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A passenger reads an iformation board of French state SNCF railway... News PhotoBlackout,Business,Finance,France,French Culture,Gare du Nord,Inconvenience,Paris - France,Passenger,Railroad Station,Railroad Track,Reading,Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum,SNCF,Station,Traffic,Transportation,Travel,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA passenger reads an iformation board of French state SNCF railway company, early on November 8, 2012 after a series of incidents disrupted rail traffic from Paris's Gare du Nord railway station. Tens of thousands of commuters and travellers on international trains were stranded for hours. Long-distance Eurostar and Thalys trains were slightly delayed, suburban trains were most affected as no trains were running for several hours, causing 'a traffic breakdown', accordling to SNCF regional authority. AFP PHOTO THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)