AURORA: Creating space for Urban Air Mobility in our cities

By |May 4th, 2021|

As cities grow larger, they increasingly face problems caused by transport and traffic. Urban Air Mobility (UAM) offers a promising opportunity to mitigate road (surface) congestion by taking urban mobility to the third dimension – the airspace. The EU-funded project AURORA (sAfe Urban aiR mObility for euRopeAn citizens) will develop and integrate safety-critical technologies to support autonomous flight UAM […]

Save the date: Online EPF conference on 26.06

By |April 27th, 2021|

EPF’s 2021 annual conference will take place in an online format the 26th of June (10:00 – 14:30 CET).

The programme will link with the 2021 European Year of Rail and focus on how rail can strengthen transport connections in Europe from the passengers’ perspective.

Our online event can count on key interventions from the European Parliament (Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg) and the […]

How to regain passengers’ trust in public transport?

By |April 26th, 2021|

A team of transport researchers from Hasselt University, with the support of EPF, has developed a survey on how to regain the trust and confidence of passengers in Public Transport. The research is aimed at identifying and quantifying significant factors affecting passengers’ confidence and satisfaction towards Public Transport during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to gauge their willingness […]

EPF-UITP workshop on Rail Passenger Rights

By |April 25th, 2021|

In the frame of the European Year of Rail, UITP and the European Passengers’ Federation (EPF) are organising a digital workshop on ‘Rail passenger rights for all: EU legislation and beyond’ on 19 May from 9.30 to 12.00 (CET).

Regional and local rail operators and authorities are very engaged in offering attractive services to their passengers and in ensuring the […]

EPF presentation at the #EUCAD2021 conference

By |April 23rd, 2021|

It is time to make CCAM a reality together. The European Commission intends to establish a new European Partnership on Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) under Horizon Europe. The Partnership aims to align better public and private efforts through a common and long-term R&I agenda, and to accelerate the implementation of smart, innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for […]

UN Task Force recommendations for green and healthy transport recovery

By |April 18th, 2021|

EPF has been contributing to an Expert Group jointly led by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in collaboration with the World Health Organisation Transport under the Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE-PEP). The group has now completed its report and recommendations as part of the preparations for the Fifth High-Level Ministerial Meeting of THE PEP to be […]

Post-covid mobility in Europe

By |April 14th, 2021|

The COVID pandemic has caused a cataclysm in the mobility schemes that we knew. In the past year 2020, with the rise of the pandemic, new mobility paradigms have emerged, some of which are here to stay. The most obvious is teleworking but there are many others. A collateral effect of the pandemic has been to homogenize and globalize […]

EPF @RailTech conference

By |March 31st, 2021|

Yesterday, EPF was represented at the RailTech conference, speaking about How to realize the shift to rail from the passenger perspective. Delphine Grandsart, senior researcher at EPF, presented passengers’ priorities and also EPF priorities for future EU action to improve passenger experience and encourage a modal shift.

EPF’s presentation can be downloaded here. Before the conference, RailTech also interviewed Delphine, […]

Kick-off Year of Rail

By |March 29th, 2021|

The 29th of March 2021 marked the start of the European Year of Rail with an on-line event organized by the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the European Commission. This kick-off event brought together key actors of the sector: government representatives, train operators and end-user representatives and counted on the presence of […]

Sector Stakeholder Statement on International Rail Passenger Services

By |March 30th, 2021|

Following intense work with the International Rail Passenger Platform (IRP), stakeholders from the rail sector have issued a collective statement on international rail passenger services. The Rail stakeholders have been advising the Platform formally for the last six months in a ‘Sector Mirror Group’ to the IRP.

The Sector Mirror Group consists of representatives of railway undertakings (CER/ALLRAIL/UIC/CIT), infrastructure managers (EIM/CER/UIC), railway […]