Over long distances, the railway has always been the favourite transport system both in terms of impact on the environment (reduced emissions compared to road transport) and safety (less accidents). Considering the economic aspect, the reduction in costs tied to efficiency and service continuity can be added to the previous advantages.
Similarly to the road network, the already-existing stretches of the German railway network prevalently need to be optimised and maintenance needs to be carried out, rather than create new infrastructures. The reduced potential of transport and/or network congestion represents a factor that limits economic development in specific regions. In areas where high speed transport is used often, urgent interventions for protection from atmospheric and acoustic pollution are necessary.
Spiekermann adds its perfect knowledge of railway laws and standards to its specialist skills, for example the structural engineering and design of bridges and tunnels: in this manner, it can offer its clients a complete service for each design need.