Statistics for August 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 August 1, 2011 and August 31, 2011, Rijden de Treinen has reported 137 disruptions. This is an average of 4 disruptions per day.

The total duration for all disruptions in this period was 13 days, 16 hours, 24 minutes. This translates to an average of 10 hours, 36 minutes with train disruptions per day.

The average duration for a disruption in this period was 2 hours, 24 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
    16 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 7 hours
  2. Arnhem Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    11 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 6 hours
  3. Schiphol Airport - Utrecht Centraal
    8 disruptions • duration: 13 hours, 40 minutes
  4. Nijmegen - Venlo
    7 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 1 hour
  5. Breda - Dordrecht
    7 disruptions • duration: 17 hours, 42 minutes
  6. Eindhoven - Venlo
    7 disruptions • duration: 14 hours, 50 minutes
  7. Lelystad Centrum - Schiphol Airport
    6 disruptions • duration: 14 hours, 34 minutes
  8. Arnhem Centraal - Frankfurt (M) Hbf
    6 disruptions • duration: 9 hours, 52 minutes
  9. Amersfoort - Zwolle
    5 disruptions • duration: 15 hours, 58 minutes
  10. Dordrecht - Rotterdam Centraal
    5 disruptions • duration: 13 hours, 10 minutes

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. Person hit by a train
    24 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes
  2. Broken down train
    18 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes
  3. Points failure
    15 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 29 minutes
  4. Signal failure
    14 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 35 minutes
  5. An obstruction on the line
    8 disruptions • average duration: 3 hours, 12 minutes
  6. Signal and level crossing failure
    8 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes
  7. Power failure
    8 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes
  8. Lightning strike
    6 disruptions • average duration: 3 hours, 25 minutes
  9. Police action
    4 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes
  10. Cause yet unknown
    3 disruptions • average duration: 6 hours, 43 minutes

Disruptions per weekday

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