Siemens will supply 13 Simis D type electronic interlocking and Trainguard 200, its automatic train protection system for ETCS Level 2 while Kapsch will supply its GSM-R voice communications system.

The project set to be commissioned in two stages and is part of the rehabilitation Munich - Nuremberg - Berlin corridor. The 123km section from Leipzig to Erfurt and Halle will open in 2015, followed by the 107km section from Erfurt to Ebensfeld in 2017.