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

Montroc-le Planet, kilometer 29.501

Montroc-le-Planet is the highest station of the line. The passenger building is now closed to the public, except for a small waiting room.

This station serves the villages of Montroc, Le Tour and Le Planet. It is the starting point to go to the lifts of the Charamillon - col de Balme area, and hikes such as Refuge Albert Ier or Aiguillette des Posettes.

Immediately after the Montroc station, the track enters Tunnel des Montets, the longest tunnel of the line (1883 m). It connects the Chamonix valley to the Vallorcine valley.

A Z 800 train and a Z 850 train meet in Montroc station.
A Z 800 train and a Z 850 train meet in Montroc station.
A Z 850 EMU is calling in Montroc.
A Z 850 EMU is calling in Montroc.
Montroc station, from the tracks.
Montroc station, from the tracks. On the right, one can see the station of the Charamillon gondola, and higher up, the pass called Col de Balme.
The passenger building in Montroc.
The passenger building in Montroc. In the background, a few clouds cling to the Mont-Blanc massif.
The entry of Tunnel des Montets in Montroc. This tunnel connects the Chamonix and Vallorcine valleys; it is 1883 meters long.
The entry of Tunnel des Montets in Montroc. This tunnel connects the Chamonix and Vallorcine valleys; it is 1883 meters long.
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