The number of disruptions to rail travel in the Netherlands rose to 1,340 in the first half of 2015.
This compares with 1,131 in the year earlier period, according to an audit by train information website rijdendetreinen.
Most of the disruption was caused by an increased number of defect trains. Last year, there were 141 defect trains, but this year the number reached 210.
The most disruption occurred on the line between Rotterdam Central and Hoek van Holland (29), followed by Arnhem-Winterswijk (23 and run by Arriva), Amsterdam Central-Breda (20) and Rotterdam-Breda (20).
The longest disruption was four days, 12 hours and 35 minutes on the Apeldoorn to Deventer line, but this was caused by a train disrailment.
The Dutch railway is run by train operator NS and track operator ProRail.
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