Enjoyable holidays with public transport

At the annual General Meeting in Düsseldorf on 14th March, EPF adopted a new position paper with recommendations on public transport promotion for touristic trips.

The paper was prepared by EPF member PRO BAHN and deals with:

the journey to a holiday destination
mobility at the holiday destination
day trips from the place of residence
luggage and passenger transfer.

The full […]

EPF conference Strasbourg POSTPONED

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the travel restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 EPF conference has been postponed to next year. We will keep you informed of the new date. Thanks for your understanding!

Join us for the next EPF-conference in Strasbourg (5-6 June 2020).

This year’s theme: European Cross-border links: What’s in it for the passenger?

Check out the programme:

Friday 5th […]

European Year of Rail 2021

The Commission has proposed on 04.03.2020 to make 2021 the European Year of Rail, to support the delivery of its European Green Deal objectives in the transport field.

A series of events, campaigns and initiatives in 2021 will promote rail as a sustainable, innovative and safe mode of transport. It will highlight its benefits for people, the economy and […]

ERA PRM TSI Regulation Revision Working Party

During 2019 the work in the ERA PRM TSI working party has come to a final result. After several years of quite intense work a number of improvements are proposed.

The new regulation will be decided probably in June 2020. The results are, apart from rules concerning functional working of railway carriages and station service design, especially two major new […]

EPF delivers keynote at breakfast meeting on Air Services

With the review of the Air Services Regulation, (EC) 1008/2008, and of other acquis with a relevance to air travel, EPF has been focussed on the case for further safeguarding price transparency and improving competition for passengers. Chris Irwin represented EPF as the keynote speaker at a breakfast event in the European Parliament on the impact of airline consolidation […]

Netherlands Proposal for International Rail Passenger Transport

The Netherlands Government has submitted a position paper to the European Commission that sets out plans for the development of international passenger rail. It follows a high-level meeting, mainly with representatives of Member States and the Commission, that was organised towards the end of last year by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management. EPF board members Arriën […]

INDIMO: inclusive digital mobility

On 12-13 February, the new EU-funded project INDIMO (Inclusive Digital Mobility Solutions) kicked off its activities in Brussels. EPF is glad and excited to be part of the project team.

INDIMO’s main objective is to extend the benefits of digitally interconnected transport systems to people that currently face barriers to using such systems. INDIMO will create an Inclusive Digital Mobility […]

SHOW panel debate

A major milestone for automated vehicles (AVs) was reached at the end of January with the launch of the SHOW (SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption) project. Coordinated by UITP, SHOW brings together 69 partners from 13 EU countries – including EPF – to support the deployment of shared, connected and electrified automation in urban transport across a […]

EPF is growing!

This month our new team member, Sandra Lima, started working in our secretariat offices in Ghent.
Sandra comes from the north of Portugal and has been living in Belgium for more than two years. She is no stranger to European Affairs and project management, having worked in the Council of the European Union, in Social Services Europe and in the […]

Update: Competition policy implication of the Green Speed project

EPF is keen to ensure that the various competition authorities make safeguarding passengers’ interests a precondition for authorising the proposed merger between Eurostar and Thalys.  Members were updated at their General Meeting in January on constructive exchanges that have already taken place with DG COMP.  As we recorded last month, EPF recognises that the merger should allow the two […]