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Vallorcine, kilometer 34.115

Vallorcine is the last French village before the Swiss border. With the opening of a gondola to the Charamillon-Balme ski area in the mid-2000s, it became a ski resort.

The station was formerly called international station, somewhat emphetically. It has two platform, a small set of sidings and a shed that occasionally houses rolling stock. Nowadays, the connection with the Martigny-Châtelard trains always takes place in Vallorcine, but in the past this sometimes took place in Le Châtelard.

The passenger building in Vallorcine.
The passenger building in Vallorcine.
Two Z 800 EMUs are passing in Vallorcine.
Two Z 800 EMUs are passing in Vallorcine.
In 2006, a Z 800 train is arriving in Vallorcine.
In 2006, a Z 800 train is arriving in Vallorcine.
The station building of Vallorcine has a restaurant called Arrêt Bougnête.
The station building of Vallorcine has a restaurant called Arrêt Bougnête.
The Vallorcine station is still open, with a ticket office.
The Vallorcine station is still open, with a ticket office.
A view on the Vallorcine station, shot from the Balme gondola.
A view on the Vallorcine station, shot from the Balme gondola.
A Z 850 is passing the sidings area in Vallorcine.
A Z 850 is passing the sidings area in Vallorcine.
In Vallorcine, there is a closed shed where rolling stock can be stored.
In Vallorcine, there is a closed shed where rolling stock can be stored. In the top left, one can see the lower station of the Vallorcine gondola.
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