About Swifts, Swallows and Peregrines

By night train from Berlin to Moscow It can be called an expedition of exploring to the east which members of the passenger association of TreinTramBus from Belgium, Rover from the Netherlands and Fahrgastverband PRO BAHN from Germany did in May 2018. Actually it was an educational trip of the European Passengers’ Federation (EPF) focused on the topics public transport […]

Rail security – EPF position in LANDSEC

Following the attack by a lone roving gunman on a Thalys train in northern France in 2015 the European Commission immediately initiated work on a possible rail security initiative.  EPF was an active participant in the consultations on the issue: Christopher Irwin and Willy Smeulders represent passengers in the Commission’s Land Security Expert Group, LANDSEC.

The two EPF representatives consistently […]

Passenger rights: a comparative analysis

Laura Fiumara (IT), a law student who has been working for EPF as an intern the last few months, provided us with an in-depth analysis of existing passenger rights. She wrote a paper comparing the same rights across various transport modes.

Click here to download the full paper
Click here to download the presentation

Defending the rights of the passengers

The European Passengers’ Federation is involved as a consortium partner in the UIA project TMaas (Traffic Management as a Service).

Evelien Marlier, project manager for EPF, explains our role within TMaas: “When you are developing a new service like TMaaS, it is really important to know the different stakeholder groups and to define their needs. That is why I interviewed […]

Travellers’ demand for the Travel Companion

Within the GOF4R project, EPF is the leader of Work Package 2 on ‘User Demand’. The report Analysis of the demand of travellers for the TC summarises the results obtained. The full report is now available for download. 

EPF White Paper on IP4 concepts End-user applicability

The European Passengers’ Federation’s White Paper on IP4 concepts End-user applicability is now available for download. EPF has published this White Paper in the framework of the IT2Rail project, which has now finished and has organised its final conference in Vienna on April 18th @TRA.

EPF conference Aachen – presentations

We as EPF were very happy with our annual conference taking place in Aachen during the first weekend of June. Most of the presentations are now available on the download page. A few will follow as soon as possible.

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and see you next year! Next year’s conference will take place […]

Force majeure – recast rail passenger rights

As a response to the proposed recast of regulation (EC) 1371/2007 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations, EPF addressed a letter to the Members of Parliament as well as to the members of TRAN and IMCO committee, to express our concerns.

The proposed force majeure clause in the proposed recast would impose disproportionately high costs and financial risks upon passengers. […]

Cross-border rail study

The European Passengers’ Federation, as a subcontractor to KCW, was involved in a study commissioned by the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission (DG REGIO) on the Comprehensive analysis of the existing cross-border transport connections and missing links on the internal EU borders. The study consisted of the following:

the preparation of an inventory of […]

#BECIPTEC: conference video, presentations, and more

The CIPTEC H2020 project has come to an end… On April 24, it was time to share our findings with the community. Check out our conference video!

The presentations can be found here. And of course, other materials (the toolbox, deliverables and other publications) can be found on the CIPTEC website.

CIPTEC has created innovative concepts and tools for Public Transport that lead […]