The approval concerns works at 21 locations on the section from the Bavaria-Baden-Württemberg state border and Aichstetten near Ravensburg.

Infrastructure manager DB Network says the planning consultation procedure for the remaining sections of the route has largely been completed and it expects tendering for construction to begin as soon as this process is completed.

The Munich - Lindau line is part of the international link between the Bavarian capital and Zürich. With the completion of the project in 2020 the journey time for Munich - Zürich inter-city services will be cut from 4h 20min to 3h 30min.