Involve end-users in the creation of inclusive mobility services

By |November 29th, 2019|

At the annual POLIS conference in Brussels (27-28. November 2019), EPF presented its views on how to involve end-users in the creation of inclusive mobility services. The HiReach project was highlighted as a good example.

User-centered design is vital for developing customized mobility solutions with enhanced chances for success. Although engaging end-users and stakeholders is, in general, very rewarding, it can […]

EPF position on rail safety data

By |November 29th, 2019|

Rail Accident Statistics are collected on the number of passengers, employees and others killed or injured, and then categorised into those resulting from collisions, derailments, accidents involving level crossings, accidents caused by rolling stock in motion, fires in rolling stock and ‘other’. These categories do not appear to include fatalities and injuries incurred as a consequence of ‘slips, trips and falls’ (STFs) on trains or on […]

Station areas: what do passengers want?

By |November 21st, 2019|

EPF was invited to join the 7th edition of the UIC nextstation conference in Teheran (11-13. November) to talk about passenger expectations with regard to railway stations.

The UIC nextstation Conference is the global reference for leaders and decision-makers to share the latest experiences and best practices regarding the design, financing and operation of railway stations. It provides a unique opportunity […]

“Introducing international rail-corridors for passengers”

By |November 15th, 2019|

On the 15th of November, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management  organized a high level expert meeting for the member states, the EC, and the ERA in Amsterdam to discuss in which ways international rail services for passengers can be further stimulated.

International passenger trains offer travellers the opportunity to travel across Europe in a sustainable way. The international passenger train […]

Train travel is the future – and train passengers deserve better rights!

By |November 12th, 2019|

Joint letter by EPF, EDF, AGE and ECF

Brussels, 12.11.2019

Dear EU leaders,

Train travel is important. It is less polluting. It is less costly. Accessible, affordable train travel is not only a question of human rights, it is a question of environmental sustainability. Now there is a chance to make train travel work for passengers and at the same time encourage a more sustainable […]

MaaS: what’s in it for the passengers?

By |November 10th, 2019|

During the CER event on ‘What Mobility as a Service means for the rail customer’, EPF delivered an impulse speech that focused on the benefits of MaaS for the passengers – but also on possible risks and challenges.

EPF’s presentation (download it here!) was then used as starting point for the panel discussion with Ismail Ertug (MEP, TRAN committee), Elisabeth […]