Munich East–Deisenhofen railway
|München Ost–Deisenhofen railway|
Flying junction in Giesing
|Line length||13.0 km (8.1 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||15 kV/16.7 Hz AC overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||120 km/h (74.6 mph) (max) with 2 sections of 100 km/h (62.1 mph) only|
The Munich East–Deisenhofen railway is a continuously-electrified, double-track, railway in the German state of Bavaria. It connects Munich East station with Deisenhofen and was opened on 10 October 1898.
Today the line is used by Munich S-Bahn trains. The whole length of the line is served by S-Bahn line S 3 (Mammendorf–Holzkirchen). Between Munich East and Munich-Giesing it is also served by line S 7 (Wolfratshausen–Kreuzstraße).
Between Munich East station and the flying junction between Munich-Giesing and Fasangarten stations the line is one of the few in Germany that has traffic running on the left. This feature allows S-Bahn services from München St.-Martin-Straße to be inserted into the S-Bahn line at Munich East while simultaneously reversing to run into the S-Bahn tunnel under central Munich or vice versa.