EPF’s seventeenth bulletin is out…

Welcome to the 17th 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 Statement concerning the Distribution Cost Charge of the Lufthansa Group

The European Passengers’ Federation has been following with great interest the announcement of the Lufthansa Group to redirect its commercial strategy amongst others towards a clear cost differentiation between the booking channels which passengers and travel agents use. The Lufthansa Group will add a “Distribution Cost Charge” (DCC) of EUR 16 for every ticket issued by a booking channel […]

Commission calls for stricter enforcement of passenger rights legislation in Europe

Press Release from EC on Passenger Rights
As millions of European citizens will be travelling during the summer period, today the Commission is calling for better application and enforcement of passenger rights legislation in the European Union. As a first remedy, the Commission today adopted interpretative guidelines clarifying the existing rules in the rail sector.
EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said: “Transport is not about […]

Report of EPF Budapest conference

Report on the EPF conference in Budapest 20-21 of March 2015

Our 13th Conference and Annual General Meeting of the European Passengers’ Federation was held on 20-21 March 2015, Budapest, Hungary. The conference took place in the Bálna Centre. VEKE, our Hungarian member organisation hostred the event and special thanks has to go to Lajos Dorner for putting some much time in […]

Open letter on the mid-term review of the EC’s transport white paper

The forth-coming mid-term review of the European Commission’s transport White Paper of 2011, Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – towards a competitive and resource-efficient transport system, will have major implications for the whole transport sector. EPF has sent an open letter to numerous representatives of the transport sector. Read more here.

Welcome to the sixteenth issue of the bulletin.

Welcome to the 16th 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 inaugural summit in Brussels on the 9th of December 2014

The European Passengers’ Federation (EPF) held its inaugural summit in Brussels. EPF believes that European transport policy needs to focus on the delivery of better end-to-end journeys for passengers. In order to ensure that passengers are at the heart of the EU policy making, EPF organised a policy summit in Brussels on the 9th of December.
This passenger-focused event was about […]

Joint Open Letter – 4th Railway Package

EPF co-signed an open letter from the European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) to the EU Transport Council. Other organizatios co-signing this letter are CLECAT, ERFA, European Shippers Council, Mofair and UIRR, urging the EU Member States to pursue discussions on the political pillar of the 4th Railway Package and to retain the principles that allow a thriving, competitive rail market […]

EPF and international night trains

EPF firmly believes that there is a role for international night trains – but that role is not exactly the same as it was 30 years ago.

Our October Council meeting discussed the latest developments and agreed the following call:

“We urge the European Union to commission an independent fact-finding study of the social, economic and environmental benefits for EU citizens […]

Welcome to the fifteenth issue of the bulletin of activities of the European Passengers’ Federation.

In this issue we mention a questionnaire for customers of Eurostar; a survey of the implementation of air passengers’ rights in Poland; the question of rail financing in Bulgaria; current and possible progress of rail services between Austria and Italy, and urban transport in Brussels and Warsaw.

There are new Members of the European Parliament and soon there will be […]