Hireach newsletter #4 is out!

Anyone interested in transport innovations with social character and new business models favouring inclusive and participative mobility, will be pleased to hear that the new HiReach newsletter is out!

HiReach is a 3-year Research and Innovation Action (RIA) from 2017 to 2020 funded under Horizon 2020 focusing on the development of new tools and business models in order to improve accessibility […]

Involve end-users in the creation of inclusive mobility services

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

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?

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”

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!

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?

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 […]

Across the border without crossing

On October 31., the symposium “Over de grens zonder overstap – Über die Grenze ohne Umstieg” took place in Enschede (Netherlands).

The number of regional rail and bus lines crossing the border is limited. This used to be different with a dense network of regional trains and buses. From The Hague (but also from Hannover and Düsseldorf) little attention is […]

Launch of TSGA regulatory services

TSGA (TAP TSI Services Governance Association) was set up in December 2016 by DB, Trenitalia and SNCF Mobilités, as founding members, in order to build the TAP TSI regulatory services and make them available for rail stakeholders, as stated in the TAP TSI Regulation.

The TSGA constitutes one of the key milestones towards fully implementing the Regulation, acting as an […]

EPF met with DG COMP

Following contact with DG COMP, EPF was invited to meet members of the Transport, Posts & Other Services Directorate.  DG COMP’s team was led by the Director.  EPF had previously provided the Directorate with a paper setting out its priorities for the new Commission.  This outlines the case for a seamless passenger transport system facilitated by an integrated data […]