Statistics for March 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.

Summary

Between March 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017, Rijden de Treinen has reported 317 disruptions. This is an average of 10 disruptions per day.

The total duration for all disruptions in this period was 26 days, 22 hours, 39 minutes. This translates to an average of 20 hours, 52 minutes with train disruptions per day.

The average duration for a disruption in this period was 2 hours, 2 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. Breda - Rotterdam Centraal
    22 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 15 hours
  2. Den Haag Centraal - Den Haag HS
    20 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 9 hours
  3. Den Haag HS - Rotterdam Centraal
    19 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 10 hours
  4. Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    18 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 6 hours
  5. 's-Hertogenbosch - Nijmegen
    16 disruptions • duration: 14 hours, 36 minutes
  6. Rotterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    15 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 4 hours
  7. Lelystad Centrum - Schiphol Airport
    12 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 11 hours
  8. Amersfoort - Ede-Wageningen
    12 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 7 hours
  9. Rotterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    11 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 12 hours
  10. Leiden Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    11 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 3 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. Broken down train
    117 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 1 minute
  2. Signal failure
    24 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 38 minutes
  3. Person hit by a train
    22 disruptions • average duration: 3 hours, 18 minutes
  4. Points failure
    21 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 17 minutes
  5. Stranded train
    16 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes
  6. Problems with the rolling stock
    12 disruptions • average duration: 4 hours, 14 minutes
  7. An emergency call
    12 disruptions • average duration: 54 minutes
  8. Damaged overhead wires
    9 disruptions • average duration: 3 hours, 38 minutes
  9. Repair works
    8 disruptions • average duration: 7 hours, 44 minutes
  10. Level crossing failure
    8 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

Disruptions per weekday

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