Assuming approval is granted this year, construction will begin in 2023 and the new line should be in operation by December 2026.
The approximately 8.3km-long line runs north - south through the city’s western suburbs. It will start at Romanplatz, which is already served by three light rail routes. The line will then run via Laim, providing a connection to the S-Bahn, and will have connections with the U-Bahn at Laimer Platz (Line U5) and Holzapfelkreuth (Line U6). The line terminates at Aidenbachstrasse, connecting with Line U3. The new line will have 17 stops.
The ‘Tram West Tangent’ project is one of three tram extensions supported by Munich City Council in 2018. The expansion plan agreed, but not fully funded, calls for four new U-Bahn line extensions in addition to the U5 project that is underway.
Separately, SWM has applied for planning authority to operate passenger services on the existing Parzivalplatz - Scheidplatz section of light rail, which is currently only used for empty LRV movements.
The line, in the northeast of the city, would enable through services from the isolated Line 23 (Münchner Freiheit - Schwabing Nord) to the city centre.
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