Update Friday 16th of August 2019:
On August 14th, the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc has announced that the Montenvers rack & pinion railway will resume normal service as of Thursday, the 15th of August.
The train will follow its normal schedule.
The CMB thanked the state control services (STRMTG) for their wholehearted collaboration, having authorized the return to normal service after the control measures undertaken in such circumstances.
The CMB confirm that no technical failure was detected and that the derailment happened due to human error solely.
Update Wednesday 14th of August 2019:
The Compagnie du Mont-BLanc has released another statement yesterday, the 13th of August 2019.
According to this new press release, the Montenvers rack & pinion will be closed all day today, the 14th of August.
After meeting this morning with the competent national control authorities, the CMB is presently exchanging with them to elaborate the necessary corrective measures.
These corrective measures will allow normal service to be resumed in total safety once the track has been repaired.
"We must underline that no technical failure has been brought to light, permitting us to confirm that the reason for the accident is solely down to human error", ends the CMB statement.
We will inform you of the updates as soon as they are available.