Better rail connections for Europe’s passengers

By |July 10th, 2021|

For the past year, EPF has been co-chairing the International Rail Passenger (IRP) Transport Platform’s ‘mirror group’ which consists of representatives of railway undertakings (CER/ALLRAIL/UIC/CIT), infrastructure managers (EIM/CER/UIC), railway suppliers (UNIFE), passenger and consumers’ organisations (EPF/BEUC), travel companies and distributors (EU Travel Tech/ALLRAIL/ECTAA) – who are committed to developing a joint action plan/agenda to support international rail passenger services […]

Is ticket retailing really too important to be left to the operators?

By |July 15th, 2021|

On 25. June, Christopher Irwin, EPF Board Member, took part in a panel debate on “Unleashing rail distribution to make rail travel more attractive”. The webinar was organised by eu travel tech as part of the official European Year of Rail programme and discussed challenges and opportunities of making rail travel more accessible.

Rail travel has never been more important. Although […]

EPF online conference

By |June 30th, 2021|

The original plan was to hold our annual EPF conference in Strasbourg in June 2020. The programme and all necessary clarifications had been largely arranged by EPF’s French member FNAUT. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we had to postpone until 2021. And again Corona forced us to cancel our event and replace it for the first time with an online […]

EPF’s breakfast with transport attachés

By |June 21st, 2021|

On June 14th, EPF invited the Transport Attachés from the Permanent Representations for a breakfast in the facilities of Brussels pressclub. Following the current corona rules, we had an audience of 10 colleagues from different countries.

EPF’s officers Kathryn Bulanowski and Sandra Lima together with EPF chair Josef Schneider took the floor to present EPF to those present as a […]

A new face in EPF!

By |June 17th, 2021|

The month of May brought some changes to our team, as we said farewell to our colleague Evelien, we welcomed our new team member, Katie Bulanowski, to our secretariat.

Effective June 2021, Evelien Marlier has left EPF. She has been instrumental in the development of EPF for almost 5 years. Her commitment and enthusiasm will be missed! With lots of […]

Make 2022 the European year of rail and public transport

By |June 8th, 2021|

A joint action of the European associations EPF (passengers), UITP and EPTO (public transport operators), and EMTA and POLIS (transport authorities) wishes to make 2022 a European Year of Rail and Public Transport and have written a co-signed letter sent to the President of the European Commission, the President of the European Parliament, the President of the European Council, […]

Webinar: How rail distribution can make rail more attractive

By |May 31st, 2021|

To discuss challenges and opportunities of making rail travel more accessible, eu travel tech is organising a webinar on “Unleashing rail distribution to make rail travel more attractive” on June 25. (10:00-11:30 CEST), as part of the official European Year of Rail programme. Christopher Irwin, EPF Board Member, will take part in the panel debate.

Rail travel has never been […]

EPF online conference 2021

By |May 26th, 2021|

18th Conference of the European Passengers’ Federation
“European Year of Rail, what’s in for the passenger”
June, 26th 2021, 10:00 CEST (online, MS Teams)
After careful consideration, we decided in March to cancel the EPF conference 2021 in Strasbourg (originally planned for 2020). The pandemic situation showed still too many risks for a successful event. But even in Corona times, it is […]

New Urban Mobility Framework

By |May 25th, 2021|

To help the EU build on its 2013 urban mobility package and meet its 2050 climate target, the EU has launched a ‘New Urban Mobility Framework’ initiative, which proposes measures to encourage EU countries to develop urban transport systems that are safe, accessible, inclusive, affordable, smart, resilient and emission-free. The initiative also addresses transport pollution and congestion, and draws […]

EPF-UITP webinar on Rail Passenger Rights

By |May 19th, 2021|

On 19. May, EPF and UITP jointly organised a webinar on Rail Passenger Rights. The webinar was attended by some 130 participants and provided concrete information on the state of the art of rail passengers’ rights in Member States of the European Union. One of the main conclusions was that domestic legislation in many cases is already surpassing the […]