PRO BAHN conference on passenger rights

By |December 28th, 2019|

PRO BAHN, one of the members of EPF, organized on 16.12.2019, a one-day-conference on passenger rights.

During the morning, Erki Must, former staff member of the European Court of Auditors (now staff member of DG MOVE), presented the special report on passenger rights 30/2018, which has been published on 08.11.2018.

In the afternoon, Elisabeth Kotthaus, head of department Social Aspects, Passenger rights […]

Green Speed project – competition policy implications

By |December 12th, 2019|

Eurostar/Thalys merger proposal: what will be the consequences for the passengers?
Following discussions in October between a delegation from EPF and the team in the European Commission’s powerful Competition department responsible for transport, EPF undertook to give thought to the implications for passengers of the proposed merger of Thalys and Eurostar which had just been announced.  

SNCF is currently the […]

Save the date: Strasbourg conference

By |December 10th, 2019|

EPF’s 2020 annual conference will take place in Strasbourg on 5 & 6 June.

The programme will focus on European cross-border links benefiting for customers. A small preview.

Working sessions:

‘Institutions’: with representatives of the European Commission, the European Court of Auditors and the Independent Regulators Group
‘Operators’: night trains (e.g. ÖBB) – European road lines (e.g. Flixbus-Flixtrain) – International cooperation […]

Urban mobility consultation

By |December 9th, 2019|

EPF has responded to the European Commission’s consultation on urban mobility.

In EPF’s view, it is very important to have an urban mobility policy at EU level. Whereas the local level has the best local knowledge, their financial situation is often not that solid and infrastructure investments  have to compete with other social expenses. Permanent EU funding for local investigations and […]

Hireach newsletter #4 is out!

By |December 1st, 2019|

Anyone interested in transport innovations with social character and new business models favouring inclusive and participative mobility, will be pleased to hear that the new HiReach newsletter is out!

HiReach is a 3-year Research and Innovation Action (RIA) from 2017 to 2020 funded under Horizon 2020 focusing on the development of new tools and business models in order to improve accessibility […]