The train of the Mont-Blanc valleys
History and engineering of Mont-Blanc Express

Argentière, kilometer 27.298

Argentière is one of the railway’s few stations whose passenger building is open to the public, with a ticket counter. The former freight yard has been disused for a long time, but a siding is still used regularly by service trains.

Argentière is the origin of hikes to col des Montets or Aiguilles Rouges. A cable car used to lead to Aiguille des Grands Montets, but it was destroyed in a fire in 2018. There is a project to rebuild it, tentatively for 2025.

In 2011, a Z 800 EMU is calling at Argentière.
In 2011, a Z 800 EMU is calling at Argentière.
The Argentière station, with its siding in the foreground.
The Argentière station, with its siding in the foreground.
The Argentière village is overlooked by the Argentière glacier, visible in the gorge on the right.
The Argentière village is overlooked by the Argentière glacier, visible in the gorge on the right.
Z 800 train in Argentière in winter 2001-2002, about to leave towards Chamonix.
Z 800 train in Argentière in winter 2001-2002, about to leave towards Chamonix. Auteur : Klaus Föhl.
On 16 August 2006, the Z 853 is leaving Argentière.
On 16 August 2006, the Z 853 is leaving Argentière. After crossing the Arve, it will reach Montroc, the highest point of the line, via relatively steep slopes.
This Z 850 EMU is leaving Argentière station; it is crossing the Arve on a stone bridge.
This Z 850 EMU is leaving Argentière station; it is crossing the Arve on a stone bridge.
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