Statistics for December 2018

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 December 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, Rijden de Treinen has reported 429 disruptions. This is an average of 14 disruptions per day.

The total duration for all disruptions in this period was 25 days, 10 hours, 47 minutes. This translates to an average of 19 hours, 42 minutes with train disruptions per day.

The average duration for a disruption in this period was 1 hour, 25 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. Rotterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    50 disruptions • duration: 3 days, 5 hours
  2. Breda - Rotterdam Centraal
    41 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 15 hours
  3. Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    36 disruptions • duration: 2 days, 5 hours
  4. Leiden Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    21 disruptions • duration: 21 hours, 18 minutes
  5. Amsterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    19 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 17 hours
  6. Schiphol Airport - Utrecht Centraal
    18 disruptions • duration: 1 day, 4 hours
  7. Den Haag HS - Rotterdam Centraal
    17 disruptions • duration: 18 hours, 21 minutes
  8. Breda - Tilburg
    17 disruptions • duration: 15 hours, 43 minutes
  9. Berlin Ostbahnhof - Hengelo
    16 disruptions • duration: 3 days, 7 hours
  10. Bielefeld Hbf - Hengelo
    16 disruptions • duration: 3 days, 7 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
    247 disruptions • average duration: 49 minutes
  2. Points failure
    31 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 28 minutes
  3. Person hit by a train
    17 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 58 minutes
  4. Signal failure
    17 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes
  5. Disruption elsewhere
    12 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 48 minutes
  6. Damaged overhead wires
    11 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes
  7. Stranded train
    10 disruptions • average duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes
  8. Problems with the rolling stock
    9 disruptions • average duration: 7 hours, 56 minutes
  9. Signalling and points failure
    9 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 34 minutes
  10. An emergency call
    9 disruptions • average duration: 39 minutes

Disruptions per weekday

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