Rijden de Treinen keeps track of all train disruptions in the Netherlands since 2011. Disruptions are archived by line and by cause. On this page, you can lookup statistics like the railway line with the most disruptions, the most common causes for a disruption, or the number of disruptions per month.

It may be interesting to know how these statistics are calculated, and how you can be sure that these statistics are statistically valid. See the explanation for more information about how Rijden de Treinen calculates disruption statistics, and what is the best way to interpret them.

See the list with all causes for disruption for statistics about a specific cause.


Between January 1, 2011 and April 19, 2024, Rijden de Treinen has reported 51,827 disruptions. On average 11 disruptions per day.

The total duration for all disruptions in this period was 15 years, 7 months, 30 days, 19 hours, 51 minutes. This translates to an average of 1 day, 4 hours, 16 minutes with train disruptions per day. The average duration for a disruption in this period was 2 hours, 39 minutes.

Number of disruptions

This graphs shows the number of disruptions within the period you have selected, and the total duration of all disruptions (measured in hours).

As this period has not been finished yet, an estimate is made for the total number of disruptions within this period.

Main causes for disruption

In order to better understand the main causes for disruptions, Rijden de Treinen uses categories.

Top 10 lines with disruptions

  1. Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    2,354 disruptions • duration: 8 months, 4 days, 16 hours
  2. Amersfoort - Schiphol Airport
    2,160 disruptions • duration: 6 months, 12 days, 17 hours
  3. Rotterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport HSL
    2,157 disruptions • duration: 6 months, 28 days, 14 hours
  4. Breda - Rotterdam Centraal HSL
    2,014 disruptions • duration: 5 months, 9 days, 3 hours
  5. Lelystad Centrum - Schiphol Airport
    2,013 disruptions • duration: 5 months, 6 days, 5 hours
  6. Schiphol Airport - Utrecht Centraal
    1,916 disruptions • duration: 6 months, 3 days, 6 hours
  7. Leiden Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    1,904 disruptions • duration: 6 months, 10 hours
  8. Den Haag HS - Rotterdam Centraal
    1,691 disruptions • duration: 4 months, 25 days, 23 hours
  9. Rotterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    1,647 disruptions • duration: 5 months, 4 days, 1 hour
  10. Den Haag Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    1,597 disruptions • duration: 5 months, 20 days, 4 hours

One disruption often impacts multiple railway lines. In those cases, the same disruption is counted for each affected line.

Exact causes for disruption

This graph shows the various causes for a disruption and the number of disruptions with these causes. The causes for disruptions are provided by NS.

Disruptions per weekday

This graphs shows the number of disruptions per day of the week.

You can also view statistics for a single year or a specific month: