Statistics for 2011

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.

Summary

Between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, Rijden de Treinen has reported 1,846 disruptions. This is an average of 5 disruptions per day.

The total duration for all disruptions in this period was 7 months, 6 days, 3 hours, 28 minutes. This translates to an average of 14 hours, 21 minutes with train disruptions per day.

The average duration for a disruption in this period was 2 hours, 50 minutes.

Number of disruptions and total duration

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

Top 10 lines with disruptions

This list shows the railway lines with the highest number of disruptions.

  1. Arnhem Centraal - Winterswijk
    99 disruptions • duration: 9 days, 3 hours
  2. Arnhem Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    75 disruptions • duration: 9 days, 14 hours
  3. Schiphol Airport - Utrecht Centraal
    72 disruptions • duration: 9 days, 4 hours
  4. Lelystad Centrum - Schiphol Airport
    65 disruptions • duration: 8 days, 1 hour
  5. Amersfoort - Schiphol Airport
    62 disruptions • duration: 7 days, 11 hours
  6. Den Haag HS - Rotterdam Centraal
    60 disruptions • duration: 7 days, 18 hours
  7. Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    57 disruptions • duration: 5 days, 22 hours
  8. Amersfoort - Zwolle
    56 disruptions • duration: 6 days, 8 hours
  9. Dordrecht - Rotterdam Centraal
    55 disruptions • duration: 8 days, 9 hours
  10. 's-Hertogenbosch - Utrecht Centraal
    53 disruptions • duration: 6 days, 13 hours

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

Main causes for disruption

In order to better understand the main causes for disruptions, Rijden de Treinen uses categories. You can see how disruptions are categorized.

This graph shows the number of disruptions per category.

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.

Top 10 disruption causes

  1. Broken down train
    237 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes
  2. Person hit by a train
    233 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 38 minutes
  3. Signal failure
    228 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 38 minutes
  4. Points failure
    176 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes
  5. Signal and level crossing failure
    110 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 27 minutes
  6. Cause yet unknown
    77 disruptions • average duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes
  7. Power failure
    74 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 54 minutes
  8. Signalling and points failure
    70 disruptions • average duration: 3 hours, 28 minutes
  9. Damaged overhead wires
    63 disruptions • average duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes
  10. Police action
    63 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Disruptions per weekday

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