Statistics for 2020

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, 2020 and December 31, 2020, Rijden de Treinen has reported 4,450 disruptions. This is an average of 12 disruptions per day.

The total duration for all disruptions in this period was 1 year, 1 month, 8 days, 7 hours, 42 minutes. This translates to an average of 1 day, 2 hours, 31 minutes with train disruptions per day.

The average duration for a disruption in this period was 2 hours, 11 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. Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    238 disruptions • duration: 12 days, 11 hours
  2. Rotterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    235 disruptions • duration: 14 days, 3 hours
  3. Breda - Rotterdam Centraal
    224 disruptions • duration: 1 month, 6 days, 10 hours
  4. Amsterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal
    195 disruptions • duration: 20 days, 10 hours
  5. Amersfoort - Schiphol Airport
    187 disruptions • duration: 13 days, 1 hour
  6. Lelystad Centrum - Schiphol Airport
    187 disruptions • duration: 11 days, 5 hours
  7. Schiphol Airport - Utrecht Centraal
    161 disruptions • duration: 16 days, 8 hours
  8. Amersfoort - Amsterdam Centraal
    148 disruptions • duration: 11 days, 3 hours
  9. Breda - Dordrecht
    143 disruptions • duration: 6 days, 21 hours
  10. Leiden Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    141 disruptions • duration: 8 days, 22 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
    1,618 disruptions • average duration: 40 minutes
  2. Collision
    488 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  3. Stranded train
    381 disruptions • average duration: 48 minutes
  4. Signal failure
    354 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  5. Points failure
    231 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 32 minutes
  6. An emergency call
    134 disruptions • average duration: 51 minutes
  7. Logistical limitations
    116 disruptions • average duration: 12 hours, 42 minutes
  8. Damaged overhead wires
    100 disruptions • average duration: 4 hours, 55 minutes
  9. Repair works
    92 disruptions • average duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  10. Person on the railway track
    91 disruptions • average duration: 35 minutes

Disruptions per weekday

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