EPF at the ‘Need for high-speed’ network event

By |July 18th, 2022|

On July 11th, EPF attended a high-level policy debate on high-speed rail. This event was jointly organised by CER (the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies), České dráhy and Správa železnic in cooperation with the Czech Presidency of the EU Council. The Czech Minister of Transport, Martin Kupka, opened the debate, while other speakers included MEP Dorien Rookmaker, […]

European Rail Manifesto

By |June 30th, 2022|

Travel and rail industry partner with civil society calling on policy makers to shift to rail
European actors of the rail and travel sector – including civil society and passenger associations – call on European Institutions and Member states to take bold actions now to achieve a climate-friendly transport system by 2030. Their call was presented at the Connecting Europe […]

Railway sector marks official closure of European Year of Rail

By |February 21st, 2022|

Today, EPF joined the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe (ALLRAIL), the European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT), Erasmus by Train e.V. (EbT) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), to formally close the European Year of Rail.

2021 was challenging for railways. The Covid-19 […]

EPF’s Statement on international train tickets

By |October 7th, 2021|

The reputation of international train tickets is not as positive as it should be. International train tickets are considered expensive and difficult to book. However, booking these trains can be cheaper if the passengers can full access to the information regarding their purchase.

Arriën Kruyt, Member of the board of European Passengers Federation, gives us examples of how passengers are […]

Make 2022 the European year of rail and public transport

By |June 8th, 2021|

A joint action of the European associations EPF (passengers), UITP and EPTO (public transport operators), and EMTA and POLIS (transport authorities) wishes to make 2022 a European Year of Rail and Public Transport and have written a co-signed letter sent to the President of the European Commission, the President of the European Parliament, the President of the European Council, […]

EPF-UITP workshop on Rail Passenger Rights

By |April 25th, 2021|

In the frame of the European Year of Rail, UITP and the European Passengers’ Federation (EPF) are organising a digital workshop on ‘Rail passenger rights for all: EU legislation and beyond’ on 19 May from 9.30 to 12.00 (CET).

Regional and local rail operators and authorities are very engaged in offering attractive services to their passengers and in ensuring the […]

EPF @RailTech conference

By |March 31st, 2021|

Yesterday, EPF was represented at the RailTech conference, speaking about How to realize the shift to rail from the passenger perspective. Delphine Grandsart, senior researcher at EPF, presented passengers’ priorities and also EPF priorities for future EU action to improve passenger experience and encourage a modal shift.

EPF’s presentation can be downloaded here. Before the conference, RailTech also interviewed Delphine, […]

Kick-off Year of Rail

By |March 29th, 2021|

The 29th of March 2021 marked the start of the European Year of Rail with an on-line event organized by the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the European Commission. This kick-off event brought together key actors of the sector: government representatives, train operators and end-user representatives and counted on the presence of […]

Sector Stakeholder Statement on International Rail Passenger Services

By |March 30th, 2021|

Following intense work with the International Rail Passenger Platform (IRP), stakeholders from the rail sector have issued a collective statement on international rail passenger services. The Rail stakeholders have been advising the Platform formally for the last six months in a ‘Sector Mirror Group’ to the IRP.

The Sector Mirror Group consists of representatives of railway undertakings (CER/ALLRAIL/UIC/CIT), infrastructure managers (EIM/CER/UIC), railway […]

Join us in the kick-off of the European Year of Rail

By |March 23rd, 2021|

EPF supports a Year of Rail that strongly focuses on end-user needs and satisfaction in both the passengers and freight sector.

The launch event for the European Year of Rail (29/03/2021), which is organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the European Commission, will be an unique opportunity to debate the benefits […]