Link the Iberian Peninsula and Central Europe with Night Trains

Back on Track launched a petition urging the Spanish, French, and Portuguese governments (the latter of which is now taking presidency of the Council of the EU, in the first half of 2021 – The European Year of the Rail) to consider not only resuming the recently stopped Portugal-France night train connection, but also extending it to a major train hub […]

Punctuality report of European trains

A comparative study of punctuality for passenger trains in different European countries considers that countries with high demand for train traveling could be a driving factor in achieving reliable railway systems with high punctuality. The study indicates that punctuality at an overall level is better in countries that invest more in railway infrastructure. However, it states that it is […]

UIC publishes state-of-the-art “Contamination Rates on Trains”

The UIC (International Union of Railways) has published a state-of-the-art document with examples of scientific evidence, case studies and mathematical models that shows that clusters of Covid-19 are rare on public transport and among train staff, and that the probability of becoming infected on public transport is relatively low.

A separate chapter focuses on the risk perception of Covid-19 on […]

Looking back on 2020

The European Passengers’ Federation looks back on an eventful year with completely new challenges. Covid-19 has presented us with a new set of tasks. The annual general meeting took place in Düsseldorf at the beginning of March. This was already marked by concerns about the health of the participants, many representatives of the 37 member federations refrained from attending […]

TMaaS final conference

The TMaaS consortium is organising the final TMaaS conference on the 21st of January 2021.

With this conference, we’re marking the end of our TMaaS journey, the official end of our 3-year European project. This will be a virtual conference.

Under the theme, “A story of innovating mobility together”, the event will bring together partners from the project, Replicator Cities, other […]

Night trains are coming back

PAU NOY, 17.12.2020

Little by little Europe deflects its bow from unsustainable transport to the sustainable one. Where competitiveness was required before, we now hear about zero-emission transport. Priorities are changing and they are moving fast. It is clear that the COVID pandemic has opened the eyes of European rulers. It doesn’t deal that the virus has been the catalyst […]

Make walking, cycling and public transport the primary modes in Functional Urban Areas by 2030

The European Passengers’ Federation joined forces with 16 associations calling upon the European Commission to commit to modal shift and set targets for increasing the share of walking, cycling and public transport.

The joint letter was sent to Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, and the Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, ahead of the publication of the Strategy for a […]

Help us decide on the best possible automated urban mobility solutions!

The H2020 project SHOW supports the deployment of shared, connected, electrified automated vehicles in cities, to advance sustainable urban mobility. Real-life demonstrations will take place in 20 cities across Europe, to test the integration of automated vehicle fleets in public transport, demand-responsive transport (DRT), Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Logistics as a Service (LaaS) schemes.

In order to foster […]

ROVER 50 years old/young

EPF member “Reizigersvereniging Rover” – the union of public transport users in the Netherlands – celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2020.

Fifty years ago, public transport in the Netherlands was in decline due to the rapid growth of the private car. National and local authorities were investing a lot of money in motorways and car-parking, at the same time neglecting […]

How digital innovation can benefit (rail) passengers

On the 19th of November 2020, EPF organized two stakeholder workshops in the context of the Shift2Rail IP4 programme, focusing on “How can digital innovation benefit rail passengers?”. The workshops brought together experts representing all types of (rail) passengers.

During each of these two-hour sessions we created a privileged space for relevant stakeholders to discuss how digital tools can be […]