PARIS Dec 7 An equipment failure halted all
rail traffic on Wednesday at the Gare du Nord station in Paris,
including the international Eurostar and Thalys train links, a
spokesman at the SNCF state rail company said.
The cause of the stoppage was "an electrical problem," the
The Gare du Nord station is the Paris destination for
Eurostar connections with London and Thalys links with Brussels
and other north European countries.
Problems with electrical equipment had already halted train
services between the station and the Charles de Gaulle airport
north of the capital.
(Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; Writing by Brian Love; Editing by