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Causes for disruptions

There are various reasons why a service disruption may occur. This page lists all possible disruption causes.

Causes are categorized by Rijden de Treinen. Each cause is attributed to a main category, for instance, all disruption causes which are related to the railway infrastructure (like malfunctioning points or signal failures) are grouped in the category infrastructure problems.

Click on a disruption cause to see more information and to see how often it causes a railway disruption.

Infrastructure problems

Disruptions caused by problems with the railway infrastructure, like signals, overhead wires, or the rails.

Staffing problems

Disruptions caused by staffing problems, e.g. a shortage of staff or strikes.

Rolling stock problems

Disruptions caused by problems with the rolling stock (the trains themselves), like a defective train or a shortage of trains.

Engineering work

Disruptions caused by engineering works. Usually, this means unexpected or unannounced engineering works.

Unknown cause

Disruptions caused by an unknown cause.