Munich Laim station

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Through station
München- Bahnhof München-Laim- auf Bahnsteig zu Gleis 1- Richtung München Hauptbahnhof 26.5.2012.JPG
LocationWotanstr. 3, Munich, Bavaria
Coordinates48°08′40″N 11°30′12″E / 48.14444°N 11.50333°E / 48.14444; 11.50333Coordinates: 48°08′40″N 11°30′12″E / 48.14444°N 11.50333°E / 48.14444; 11.50333
Owned byDB Netz
Operated byDB Station&Service
Platforms1 island platform
1 side platform
Train operatorsS-Bahn München
ConnectionsS 1 S 2 S 3 S 4 S 6 S 8
Bus 51 130 151 168
Other information
Station code4258[1]
DS100 codeML[2]
Passengers35,200 daily[3]
Preceding station   Munich S-Bahn   Following station
toward Freising or Airport
S 1
toward München Ost
S 2
toward Erding
toward Mammendorf
S 3
toward Holzkirchen
toward Geltendorf
S 4
toward Ebersberg
toward Tutzing
S 6
toward Ebersberg
toward Herrsching
S 8
toward Airport
München-Laim is located in Bavaria
Location within Bavaria
München-Laim is located in Germany
Location within Germany
München-Laim is located in Europe
Location within Europe
Munich Airport S-Bahn service
Munich Airport
Markt Schwaben
Munich East
City Centre
Karlsplatz (Stachus)
Munich Central
Munich Pasing

Munich-Laim station is a station on the trunk line of the Munich S-Bahn between Munich Central Station (German: Hauptbahnhof) and München-Pasing station. It is part of a large rail precinct, including Munich Laim marshalling yard. It has three platform tracks and is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 3 station.[1]



The station hall
Class 423 on line S2 in München-Laim station

S-Bahn lines S 1 to Freising or the Airport and S 2 to Dachau or Petershausen separate from lines S 3, S 4, S 6 and S 8 to Pasing at this station.[4]

Platform 1 is used by S-Bahn trains heading out of the city. A few metres from the platform, the track carrying lines S 3, S 4, S 6 and S 8 branches to the right away from the track carrying lines S 1 and S 2 and then crosses over it on a flyover. The nearest stations in this direction are Pasing, Obermenzing and Moosach. It is possible to transfer to regional and long-distance services in Pasing. Platform track 2 is used by S-Bahn trains heading into city on lines S1 and S2. Platform track 3 is used by S-Bahn services heading into city from Pasing. The next stop into the city is Hirschgarten.

The S-Bahn S 20 running between Pasing and Deisenhofen does not stop at Laim station, but runs south of it on the track to/from Solln.

Wotanstraße passes under the station through the Laim underpass, which has a maximum headroom of 3.20 m. Bus routes 51, 151 and 168 pass through the underpass. In the medium to long term, it is proposed that a tram line will be built here. South of the Laim underpass there is a bus stop served by routes 51, 131, 151 and 168. At night this is served by night bus N48.

The reconstruction of the whole area has been planned for some time. As part of this, Laim station is to be expanded to four tracks so that there will be a separate track for S-Bahn lines to the north (S1, S2), allowing them to be kept separate from the lines to Pasing (S3, S4, S6, S8) in both directions.

It is proposed to build a side tunnel for the bus route and to convert the central tunnel for tram line Munich tramway.

As part of the plan for a second S-Bahn trunk line some tracks will be rebuilt at the station.

S-Bahn services[edit]

Pedestrian bridge over the freight tracks in Laim


Previously München-Laim marshalling yard (Rangierbahnhof) was along with Munich East marshalling yard one of Munich's two marshalling yards. With the commissioning of the new Munich North marshalling yards, the station's marshalling yard lost its purpose, as wagons were now handling at the new facility. As Deutsche Bahn required additional storage space for Intercity-Express trains, parts of the old rail yard were rebuilt and modernised. The trains enter these storage sidings via a connecting track from the Munich Hauptbahnhof depot.

Through freight trains from Pasing, Ingolstadt and Landshut also pass Laim station before they run via Munich South towards Rosenheim and Austria.


Rail operations in the Laim station precinct are handled from different signal boxes:

  • The S-Bahn tracks to Donnersbergerbrücke are handled by the electronic interlocking at DB Netz‘s operations centre in Munich.
  • The modernised tracks of the ICE depot are controlled by the dispatcher in the depot.
  • The tracks of the former marshalling yard have been controlled since December 2008 by the electronic interlocking at the yard, which is also connected to the Munich operation centre. The track plan interlocking of 1951 and two mechanical interlocking of 1900 (signal box 3) and 1894 (signal box 1) were taken out of service at the same time. Since the commissioning of the Moosburg/Isar electronic interlocking and the related closure of signal boxes in the Langenbach (Oberbayern) station, signal box 2 in Laim yard has been Bavaria's oldest signal box that can be used to control signalling directly.


  1. ^ a b c "Stationspreisliste 2019" [Station price list 2019] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ MVV travel survey 2007/2008
  4. ^ "Map of the station area, showing the S-Bahn station and bus stops" (PDF) (in German). MVV. Retrieved 20 March 2013.


  • Peter Lisson, ed. (1991). Drehscheibe des Südens. Eisenbahnknoten München (in German). Darmstadt: Hestra-Verlag. ISBN 3-7771-0236-9.
  • Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.

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