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.

Click here to download the full paper
Click here to download the presentation

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 […]

Travellers’ demand for the Travel Companion

Within the GOF4R project, EPF is the leader of Work Package 2 on ‘User Demand’. The report Analysis of the demand of travellers for the TC summarises the results obtained. The full report is now available for download. 

EPF White Paper on IP4 concepts End-user applicability

The European Passengers’ Federation’s White Paper on IP4 concepts End-user applicability is now available for download. EPF has published this White Paper in the framework of the IT2Rail project, which has now finished and has organised its final conference in Vienna on April 18th @TRA.

EPF conference Aachen – presentations

We as EPF were very happy with our annual conference taking place in Aachen during the first weekend of June. Most of the presentations are now available on the download page. A few will follow as soon as possible.

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and see you next year! Next year’s conference will take place […]