The Mont Blanc Express resumes partial service from 29 June 2013


The Mont-Blanc Express resumes a partial service on Saturday 29 June 2013, through the Chamonix Valley to Argentiere.

Network Rail France (Réseau Ferré de France), completes a major 14 month refit of the line between Le Fayet (St. Gervais) and Argentiere.

Work from Argentiere to Vallorcine is on-going, with a replacement bus service operating to the train schedule.

Eric Fournier, Mayor of Chamonix and President of the Community of Municipalities of the Chamonix Mont-Blanc, is publicly cautious about the scheduled return of service.

The electric line will be energised on Monday 24th June and testing will take place over the following days. The scheduled re-opening is therefore dependent on all operational and safety tests being succesfull and the line receiving approval from the RFF.

Mont Blanc Express, the Chamonix valley train

The Mont Blanc Express - a magical experience in the Alps

The Mont Blanc Express runs between Le Fayet (Municipality of Saint Gervais), through the Chamonix Valley, and down to the Rhone valley where it terminates at Martigny in the canton of Valais, Switzerland.

The train passes along the west side of the Mont Blanc Massif and takes the traveller on a spectacular journey with many interesting points to stop and explore, such as the Emosson Dam. The terminal, Martigny is an ancient Roman city with an original stadium and the new Gianadda Museum.

The Mont Blanc Express is considered one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the Alps. Do not miss it!

If you are staying in the Chamonix Valley, a journey on the Mont Blanc Express, is free with a Carte d'Hote. Ask your host for the "Guest Card". This card will give you free access to the whole of the Chamonix Valley public transport network between Servoz and Vallorcine.

For more informations check out this page: Mont Blanc Express - Prices & Timetables.

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