Impact of Coronavirus on passengers

Obviously, the coronavirus is having an important impact on passengers.

The European Commission has published a note answering the main questions that passengers may have:

I do not want to travel any more, can I rebook or get reimbursed?
I am not feeling healthy and I am not sure whether I should be travelling?
What happens if my carrier has […]

AGM in Düsseldorf & Annual report 2019

The European Passengers’ Federation held its annual general meeting on 14th March in Düsseldorf despite the COVID-19 pandemic and just before the announcement of travel restrictions and #stayhome measures.

President Michel Quidort and Chairman Josef Schneider were reelected and will continue working for better conditions for European passengers, together with the other Management Board members and of course EPF’s member […]

EPF position on the Air Passenger Rights review

The proposed revision of Regulation 261/2004 on Air Passenger Rights and Regulation 2027/97 on Air Carrier Liability in respect of the carriage of passengers and their baggage – on hold since 2015 – is back on the table and will soon be discussed at the European Council. The European Passengers’ Federation (EPF) wishes to seize the opportunity to express […]

Enjoyable holidays with public transport

At the annual General Meeting in Düsseldorf on 14th March, EPF adopted a new position paper with recommendations on public transport promotion for touristic trips.

The paper was prepared by EPF member PRO BAHN and deals with:

the journey to a holiday destination
mobility at the holiday destination
day trips from the place of residence
luggage and passenger transfer.

The full […]

European Year of Rail 2021

The Commission has proposed on 04.03.2020 to make 2021 the European Year of Rail, to support the delivery of its European Green Deal objectives in the transport field.

A series of events, campaigns and initiatives in 2021 will promote rail as a sustainable, innovative and safe mode of transport. It will highlight its benefits for people, the economy and […]

EPF conference Strasbourg: registrations open!

Join us for the next EPF-conference in Strasbourg (5-6 June 2020).

This year’s theme: European Cross-border links: What’s in it for the passenger?

Check out the programme

Friday 5th June

Working session Institutions – with DG MOVE – European Court of Auditors – Independent Regulators Group – European Rail Agency
Technical visits
Official Reception

Saturday 6th June

Working session International cooperation with Deutsche Bahn […]

ERA PRM TSI Regulation Revision Working Party

During 2019 the work in the ERA PRM TSI working party has come to a final result. After several years of quite intense work a number of improvements are proposed.

The new regulation will be decided probably in June 2020. The results are, apart from rules concerning functional working of railway carriages and station service design, especially two major new […]