Contribution about Regulation (EU) No 181/2011 (rights of passengers in bus and coach)

EPF has submitted a written contribution about the application of Regulation (EU) No 181/2011 concerning the rights of passengers in bus and coach transport. Our contribution can be downloaded here.

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EPF conference 2016

The 14th Conference and Annual General Meeting of the European Passengers’ Federation will take place 8-10 April 2016 in Berlin (Germany).

EPF’s 18th Bulletin is out

Welcome to the 18th 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 presentation on EU-wide multimodal travel information

On November 3rd, Josef Schneider participated in a workshop in Brussels on the ITS Directive Priority action ‘a’. The focus of the EPF presentation was on the provision of EU-wide multimodal travel information services. The presentation can be downloaded here.

ERFA Open Letter to Council and European Parliament

ERFA has published an open letter to Council and European Parliament at the start of informal trilogues on the 4th Railway Package. The undersigned associations (Clecat, ERFA, EPF, Epttola, ESC and T&E) ask the European Parliament and the Council to support a growth and customer-orientated management of the rail infrastructure and full financial transparancy and sustainability of the rail […]

EPF presentation LANDSEC meeting

Christopher Irwin made a presentation on the passengers’ perspective concerning security at the extraordinary LANDSEC meeting on Rail Passenger Security.

The European Passengers’ Federation, an association of users’ organisations in 20 European countries, considers that proportionality is vital in reacting to the terrifying Thalys incident. Terrorist attacks on the rail system are almost as old as the mode itself. Fortunately, […]

Turn objectives into reality – EPF and CER call for concrete policies for modal shift

Today the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the European Passenger Federation (EPF) published a common statement on the mid-term review of the White Paper on Transport, calling on the European Commission to swiftly adopt concrete policies to encourage a modal shift to rail and public transport.

CER and EPF also welcomed today’s adoption by the European […]

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 […]