Train travel is the future – and train passengers deserve better rights!

Joint letter by EPF, EDF, AGE and ECF

Brussels, 12.11.2019

Dear EU leaders,

Train travel is important. It is less polluting. It is less costly. Accessible, affordable train travel is not only a question of human rights, it is a question of environmental sustainability. Now there is a chance to make train travel work for passengers and at the same time encourage a more sustainable […]

MaaS: what’s in it for the passengers?

During the CER event on ‘What Mobility as a Service means for the rail customer’, EPF delivered an impulse speech that focused on the benefits of MaaS for the passengers – but also on possible risks and challenges.

EPF’s presentation (download it here!) was then used as starting point for the panel discussion with Ismail Ertug (MEP, TRAN committee), Elisabeth […]

Across the border without crossing

On October 31., the symposium “Over de grens zonder overstap – Über die Grenze ohne Umstieg” took place in Enschede (Netherlands).

The number of regional rail and bus lines crossing the border is limited. This used to be different with a dense network of regional trains and buses. From The Hague (but also from Hannover and Düsseldorf) little attention is […]

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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