Progress for European night train services

By |August 20th, 2020|

Recently, there have been several examples of possible evolvement of night train services in Europe. Emmanuel Macron mentioned during his national day speech a coming massive expansion of the French railway system – including night train services. Afterwards the French transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari announced that two new night train routes (Paris-Nice and Paris-Tarbes) are planning to be launched […]

SHOW 1st Pan-European workshop

By |August 19th, 2020|

The SHOW (SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption) project will host its 1st Pan-European Workshop, titled «How to make CCAM in Cities a reality» on 18 September 2020.

In this Workshop a selection of high-level Keynote Speakers will share their views and experiences about Connected and Cooperative Automated Mobility, while you’ll also have the opportunity to discuss with the […]

COVID-19 and Public Transport: Regaining passengers’ trust

By |August 17th, 2020|

The COVID-19 pandemic has struck public transport across Europe in an unprecedented way. Lower occupation levels and mandatory health inspections are now part of travelling with trains, trams and buses.

Yet, public transport remains an essential part of society. It is a sustainable, accessible and affordable mobility option. Regaining passengers’ trust is crucial and even though most operators have taken […]

Citizen Engagement on Urban Mobility – Best Practices

By |August 17th, 2020|

The EIT Urban Mobility DecidiUM project, in which EPF is a partner, is collecting information concerning the best practices for citizen engagement in the field of urban mobility.

The survey is aimed at authorities and other bodies who consult or engage citizens in their work regarding urban mobility, for example through surveys, focus groups, public meetings, etc. Responses will be […]

Spanish myopia in railway analysis

By |August 16th, 2020|

The AIREF (fiscal Spanish authority) recently issued a report on investments in railway infrastructure in Spain over the last thirty years. The various media have coincided in the headlines of the issue with the sentence “AIReF asks for less investment to AVE compared to Cercanías and to improve planning.” While in Spain 55,888 million euros have been invested in […]

EPF’s second update on the current health safety measures in Public Transport

By |August 11th, 2020|

The end of June was marked by the lifting of many of the restrictive measures imposed during the pandemic. However, this was quickly followed by an increase of infections in several European countries and new steps were taken to stop the spread of COVID-19. Public transport is yet to return to normality but it is slowly regaining passengers’ trust.

The […]