Statistics for 2021

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, 2021 and December 31, 2021, Rijden de Treinen has reported 4,874 disruptions. This is an average of 13 disruptions per day.

The total duration for all disruptions in this period was 1 year, 4 months, 18 days, 9 hours, 20 minutes. This translates to an average of 1 day, 9 hours, 6 minutes with train disruptions per day.

The average duration for a disruption in this period was 2 hours, 29 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
    246 disruptions • duration: 26 days, 2 hours
  2. Lelystad Centrum - Schiphol Airport
    205 disruptions • duration: 11 days, 17 hours
  3. Breda - Rotterdam Centraal
    198 disruptions • duration: 11 days, 19 hours
  4. Rotterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    194 disruptions • duration: 1 month, 1 day, 2 hours
  5. Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    187 disruptions • duration: 1 month, 21 hours
  6. Leiden Centraal - Schiphol Airport
    168 disruptions • duration: 13 days, 11 hours
  7. Amersfoort - Amsterdam Centraal
    166 disruptions • duration: 21 days, 18 hours
  8. Schiphol Airport - Utrecht Centraal
    154 disruptions • duration: 13 days, 5 hours
  9. Almere Oostvaarders - Utrecht Centraal
    154 disruptions • duration: 8 days, 19 hours
  10. 's-Hertogenbosch - Nijmegen
    140 disruptions • duration: 8 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
    1,758 disruptions • average duration: 45 minutes
  2. Collision
    472 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 9 minutes
  3. Stranded train
    367 disruptions • average duration: 48 minutes
  4. Points failure
    333 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes
  5. Signal failure
    316 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 26 minutes
  6. An emergency call
    223 disruptions • average duration: 48 minutes
  7. Repair works
    120 disruptions • average duration: 4 hours, 22 minutes
  8. Person on the railway track
    107 disruptions • average duration: 29 minutes
  9. Logistical limitations
    106 disruptions • average duration: 6 hours, 31 minutes
  10. Disruption elsewhere
    91 disruptions • average duration: 2 hours, 39 minutes

Disruptions per weekday

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