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Punctuality of trains exceeds 90% in July

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During July, 1,147 trains were cancelled, some 1.1% of the overall total.
© Belga

Overall punctuality of passenger train traffic in Belgium reached 92.2% in July. This was indicated on Tuesday by the joint management of the railway infrastructure, Infrabel and the SNCB. The figure has increased compared to June (87.3%) but was a slight decrease compared to July 2016 (92.9%). Both companies consider that a train is not on time if it is six or more minutes late, compared to its official anticipated timetable time.

During July, 1,147 trains were cancelled, or 1.1% of the overall total. This is a stable proportion compared to July of last year. In 34.1% of cases, the responsibility for the delay fell to third parties. As regards train cancellations, their share of responsibility increased to 43.2%.

Amongst the main events responsible for minor July delays, we should note the collision with an individual at Groenendaal (causing a 3.58-minute delay) and the derailment of a wagon at Halanzy (involving a 2.008-minute delay).


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