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The MONT BLANC TRAMWAY or TRAMWAY DU MONT-BLANC (TMB) is a mountain railway line in the Haute-Savoie department of France
France
. It is the highest in France
France
and the fourth highest in Europe .

The spectacular views of Mont Blanc and adjacent mountains of the Mont Blanc massif provided by the tramway make it very popular with tourists. Furthermore, mountaineers and hikers use the tramway because its stops provide the jumping off points for many trails, as well as giving access to the Refuge Nid d'Aigle close to the terminus of railway. The normal alpine mountaineering route to climb Mont Blanc starts at the tramway's terminus, Nid d'Aigle, and proceeds either to an overnight stop at the Tête Rousse Hut , or at the higher Goûter Hut (fr).

CONTENTS

* 1 Location * 2 Technology * 3 Operations * 4 Gallery * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links

LOCATION

The line runs from a connection with the SNCF
SNCF
at Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
Le Fayet station to the Nid d'Aigle station at the Bionnassay glacier at an altitude of 2,372 m (7,782 ft). The initial intention was for the line to reach the Aiguille du Goûter
Aiguille du Goûter
.

TECHNOLOGY

The line is 12.4 km (7.7 mi) long