Launch of TSGA regulatory services

TSGA (TAP TSI Services Governance Association) was set up in December 2016 by DB, Trenitalia and SNCF Mobilités, as founding members, in order to build the TAP TSI regulatory services and make them available for rail stakeholders, as stated in the TAP TSI Regulation.

The TSGA constitutes one of the key milestones towards fully implementing the Regulation, acting as an […]

EPF met with DG COMP

Following contact with DG COMP, EPF was invited to meet members of the Transport, Posts & Other Services Directorate.  DG COMP’s team was led by the Director.  EPF had previously provided the Directorate with a paper setting out its priorities for the new Commission.  This outlines the case for a seamless passenger transport system facilitated by an integrated data […]

EPF is hiring!

EPF is recruiting a project and policy officer

The European Passengers’ Federation (EPF) links Europe’s major passenger organisations. EPF is an international non-profit organisation under Belgian law and has 37 member associations covering 21 European countries. EPF’s mission is to achieve comprehensive passenger rights throughout Europe and improve passengers’ experience by conducting research, holding conferences and working constructively with the […]

Review Air Services Regulation – EPF position on price transparency

The European Commission is currently considering a revision of the “Air Services Regulation” (Regulation (EC) 1008/2008). The European Passengers’ Federation (EPF) welcomes the opportunity to share its views in connection with the price transparency provisions included in the Regulation. Here are the main points that we think the revision should address:

Specific provisions are needed with regard to ancillary […]

Gentse feesten: first major TMaaS test

During the previous edition of the Gentse Feesten a new phase of TMaaS (Traffic Management as a Service) got underway and it was finally possible to test the dashboard. In a few months, when the Winter festival in Ghent will attract thousands of visitors to the city, a new test will be carried out, in which groups of residents will […]

Mission letter to the Commissioner-designate for Transport: EPF reaction

Today, EPF sent a letter to Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission.

During the autumn quarterly meeting in Gdansk last weekend, members of the EPF council assembled and reviewed the Mission letter prepared by Ms von der Leyen to the nominated Transport Commissioner-designate.

EPF appreciates and supports the mission described in this document. In particular, we welcome the part that says “As […]

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PRM-TSI: last Working Party meeting

EPF has been one of three user NGOs participating in the Working Party dealing with the revision of Regulation 1300/2014 on Accessibility for PRM in rail travel.

The work has been going on since 2011. Now the last WP meeting has taken place, after almost eight years of work in several stages. ERA will in January present the text for […]

PRM need equal rights to train travel!

When Horst tried to take an early morning train to a meeting with the German ministry of Health, he was denied boarding: the train was there, but assistance was still closed. Taking a train after a flight is also an impossible task: most train station require pre-notification of 48 hours, which leaves passengers with reduced mobility stranded if the […]

Interrail: A successful story

Erika Silén and Marcus Holm, two young InterRail influencers from Sweden

We have the opportunity to act as InterRail influencers for the Swedish sales channel Europarunt which is hosted by SilverRail, a company that offers technical solutions for ticketing, mainly for train operators. We have traveled by InterRail lots of times and have experience with planning train routes, smart packing, […]