The concession, which is currently operated by DB Regio, covers services between Münster and Emden via Rheine, Meppen, and Leer with a total of 2.4 million train-km per year. Westfalenbahn has pledged to introduce new emus on the route from the start of the concession and a tender is currently being prepared.

The introduction of new trains will support service enhancements, including the introduction of regular-interval hourly services on the busiest section of the route between Meppen and Rheine. There will also be additional late evening and morning services.