The section between Munich East and Mühldorf has intensive diesel-worked weekday commuter services and the entire route is sometimes used for diversions when the main Munich – Traunstein – Salzburg line is closed.

The 21km section of the route between Munich East and Markt Schwaben is already electrified and is used by S-Bahn Line 2 services to Erding.

The planning process will be completed by December 2015 and in addition to electrification this will consider track-doubling on the remaining single-track sections of the route. A €127m project to construct a second track on the 11km Mühldorf – Tussling section of the line was launched last July and is due to be completed by 2017.