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

From Vaudagne to les Houches, via the Sainte-Marie viaduct

Starting from Vaudagne, the slopes ease (20 mm/m). The track crosses forests, and then it progresses on a ridge. Not long before les Houches, the track crosses the Arve valley on the most impressive structure of the line, the Sainte-Marie viaduct.

On on-demand stop is located just before the viaduct (kilometer 10.619). It is aptly called Viaduc Sainte-Marie.

Viaduc Sainte-Marie is the most impressive work of art of the line.
Viaduc Sainte-Marie is the most impressive work of art of the line.
A Z 850 EMU is leaving the Viaduc-Sainte-Marie stop, where the railway is set in a steep slope.
A Z 850 EMU is leaving the Viaduc-Sainte-Marie stop, where the railway is set in a steep slope.
The Viaduc-Sainte-Marie stop services the gondola to Le Prarion and the town of Les Houches.
The Viaduc-Sainte-Marie stop services the gondola to Le Prarion and the town of Les Houches.
The Viaduc Sainte-Marie stop is located immediately next to the viaduct.
The Viaduc Sainte-Marie stop is located immediately next to the viaduct.
In June 2007, a two-element Z 600 train crosses Viaduc Sainte-Marie.
In June 2007, a two-element Z 600 train crosses Viaduc Sainte-Marie.
Viaduc Sainte-Marie, seen from Les Houches.
Viaduc Sainte-Marie, seen from Les Houches.
Going towards Les Houches, we can see Viaduc Sainte-Marie going away from the back of a Z 800 train.
Going towards Les Houches, we can see Viaduc Sainte-Marie going away from the back of a Z 800 train.
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