New train punctuality record of 94.4%

Dutch Rail (NS) has achieved a new punctuality record with 94.4% of trains running on time on August 7, reports the Volkskrant on Wednesday.

Punctuality is measured in the Netherlands as arriving within three minutes of the time stated on the train timetable. The NS target is for a 86% punctuality rate.
The European definition for ‘on time’ allows a five minute delay in train times. Measured against this, NS scored a punctuality level of 97.7% on August 7. ‘Punctuality of 100% is impossible,’ a spokesman for NS told the paper.

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