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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, kilometer 19.029

Chamonix is one of the busiest stations of the line. It has a large passenger building and three passenger platforms. The station also has several siding tracks and a large service hall. /p>

This station is adjacent to the head station of the Montenvers rack railway. A metal footbridge connects the two stations.

A Z 800 EMU passes the points at the entrance into Chamonix station.
A Z 800 EMU passes the points at the entrance into Chamonix station.
Early in the morning, three trains are present in Chamonix station, overlooked by the Mont-Blanc.
Early in the morning, three trains are present in Chamonix station, overlooked by the Mont-Blanc.
Chamonix has two station: that of the Saint-Gervais-Vallorcine line, and that of the Montenvers railway.
Chamonix has two station: that of the Saint-Gervais-Vallorcine line, and that of the Montenvers railway.
A train enters the Chamonix station, from the downstream side.
A train enters the Chamonix station, from the downstream side.
In 2006, this Z 850 train from Saint-Gervais-le-Fayet is entering Chamonix station.
In 2006, this Z 850 train from Saint-Gervais-le-Fayet is entering Chamonix station.
In Chamonix, the Z 604 in its original livery rests in between its young successors, two Z 850 EMUs.
In Chamonix, the Z 604 in its original livery rests in between its young successors, two Z 850 EMUs.
The inside of Chamonix station building, refurbished at the beginning of the 2000s, is definitely modern-looking.
The inside of Chamonix station building, refurbished at the beginning of the 2000s, is definitely modern-looking.
In 2008, as the Z 600 are doing their last commercial runs, the Z 850 are ready to take over.
In 2008, as the Z 600 are doing their last commercial runs, the Z 850 are ready to take over.
A Z 800 train from Argentière is entering the Chamonix station. It is passing under the footbridge that links the main station to the Montenvers railway.
A Z 800 train from Argentière is entering the Chamonix station. It is passing under the footbridge that links the main station to the Montenvers railway.
Exiting Chamonix station towards Argentière.
Exiting Chamonix station towards Argentière.
On 15 August 2006, the Z 851 is leaving Chamonix towards Argentière.
On 15 August 2006, the Z 851 is leaving Chamonix towards Argentière. Another Z 850 train is remaining at platform 3.
The Z 604 in Chamonix in 2008.
The Z 604 in Chamonix in 2008.
Chamonix station, service tracks.
Chamonix station, service tracks. In 2006, the Z 601 is coupled to the two flat cars U 20203 and U 20201. In the background, one can see the hopper car U 20204.
In the summer of 2008, the Z 604 is resting in a siding in Chamonix.
In the summer of 2008, the Z 604 is resting in a siding in Chamonix.
In Chamonix, the U 20202 flatcar, with the crate, is coupled to a Z 600 EMU. The building in the background is Hôtel Mercure, formerly Hôtel Frantour.
In Chamonix, the U 20202 flatcar, with the crate, is coupled to a Z 600 EMU. The building in the background is Hôtel Mercure, formerly Hôtel Frantour.
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