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

From les Houches to les Bossons

After les Houches, the gradient is very easy. The track crosses river Arve again on a one-arch stone bridge called pont de Clair-Temps.

A straight alignment after the brdige leads to an on-request stop, Taconnaz (kilometer 14.360). Another straight alignment leads to les Bossons.

This straight alignment, located a little upstream of Les Houches, is prone to rock falls, hence the detection cables.
This straight alignment, located a little upstream of Les Houches, is prone to rock falls, hence the detection cables.
The Track crosses the Arve on Clair-Temps bridge between Les Houches and Taconnaz.
The Track crosses the Arve on Clair-Temps bridge between Les Houches and Taconnaz.
After Clair-Temps brdige, the track crosses the valley from one side to the other via a long straight alignment, see here looking towards Les Houches.
After Clair-Temps brdige, the track crosses the valley from one side to the other via a long straight alignment, see here looking towards Les Houches.
After the straight line, the track arrives in Taconnaz.
After the straight line, the track arrives in Taconnaz.
The Taconnaz on-demand stop is located along the road.
The Taconnaz on-demand stop is located along the road.
A Z 850 EMU in the winter between Taconnaz and Les Bossons.
A Z 850 EMU in the winter between Taconnaz and Les Bossons.
A few hundreds of meters downstream of Les Bossons, the track runs close to the famous ski jumping hill and gondola.
A few hundreds of meters downstream of Les Bossons, the track runs close to the famous ski jumping hill and gondola.
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