PRM Advisory Body meeting

The DG MOVE Advisory Body had a meeting in Brussels on 2 October, attended by Kurt Holtgren representing EPF.

It is quite clear that the users’ point of view has to be given to the Commission, especially since the MS representatives in the Advisory Body (as well as in the ERA PRM WG) are the NSA (National Safety Authorities) representatives, […]

ST4RT & GOF4R Final Conference

The GoF4R Final Conference will take place on the 26th of October between 09:00 – 18:00 at “The Square Brussels Centre” (rue Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels) in Brussels. It will be a combined event with the ST4RT project.

This event will be the opportunity to present the results achieved in both projects and to discuss how these results will […]

GOF4R survey

Within the GOF4R project, we have launched a short survey regarding data access and IF (Interoperability Framework) governance structure.

Innotrans

EPF’s autumn General Meeting, which was held in Berlin, coincided with the rail sector’s major biennial trade event, Innotrans.  EPF representatives held meetings with key players, including Josef Doppelbauer, the Executive Director of the European Railway Agency, and senior representatives of major rolling stock manufacturers.  These provided an opportunity to press the case for manufacturers to pay greater attention […]

TMaaS walks away with a prestigious award

This year’s CIVITAS Forum Conference takes place between 19 and 21 September in the Swedish town of Umeå. Over a period of three days, hundreds of policymakers, city representatives, academics, and users from all over the world gathered together to discuss pressing issues about mobility. Some of the areas of focus include pioneering, sustainable solutions for cleaner and better […]

IT2RAIL wins S2R award

During InnoTrans2018, Commissioner Bulc handed over the Shift2Rail JU R&I Award 2018 for the ‘Digitalisation’ category to the coordinator of the IT2Rail project. Congratulations to the 27 consortium members for achieving this honourable distinction!

The IT2Rail -“Information Technologies for Shift2Rail” project is a first step towards the long term IP4 -“IT Solutions for Attractive Railway Services”, one of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking’s […]

About Swifts, Swallows and Peregrines

By night train from Berlin to Moscow It can be called an expedition of exploring to the east which members of the passenger association of TreinTramBus from Belgium, Rover from the Netherlands and Fahrgastverband PRO BAHN from Germany did in May 2018. Actually it was an educational trip of the European Passengers’ Federation (EPF) focused on the topics public transport […]

Rail security – EPF position in LANDSEC

Following the attack by a lone roving gunman on a Thalys train in northern France in 2015 the European Commission immediately initiated work on a possible rail security initiative.  EPF was an active participant in the consultations on the issue: Christopher Irwin and Willy Smeulders represent passengers in the Commission’s Land Security Expert Group, LANDSEC.

The two EPF representatives consistently […]

Passenger rights: a comparative analysis

Laura Fiumara (IT), a law student who has been working for EPF as an intern the last few months, provided us with an in-depth analysis of existing passenger rights. She wrote a paper comparing the same rights across various transport modes.

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Defending the rights of the passengers

The European Passengers’ Federation is involved as a consortium partner in the UIA project TMaas (Traffic Management as a Service).

Evelien Marlier, project manager for EPF, explains our role within TMaas: “When you are developing a new service like TMaaS, it is really important to know the different stakeholder groups and to define their needs. That is why I interviewed […]