Open letter on the mid-term review of the EC’s transport white paper

The forth-coming mid-term review of the European Commission’s transport White Paper of 2011, Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – towards a competitive and resource-efficient transport system, will have major implications for the whole transport sector. EPF has sent an open letter to numerous representatives of the transport sector. Read more here.

EPF inaugural summit in Brussels on the 9th of December 2014

The European Passengers’ Federation (EPF) held its inaugural summit in Brussels. EPF believes that European transport policy needs to focus on the delivery of better end-to-end journeys for passengers. In order to ensure that passengers are at the heart of the EU policy making, EPF organised a policy summit in Brussels on the 9th of December.
This passenger-focused event was about […]

Joint Open Letter – 4th Railway Package

EPF co-signed an open letter from the European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) to the EU Transport Council. Other organizatios co-signing this letter are CLECAT, ERFA, European Shippers Council, Mofair and UIRR, urging the EU Member States to pursue discussions on the political pillar of the 4th Railway Package and to retain the principles that allow a thriving, competitive rail market […]

EPF and international night trains

EPF firmly believes that there is a role for international night trains – but that role is not exactly the same as it was 30 years ago.

Our October Council meeting discussed the latest developments and agreed the following call:

“We urge the European Union to commission an independent fact-finding study of the social, economic and environmental benefits for EU citizens […]

Welcome to the fifteenth issue of the bulletin of activities of the European Passengers’ Federation.

In this issue we mention a questionnaire for customers of Eurostar; a survey of the implementation of air passengers’ rights in Poland; the question of rail financing in Bulgaria; current and possible progress of rail services between Austria and Italy, and urban transport in Brussels and Warsaw.

There are new Members of the European Parliament and soon there will be […]

EU railway conference

The European Railway Agency ERA held a two days high-level conference to demonstrate the benefits of the ERA work and at the same time address the challenges that are ahead of us, our partners and stakeholders.

EPF vice-chairman Christopher Irwin took the opportunity to highlight passengers interests. To see his presentation click here.

Passengers declaration adopted

During the 2014 EPF conference in Milan, a brand new “Passenger Declaration” was adopted. Public transport must offer an attractive and sustainable alternative to the private car. EPF therefore calls upon European decision-makers to support 9 key points. Here you will find the full text in
– Catalan
– English
– German
– Portuguese
– Spanish
– Swedish

EU Railway Conference

European Railway Agency is organizing a High-Level Railway-Conference in Lille (F), 7th + 8th of May. You may find further information here. Christopher Irwin, EPF Vice chairman, is one of the speakers.

Join the EPF – A voice for public transport since 2002

EPF strongly encourages other European passenger organisations to join the association. Not only will it strengthen the position of EPF, it will also allow your organisation to have access to essential information and to voice your opinion on EU level. Read more how to apply.

Welcome at EPF’s relaunched website!

After several weeks of internal work and with assistance from Nicole Müller of www.sommervogel.net we can present our new internet home. In future we want to present news and information from the European Passengers’ Federation and any news in European transport policy. Always asking “What’s in for passengers”?