Punctuality report: Februari 2019

Overall punctuality for passenger traffic

Trains on time or with a delay of less than 6 minutes

February 2018February 2019
Before neutralisation87,3%90,2%
After neutralisation90,8%93,3%
Assessed according to the number of passengers85,0%88,8%
Measured over the entire journey84,9%88,5%
Including trains cancelled (without neutralisation)84,4%88,4%

In order to obtain an overall view of punctuality, whatever the reasons for delays, consult the before “neutralisation” figure.  Neutralisation consists of not taking account of delays resulting from external factors and other major investment work (RER, etc.).

With the punctuality rate “assessed according to passenger numbers”, the delay for a train carrying a large number of passengers carries more weight than that for a less busy train.

Punctuality is also “measured over the entire journey”: train delays are not only taken into account on arrival at the final station, but also throughout the journey.

Punctuality of passenger traffic at peak times, off-peak times & weekends

Trains on time or with a delay of less than 6 minutes

February 2018February 2019
Morning peak time84,2%88,0%
Evening peak time84,3%87,3%
Off-peak time87,8%90,8%
Week-ends90,9%93,2%

Overall punctuality according to train type

Trains on time or with a delay of less than 6 minutes

February 2018February 2019
IC Trains84,7%89,3%
S Trains91,1%90,8%
L Trains89,5%92,3%
P Trains84,1%88,2%

Punctuality according to train type at peak times, off-peak times & weekends

Trains on time or with a delay of less than 6 minutes

February 2019
Morning peak timeEvening peak timeWeek-endsOff-peak time
IC Trains86,4%86,2%91,3%89,9%
S Trains88,2%87,1%94,4%91,1%
L Trains88,0%90,7%96,6%92,6%
P Trains89,3%87,0%70,8%89,3%

Punctuality for major connections

Trains on time or with a delay of less than 6 minutes

February 2018February 2019
IC 01 Oostende – Eupen68,7%88,4%
IC 03 Knokke / Blankenberge – Genk85,3%89,7%
IC 04 Antwerpen-Centraal – Poperinge / Lille Flandres93,1%96,5%
IC 06 Tournai – Mons (via Brussels Airport)85,8%91,7%
IC 07 Charleroi-Sud – Antwerpen-Centraal77,2%83,8%
IC 16 Brussel-Zuid – Luxembourg92,0%90,0%
IC 19 Tournai – Namur83,1%86,3%
IC 25 Mons – Liège Palais74,8%84,0%
IC 26 Kortrijk – Sint-Niklaas86,8%89,3%
IC 35 Brussel-Zuid – Amsterdam81,0%77,7%

Punctuality for the 10 main lines arriving into Brussels

Trains on time or with a delay of less than 6 minutes

94,4%
84,8%
91,2%
77,2%
90,6%
92,4%
87,5%
93,6%
94,4%
92,0%

Punctuality for the 10 main lines arriving into Brussels at peak times, off-peak times, weekends

Trains on time or with a delay of less than 6 minutes

February 2019
Morning peak timeEvening peak timeWeek-endsOff-peak time
L 25 Antwerpen - Bruxelles77,7%85,4%90,0%85,0%
L 36 Liège - Bruxelles87,4%93,1%91,1%91,8%
L 50A Oostende - Bruxelles91,6%94,6%83,9%95,5%
L 50 Gent - Bruxelles85,7%91,7%97,2%97,0%
L 60 Dendermonde - Bruxelles83,7%91,0%98,7%97,5%
L 89 Kortrijk - Bruxelles88,9%95,0%89,0%97,1%
L 94 Tournai - Bruxelles73,5%83,8%98,1%90,1%
L 96 Mons - Bruxelles78,9%91,0%98,3%94,9%
L 124 Charleroi - Bruxelles75,4%90,6%95,6%93,8%
L 161 Namur - Bruxelles72,4%66,5%84,8%79,3%

Punctuality on arrival at 8 major stations outside Brussels

Trains on time or with a delay of less than 6 minutes

89,4%
89,6%
88,4%
85,5%
86,2%
84,6%
89,0%
92,7%

Rate of ensured connections

February 2018February 2019
Antwerpen-Centraal88,4%89,9%
Brugge92,5%95,6%
Charleroi-Sud90,0%90,9%
Gent-Sint-Pieters89,9%94,2%
Leuven88,4%92,0%
Liège-Guillemins82,3%90,5%
Mechelen89,8%90,7%
Mons90,7%92,3%
Namur89,2%91,4%
Zottegem93,6%96,2%
Total88,8%91,9%

Train cancellations

Les trains supprimés (non partis ou limités à une partie de leur parcours) ne sont donc pas pris en compte dans le taux global de ponctualité mais sont recensés à part, tout comme la raison de leur suppression. 

February 2018February 2019
Number of cancelled trains33892215
% of total of trains3,3%2,1%

Responsibles for train delays and cancellations

Different stakeholders each have a role to play in train punctuality. These are mainly the rail network manager (Infrabel), operators (such as SNCB) and third parties.

Reasons for the longest delays

  • Damage to rolling stock
  • Damage to infrastructure
  • Trespassing
  • Incidents on foreign networks
  • Collision person