Statistics for August 2013

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, 2013 and August 31, 2013, Rijden de Treinen has reported 181 disruptions. This is an average of 6 disruptions per day.

The total duration for all disruptions in this period was 15 days, 12 hours, 11 minutes. This translates to an average of 12 hours with train disruptions per day.

The average duration for a disruption in this period was 2 hours, 3 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. Amersfoort - Schiphol Airport
    11 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 7 hours
  2. Lelystad Centrum - Schiphol Airport
    10 disruptions • duration: 21 hours, 57 minutes
  3. Amersfoort - Zwolle
    9 disruptions • duration: 19 hours
  4. Almere Oostvaarders - Utrecht Centraal
    8 disruptions • duration: 8 hours, 56 minutes
  5. Rotterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    7 disruptions • duration: 11 hours, 29 minutes
  6. Den Haag Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    7 disruptions • duration: 8 hours, 55 minutes
  7. Amersfoort - Amsterdam Centraal
    6 disruptions • duration: 17 hours, 58 minutes
  8. Den Haag HS - Rotterdam Centraal
    6 disruptions • duration: 11 hours, 18 minutes
  9. Eindhoven - Venlo
    6 disruptions • duration: 5 hours, 29 minutes
  10. Dordrecht - Rotterdam Centraal
    6 disruptions • duration: 4 hours, 46 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. Broken down train
    30 disruptions • average duration: 49 minutes
  2. Signal failure
    29 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes
  3. Person hit by a train
    25 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 22 minutes
  4. Points failure
    21 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes
  5. Power failure
    8 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  6. Repair works
    7 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 33 minutes
  7. Damaged overhead wires
    6 disruptions • average duration: 8 hours, 5 minutes
  8. Signal and level crossing failure
    5 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes
  9. Person on the railway track
    5 disruptions • average duration: 21 minutes
  10. Problems with the rolling stock
    4 disruptions • average duration: 4 hours, 58 minutes

Disruptions per weekday

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