi-Automatic Train Operation

  • GoA 3- Driverless Train Operation

  • GoA 4- Unattended Train Operation

By Geography

  • North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico)

  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Rest of the World

Key Developments:

  • November 2017: JRE East and Hitachi in a partnership have developed an innovative train control system using digital technology.

  • April 2018: Thales launches its 7th gen SelTrac TM train control system consisting of modern train operations and latest technologies to give their passengers a better journey experience

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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