Statistics for 2012

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, 2012 and December 31, 2012, Rijden de Treinen has reported 2,074 disruptions. This is an average of 6 disruptions per day.

The total duration for all disruptions in this period was 11 months, 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes. This translates to an average of 22 hours, 26 minutes with train disruptions per day.

The average duration for a disruption in this period was 3 hours, 58 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. Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    131 disruptions • duration: 1 month, 1 day, 23 hours
  2. Schiphol Airport - Utrecht Centraal
    130 disruptions • duration: 15 days, 15 hours
  3. Leiden Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    104 disruptions • duration: 9 days, 6 hours
  4. Lelystad Centrum - Schiphol Airport
    95 disruptions • duration: 9 days, 4 hours
  5. Amersfoort - Schiphol Airport
    95 disruptions • duration: 8 days, 11 hours
  6. Rotterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    88 disruptions • duration: 13 days, 15 hours
  7. Rotterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    87 disruptions • duration: 12 days, 4 hours
  8. Arnhem Centraal - Winterswijk
    75 disruptions • duration: 7 days
  9. Den Haag Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    73 disruptions • duration: 12 days, 15 hours
  10. Leiden Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    71 disruptions • duration: 10 days, 14 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. Points failure
    266 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  2. Broken down train
    261 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  3. Person hit by a train
    252 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  4. Signal failure
    239 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 35 minutes
  5. Signal and level crossing failure
    96 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours
  6. Power failure
    74 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 56 minutes
  7. An earlier disruption
    59 disruptions • average duration: 3 hours, 20 minutes
  8. Police action
    57 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes
  9. Damaged railway bridge
    56 disruptions • average duration: 10 hours, 57 minutes
  10. Damaged overhead wires
    46 disruptions • average duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes

Disruptions per weekday

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