Re: new trainsets for Mont Blanc Express

Vincent LE BIHAN

SNCF is the owner of the superstructure and, for the moment, operator of the line.  The region Rhône-Alpes buys the rolling stock and designates the operator: there may a change in the near future and another company become operator in place of the SNCF.
To run in Switzerland, the rolling stock has to be rack-equipped: some french trainsets are not and, thus, passengers have sometimes to change trains at the border.

Vincent 🇺🇦

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Le ven. 17 juin 2022 à 13:02, Toma Bacic <toma.bacic@...> a écrit :
Since my knowledge of the Martigny - Châtelard - Vallorcine - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet line is almost non-existent, I have additional questions:
- TMR is the operator and rolling stock owner on the Swiss, and SNCF on the French side, right?
- Swiss side operations (and the new rolling stock) are subsidied by Valais canton and confederation?
- the new Stadler trains will have pantographs and third rail shoes, right?
- are there interoperability on the line - are French trainsets run over the Swiss part of the line and vice versa?

Thank you and regards


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