The rebuilding of the 7.6km line will include the upgrading of Selb Plössberg and Aš stations, renewal of signalling, and construction of a new bridge over state road 2179 near Erkenreuth. Work on the Czech side of the border is being implemented by Czech infrastructure manager SŽDC.

The project is due to be completed by the end of next year and will enable trains to run direct from the Bavarian town of Hof to Cheb in the Czech Republic.