New EPF member ProKolej

Since January, EPF has welcomed PRo Kolej as a new member. It is Pro Kolej’s mission to support the development of sustainable, ecological transport, and the protection of passenger rights and the rights of railway infrastructure users. More information can be found on their website: prokolej.eu.

Public consultation on the review of Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the review of Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009 on common rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services. The consultation will last for 13 weeks, until March 15th 2017. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. The questionnaire is available in all official […]

Multimodal passenger rights

On December 22nd 2016, the European Commission published a first political analysis of activities which might be needed to implement ‘multimodal passenger rights’. The document can be found here. EPF will study this in detail to be able to comment on this.

EPF view on EC proposal bus passenger rights

At their recent General Meeting, the representatives of the European Passengers’ Federation (EPF) member associations discussed the Commission’s report to the European Parliament and European Council on the operation and the effects of Regulation 181/2011 concerning the rights of passengers in bus and coach transport. EPF members’ representatives came to the following conclusions:

EUROSTAT presently lacks sufficient appropriate data to […]

EPF at the 13th Florence Rail Forum

On 25th November, Marco Gariboldi represented EPF at the 13th Florence Rail Forum at the Florence School of Regulation. The forum’s topic was rail passenger security. The Forum was organized in 4 sessions, and Marco was included as speaker in the third one – regarding staff and passengers.

The presentation can be found on the FSR website.

All in all, EPF”s […]

Deutsch-Polnischer Bahnverkehr: Handlungsbedarf bei Infrastruktur und Fernverkehr

Zum II. Deutsch-Polnischen Bahngipfel am 30.11. in Stettin appelliert die Initiative deutsch-polnischer Schienenpersonenverkehr (KolejDEPL) an die Teilnehmer des Treffens, Maßnahmen zu ergreifen, um die Erreichbarkeit der wichtigsten Städte im grenznahen Raum auf der Schiene zu verbessern.

„Der Ausbau der Infrastruktur ist dafür eine entscheidende Voraussetzung. Gerade bei Lückenschlüssen auf grenzüberschreitenden Strecken sollten die nationalen Verkehrsministerien eine aktivere Rolle ergreifen. Nur […]

The European Commission’s proposed European Accessibility Act

The European Commission has tabled draft legislation intended to improve the functioning of the internal market for access to goods and services. These include access to air, bus rail and waterborne passenger transport services not only by people with disabilities but also by those with what the draft describes as functional impairments (which may be temporary or permanent and […]

New EPF members

On 22st October, EPF has accepted two new associated members: Council for Sustainable Transport Denmark (http://baeredygtigtrafik.dk) und Union of Passengers Russia (www.sopass.ru). This means that EPF now in total has 37 member organisations.

Survey on long distance international train journeys

The EPF long-distance working group has set up a survey to find out how people experience their long distance international trips by train. If you travel long distances by train sometimes, please take a minute to fill in our survey.

Free Interrail pass for young EU citizens is a good idea

The European Passengers’ Federation is in favour of the proposal to give all young Europeans the opportunity of a free Interrail card when they reach the age of 18. Many children have experienced in their youth only cars, local busses or trams. They have never learned the great possibilities of trains to travel across borders inside Europe.

A free Interrail […]