Progress for European night train services

Recently, there have been several examples of possible evolvement of night train services in Europe. Emmanuel Macron mentioned during his national day speech a coming massive expansion of the French railway system – including night train services. Afterwards the French transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari announced that two new night train routes (Paris-Nice and Paris-Tarbes) are planning to be launched […]

SHOW 1st Pan-European workshop

The SHOW (SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption) project will host its 1st Pan-European Workshop, titled «How to make CCAM in Cities a reality» on 18 September 2020.

In this Workshop a selection of high-level Keynote Speakers will share their views and experiences about Connected and Cooperative Automated Mobility, while you’ll also have the opportunity to discuss with the […]

COVID-19 and Public Transport: Regaining passengers’ trust

The COVID-19 pandemic has struck public transport across Europe in an unprecedented way. Lower occupation levels and mandatory health inspections are now part of travelling with trains, trams and buses.

Yet, public transport remains an essential part of society. It is a sustainable, accessible and affordable mobility option. Regaining passengers’ trust is crucial and even though most operators have taken […]

Citizen Engagement on Urban Mobility – Best Practices

The EIT Urban Mobility DecidiUM project, in which EPF is a partner, is collecting information concerning the best practices for citizen engagement in the field of urban mobility.

The survey is aimed at authorities and other bodies who consult or engage citizens in their work regarding urban mobility, for example through surveys, focus groups, public meetings, etc. Responses will be […]

Spanish myopia in railway analysis

The AIREF (fiscal Spanish authority) recently issued a report on investments in railway infrastructure in Spain over the last thirty years. The various media have coincided in the headlines of the issue with the sentence “AIReF asks for less investment to AVE compared to Cercanías and to improve planning.” While in Spain 55,888 million euros have been invested in […]

EPF’s second update on the current health safety measures in Public Transport

The end of June was marked by the lifting of many of the restrictive measures imposed during the pandemic. However, this was quickly followed by an increase of infections in several European countries and new steps were taken to stop the spread of COVID-19. Public transport is yet to return to normality but it is slowly regaining passengers’ trust.

The […]

How can transport benefit us all?

The HiReach project, in which EPF is a partner, is approaching its final stage.
Save the date!
On 22. September, HiReach and its sister project Inclusion will jointly organise a final – virtual – conference to present their main outcomes: Inclusive mobility for an inclusive society: new approaches and solutions. Join us for an interesting and interactive event, and learn […]

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 […]

Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy Roadmap

The European Green Deal includes a target to reduce transport-related greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2050. The Commission intends to adopt a comprehensive strategy to meet this target and ensure that the EU transport sector is fit for a clean, digital and modern economy. To this end, the EC has published a Roadmap to inform citizens and stakeholder […]

Covid-19 rail protocol published

Last week, the European Railway Agency published its “Recommendations for safe resumption of railway services in Europe”.

For the safe resumption of railway operations in Europe, the European Union Agency’s for Railways (ERA), the European Commission and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have developed operational guidelines with the COVID-19 railway protocol. It complements measures taken by […]