Statistics for 2017

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.


Between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, Rijden de Treinen has reported 4,085 disruptions. On average 11 disruptions per day.

The total duration for all disruptions in this period was 11 months, 17 days, 15 hours, 41 minutes. This translates to an average of 23 hours, 7 minutes with train disruptions per day. The average duration for a disruption in this period was 2 hours, 4 minutes.

Number of disruptions

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

Main causes for disruption

In order to better understand the main causes for disruptions, Rijden de Treinen uses categories.

Top 10 lines with disruptions

  1. Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    209 disruptions • duration: 21 days, 16 hours
  2. Breda - Rotterdam Centraal HSL
    201 disruptions • duration: 14 days, 6 hours
  3. Den Haag HS - Rotterdam Centraal
    192 disruptions • duration: 14 days, 16 hours
  4. Rotterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport HSL
    149 disruptions • duration: 14 days, 18 hours
  5. Leiden Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    149 disruptions • duration: 14 days, 12 hours
  6. Rotterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    143 disruptions • duration: 14 days, 2 hours
  7. Den Haag Centraal - Den Haag HS
    142 disruptions • duration: 11 days, 19 hours
  8. Den Haag Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    137 disruptions • duration: 15 days, 21 hours
  9. Amsterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    130 disruptions • duration: 9 days, 4 hours
  10. Amersfoort - Schiphol Airport
    127 disruptions • duration: 9 days, 23 hours

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

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.

Disruptions per weekday

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