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Personnel change for EPF

After six years at the centre of EPF’s activities Stijn Lewyllie, EPF’s Secretary General, has left EPF at the end of February.  He provided invaluable administrative under-pinning for the federation.  This allowed it to expand both the range of its activities and its influence.  It was assisted, in no small part, by Stijn’s natural flair for analysing complex issues […]

GOF4R survey

The University of Sheffield has issued an online questionnaire, to survey adults about how they perceive various modes of traveling, order to design a better way of assisting them before, during and after a trip, regardless of whether they travel for daily life or more extended trips by rail, bus, plane, etc. in individual countries and across Europe.

This work is […]

EPF conference in Aachen: registrations open

During the European Passengers’ Federation 2018 conference, we will focus on the passengers’ views on public transport. On 8-9-10 June passenger representatives and policy makers from all over Europe will meet in Aachen, Germany, to discuss innovative concepts and daily solutions in public transport.

This year’s agenda will focus on tourism. How can tourism by public transport be improved. What […]

Reaction on rapporteur’s report on TRAN-hearing

After presenting EFP’s view during the TRAN-Hearing on 20th February, we are not satisfied with the Draft Report (2017/0237 (COD)) submitted by the TRAN-Rapporteur Liberadzki on the proposal for a regulation on rail passengers’ rights and obligations (recast). Regarding this, EPF sent a letter to TRAN Chair Karima Delli with detailed analyses and justifications. This has been forwarded also […]

What is your experience of crossing the Schengen Border?

BODEGA wants to hear the travellers’ voice to understand how to best support them while crossing the Schengen area. We would like to hear travellers’ opinions about different types of technologies, in addition to their thoughts about the passport control procedure while crossing the border.

BODEGA is a research project funded by the European Commission and it aims to develop […]

Revision of Rail passenger rights: open event Disability Intergroup

The Disability Intergroup of the European Parliament organised on February 28 an “open event” on rail passengers’ rights and persons with reduced mobility (PRMs) with a view to the ongoing revision of the Regulation 1371/2007 on rail passengers’ rights.

Key representatives of the Parliament attended and participated in this event: MEP Olga Sehnalova and Kostadink Kuneva, co-Presidents of the Disability […]

GOF4R first newsletter

In November 2017, GoF4R partners released their first newsletter, explaining the progress that was made until the middle of the project and what is to come. To read the project’s first newsletter click HERE.

Meeting with TRAN

Today, Michel Quidort (representing EPF member FNAUT) and Willy Smeulders (as EPF Board Member) were invited to speak at a mini-hearing on the proposed recast of passenger rights for rail, organised by the EU parliament TRAN (Transport and Tourism) Committee, chaired by Karima Delli.

In the context of the legislative procedure on the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on rail […]

TMaas has started

1 February 2018 was the official start of a new project TMaas: Traffic Management as a Service, in which EPF is involved as a partner.

The aim of the TMaas project is to create “a virtual traffic control centre for Ghent”.

Setting up a traffic centre is an important part of the City of Ghent’s latest mobility plan (Strategic Mobility Vision […]

New Members in EPF’s Management Board

During the last Annual General Meeting (Luzern, 2 & 3 February), 3 positions in the Management Board have been new staffed.

Rian van der Borgt, acting since several years as treasurer was reelected for another 3 years’ period.
Chris Irwin from UK-based Transport Focus and also representing TravelWatch SouthWest had been member until spring 2017. He also has been […]