Statistics for 2016

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, 2016 and December 31, 2016, Rijden de Treinen has reported 3,031 disruptions. This is an average of 8 disruptions per day.

The total duration for all disruptions in this period was 10 months, 22 days, 10 hours, 40 minutes. This translates to an average of 21 hours, 24 minutes with train disruptions per day.

The average duration for a disruption in this period was 2 hours, 35 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
    122 disruptions • duration: 9 days, 23 hours
  2. Rotterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    121 disruptions • duration: 10 days, 13 hours
  3. Schiphol Airport - Utrecht Centraal
    119 disruptions • duration: 12 days, 4 hours
  4. Den Haag Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    119 disruptions • duration: 12 days, 2 hours
  5. Lelystad Centrum - Schiphol Airport
    105 disruptions • duration: 7 days, 1 hour
  6. Leiden Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    101 disruptions • duration: 9 days, 18 hours
  7. Almere Oostvaarders - Utrecht Centraal
    92 disruptions • duration: 7 days, 23 hours
  8. Arnhem Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    79 disruptions • duration: 8 days, 8 hours
  9. 's-Hertogenbosch - Utrecht Centraal
    79 disruptions • duration: 7 days, 12 hours
  10. Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    79 disruptions • duration: 5 days, 1 hour

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
    569 disruptions • average duration: 49 minutes
  2. Signal failure
    366 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 28 minutes
  3. Points failure
    255 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  4. Person hit by a train
    249 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes
  5. An earlier disruption
    151 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 56 minutes
  6. An emergency call
    112 disruptions • average duration: 57 minutes
  7. Level crossing failure
    102 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes
  8. Unexpected engineering works
    87 disruptions • average duration: 5 hours, 13 minutes
  9. Repair works
    76 disruptions • average duration: 8 hours, 6 minutes
  10. Stranded train
    71 disruptions • average duration: 56 minutes

Disruptions per weekday

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