The first year of the new millennium also saw the creation of Transports de Martigny et Régions SA (TMR) from the merger of the Martigny-Châtelard and Martigny-Orsières railways.
For the first time, the Martigny-Orsières railway links the Rhône valley to the Entremont. It was enthusiastically welcomed by the local population, who soon referred to the line simply as “MO”.
The Martigny-Châtelard railway makes history as it overcomes the steep slopes of the Trient valley for the first time. This also marked the inception of a legendary train that later came to be known as the Mont-Blanc Express.
…that we know where we are headed. A pioneering spirit and expert know-how have been part of TMR’s DNA for more than a century. We cultivate this daring spirit and expertise on a daily basis to be able to face the challenges of today and tomorrow with confidence.
TMR is not just a transport company, as our competence centres also set the standard for rolling stock maintenance. Through Octodure Voyages, we are also your partner of choice for tours and excursions.
The company employs approximately 225 people, and the ongoing professional development of our staff is one of our main priorities. As such, we also train about 20 apprentices each year.
In addition to two legendary trains, the Mont Blanc Express towards Chamonix and the St Bernard Express towards Entremont and the Bagnes valley, TMR also operates multiple bus lines under the banner of the famous St Bernard dog. These provide an invaluable transport link between the valleys and the mountains.
TMR organises all types of private transport, of both people and goods, but also provides specific services for local authorities such as snow removal on roads. All with the same care and attention to quality.
You can rely on TMR for all your local excursions as well as for travel to more distant destinations. The Octodure Voyages travel agency in Martigny is your partner for a change of scenery.
At TMR, our people are our greatest asset, as there is nothing more valuable for a company than its employees. Our various vectors of activity offer many opportunities for the curious and discovery-minded.
Martin von Känel
Head of finance and controlling department
Head of human resources department
Head of tourism marketing and sales department
Head of infrastructure department
Head of rolling stock
Head of travelers department