Nowadays this is the shortest itinerary to reach the summit of Lurien but I think what the use of the train it's not really satisfactory to the mountaineers.
I've writen the information to complete the page of the peak Lurien but really the route of Fabréges is the most advisable route. You must use this route only if you think what the normal route is long for you.
Very important: generally the use of the train is limited in an short horary and generally it's impossible the return in the train. The descent it's generally using the route of Fabrèges.
Time: 3h to summit (total 5h30min)
See the main page to approach to lake of Fabrèges.
In the tail of the lake (end of the track) it's the cableway to reach the station. After the cableway to Sagette a short walk goes to the station of little train of Artouste.
Opened: June to october.
-June and september: 10h to 15h, each hour
-July and august: 9h to 17h, each 30 minutes.
Time: 50 minutes, 10 km
Prize: 17,3 euros
More information in the official page
We begin under the dam of Lake of Artouste (1991m). Taking to NW we search the path signaled with cairns and we walk in direction to a little peak of 2253m in NW what descent of the Pic Mondéliou (2603m). We reach a little col under this peak and we turn to SW. The ridge of Creteries Quintetes it's visible on the right side and the col of Lurien on the left side. After a short walk we reach the Col du Lurien (2342m). In this point we arrive to the normal route of Fabrèges
In winter or early in the season of sping (may-june): crampons and ice-axe.