Sunday, 19 July 2009


"Train, five minutes late, is on time"

This is how the Dutch Railways made their trains reach their destinations 'on the dot'.
Currently 87% of their trains arrive inside 5 min of their respective time and they would like to improve it to 93%.

Here is the link :

But also read the interesting comments made on the page:

Comments of note 1:
"I am not into the management and control of trains BUT I do remember watching this great program on India and though they have all sorts of other issues there, their trains are never later than 1.2 minutes late."

By Solkhar June 30, 2009 7:40 PM

This ignorant fool, above, needs to come to India urgently to make some train trips.
Heh.....1.2 minutes.?Whats that?
Let him not show any trains with that kind of accuracy, but let him show me a railway clock with that precision, anywhere in the country.

Comments of note 2 :
5 minutes late? That is just fine by me. Have you ever used the train networks in the UK? Trains are very rarely on time and sometimes just don't turn up at all. Give me Dutch railways any day!

By Deep Throat July 1, 2009 12:27 PM

We Indians still follow the British systems faithfully. Trains late, trains not turning up, trains turning up after a week, trains dissapearing in to rivers and lakes. You name it we have it.

We also have metro rail bridges caving in before the weekend and again falling after the weekend; best of cranes turning turtle etc.

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