EC public consultation on rail passenger rights

From February to May 2016 the European Commission organized a public consultation on Rail passenger rights. This is one of the activities to prepare the revision of this regulation. The result has now been published on the Commission Website. EPF will analyze the results in detail and discuss them on its next General Meeting in Paris. But: participation of […]

EPF at the 13th Florence Rail Forum

On 25th November, Marco Gariboldi represented EPF at the 13th Florence Rail Forum at the Florence School of Regulation. The forum’s topic was rail passenger security. The Forum was organized in 4 sessions, and Marco was included as speaker in the third one – regarding staff and passengers.

The presentation can be found on the FSR website.

All in all, EPF”s […]

Deutsch-Polnischer Bahnverkehr: Handlungsbedarf bei Infrastruktur und Fernverkehr

Zum II. Deutsch-Polnischen Bahngipfel am 30.11. in Stettin appelliert die Initiative deutsch-polnischer Schienenpersonenverkehr (KolejDEPL) an die Teilnehmer des Treffens, Maßnahmen zu ergreifen, um die Erreichbarkeit der wichtigsten Städte im grenznahen Raum auf der Schiene zu verbessern.

„Der Ausbau der Infrastruktur ist dafür eine entscheidende Voraussetzung. Gerade bei Lückenschlüssen auf grenzüberschreitenden Strecken sollten die nationalen Verkehrsministerien eine aktivere Rolle ergreifen. Nur […]

The European Commission’s proposed European Accessibility Act

The European Commission has tabled draft legislation intended to improve the functioning of the internal market for access to goods and services. These include access to air, bus rail and waterborne passenger transport services not only by people with disabilities but also by those with what the draft describes as functional impairments (which may be temporary or permanent and […]

New EPF members

On 22st October, EPF has accepted two new associated members: Council for Sustainable Transport Denmark ( und Union of Passengers Russia ( This means that EPF now in total has 37 member organisations.

Survey on long distance international train journeys

The EPF long-distance working group has set up a survey to find out how people experience their long distance international trips by train. If you travel long distances by train sometimes, please take a minute to fill in our survey.

Free Interrail pass for young EU citizens is a good idea

The European Passengers’ Federation is in favour of the proposal to give all young Europeans the opportunity of a free Interrail card when they reach the age of 18. Many children have experienced in their youth only cars, local busses or trams. They have never learned the great possibilities of trains to travel across borders inside Europe.

A free Interrail […]

Decarbonisation of transport

As public transport users, we have studied the European Commission´s Communication on this issue. However, we are disappointed by what it says – or even more – by what it does not say. For example, technical innovation is happening in the public transport sector as well as in the car industry. The EPF position paper can be downloaded through […]

EPF has its 21st Bulletin out….

Welcome to the 21st issue of our bulletin which shows you the work and interests of the European Passengers’ Federation and its member associations in 20 countries on behalf of customers in all modes of public transport. To download the document, please click here “EPF Bulletin #21”.

European Parliament publishes analysis of implementation appraisal for rail passenger rights and obligations

The European Parliament published a detailed 12-page report. This report is analysing what has happened since the adoption of this legislation in the European Parliament in 2007.