There'll be lengthy delays for anyone hoping to travel between Paris and Bordeaux on Friday, after a car crashed into a railway pylon at around 3.30pm near the town of Courlac in southwestern France.
All traffic was ground to a halt in both directions between the Montparnasse station in Paris and Hendaye station in Bordeaux, south western France.
A concrete pylon is also at risk of falling over a nearby road, reported Le Parisien newspaper.
The 66-year-old motorist, whose vehicles rolled over in the crash, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Rail operator SNCF took to Twitter to tell would-be passengers that rail traffic is not expected to recommence until later on Friday night.