How to improve international trains

The European Commission’s Green Deal proposal aims to steer the economy in a sustainable direction. This includes, in the field of transport, less flying and more international trains, as the responsible European Commissioner Timmermans has made clear on several occasions.

The European Union itself does not run trains, neither does it build High Speed Lines. It depends on national initiatives […]

EPF priorities for the Year of Rail

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

Rail should become the natural ‘mode of choice’ for users and the backbone of Europe’s integrated green mobility system, building on its ability to carry large volumes safely, speedily, and sustainably.
The allocation of […]

Year of Rail: strengthen rail passenger rights!

With the 2021 YearofRail getting closer, we see an opportunity to strengthen the rights of all passengers.

Together with the European Disability Forum, BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation and AGE Platform Europe we published a letter asking for the European Year of Rail to have a focus on the rights of of all #railpassengers.


European Year of Rail 2021

The Commission has proposed on 04.03.2020 to make 2021 the European Year of Rail, to support the delivery of its European Green Deal objectives in the transport field.

A series of events, campaigns and initiatives in 2021 will promote rail as a sustainable, innovative and safe mode of transport. It will highlight its benefits for people, the economy and […]