Going to Aussois following the landslide

Dear ALERT members,

Many of ALERT Workshop and School participants already contacted us about the difficulty to get a train connection to Aussois. Some of you received a message related to the cancelling of their train ticket.

The reason of these canceled trains is the rock slope instability that occured in the Maurienne Valley on Sunday 27th August (see a French article here). As a researcher in geomechanics, this instability problem is really interesting.

However, its consequence is the following: the train connections, the highway and the regional roads are currently closed due to this instability.

We may hope that the highways will be open very soon but it will not be the case for the train lines. That means that the travel by car to Aussois at the end of September should be possible.

The Bureau is in contact with the Center Paul Langevin to try to find a solution to the problem.

For the people coming from France to Aussois (by train), we propose you to take a train to Chambéry and we will organise a bus between Chambéry station and Aussois the Sunday 24th at 6:30 pm.

We will organise also a bus connection between Chambéry station and Aussois the Wednesday 27th at 6:45 pm. The same organisation will be foreseen at the end of the workshop (Wednesday 27th at 6:45pm at the station) and school (Saturday 30th at 3pm at the station) .

We will send directly a message to the participant that declared to come by train to Aussois.

We will do our best to organize the transfer.

For the people coming from Italy to Aussois, the situation is a bit more complex and we would suggest to organize your travel to Aussois by car.

We will of course keep you informed in case of any changes.

Thank you again for your support and hoping to see you in Aussois!

Best regards,
Frédéric COLLIN.

22 thoughts on “Going to Aussois following the landslide

  1. Hi,

    We are coming from Milano and we will be in Turin at 5:00pm on the 24th Sept. Our plan was to further take the train to Bardonecchia at 5:45pm-7:15pm. We could then share a taxi from Bardonecchia to Aussois. What do you think?

    Thanks Gertraud

  2. Hello,

    My Train from Paris to Modane is cancelled. I am looking to book a new ticket from Paris to Chambery. Does anybody know TGV INOUI from Paris to Chambery runs normally?

  3. Moreover, you mention that there will be a bus on Wednesday, from Aussois to Chambery at 18:45. What time is this bus expected to be at Chambery station? I need to check which train I can take for Paris.

      • Hello Arthur,

        Sorry for asking again it is still not clear to me and since it is important to book the right train ticket from Chambery, let me clarify this.

        The bus will leave from Aussois at 18:45, and will arrive at Chambery at XX:XX?
        The bus will leave Aussois at XX:XX and will arrive at Chambery at 18:45?


        • No worry. The bus will leave Aussois at around 16:45 and will arrive at Chambéry at 18:45. All the times are given at the station, so people can book their train accordingly.


  4. Hello,
    I am going to attend ALERT doctoral school from 27 September to 30 September. I have booked return train tickets for ALERT Doctoral school from Nancy, France. While coming to Aussois, I will reach Chambery at 03:36 PM and I think I will have plenty of time to catch the bus that you will arrange from Chambery to Aussois which according to your website is at 6:45 PM.

    But what worries me is the schedule for the return. While leaving Aussois on 30 September 2023, I must reach Chambery before 04:23 PM because my train at Chambery station will leave for Nancy at 04:23 PM. Is the time that you mentioned on the website (Saturday 30th at 3:00 PM at the station) the time that we will reach the Chambery station or is it the time that we will leave Aussois?
    Looking forward to your response. Thank you.

    Best regards,

    • Dear Hasnain,

      As written, it is the time at which you are expected to arrive at the station! All the time written above are always at the train station so it is easier for people to manage their train.

      Kind regards,

  5. Dear Arthur.

    Hello, I am Ryunosuke Kido.
    I am going to attend ALERT geomaterials Workshop and school, from 25 to 30 Sep, so I want to take a bus from Chambery to Aussois, organized by your side, at 24 Sep.
    Could you tell me the detail location of the bus stop at Chambery?
    In addition, should I book the bus or is there still enough capacity to ride the bus?
    I am going to come there with two people, so I am glad if three people, including me, can ride the bus.
    Similarly, I want to take a bus from Aussois to Chambery at 30 Sep.

    best regards,

    • Dear Ryunosuke,

      I don’t know exactly but the bus should be in the vicinity of the station. It won’t be hard to find.

      You don’t need to book the bus, there should be place for everyone! 🙂

      Kind regards,

  6. Hello everyone,

    we have booked a car from Turin and would be happy to take one more person with us. We will leave Turin airport on 24 September at around 3 pm and we plan to be back at Turin airport on 28 September at around 3 pm. Please let me know if anyone would like to join.

    Best wishes,

  7. Greetings to all,
    I wish to do a head count from the fellow colleagues planning to catch bus from Chambery to Aussois on 24th September.
    We can post the number of passengers here to help coordinate and organize by understanding the requirement.
    Expected no. of passengers from our group is: 3

    Thank you!
    Rishabh Tiwari
    UCL, London

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