HiReach book published

By |January 27th, 2021|

As a follow-up to the HiReach project, the project team is very happy to announce that our book, Re-thinking Mobility Poverty – Understanding Users’ Geographies, Backgrounds and Aptitudes, is published!

The book in general seeks to better conceptualise and define mobility poverty, addressing both its geographies and socio-economic landscapes. It moves beyond the analysis of ‘transport poverty’ and innovatively explores mobility inequalities […]

An exciting end to the TMaaS project

By |January 27th, 2021|

Thursday 21 January – the time had finally come for the last TMaaS conference that marked the end of an exciting process that had lasted more than three years. Due to the current health crisis, the event had to take a virtual format, but that did not spoil the fun. The TMaaS Team looks back at this successful day […]

Revised rail passenger rights adopted by the Council

By |January 25th, 2021|

On January 25. 2021, the European Council of Ministers adopted the revised Regulation on rail passengers’ rights. EPF welcomes the efforts put in this new regulation and, in particular, the strengthening of passengers’ rights in certain areas. Rail companies are now encouraged to increase their offer in through tickets, which will be mandatory if connecting trains are run by […]

Smart & Sustainable Mobility Strategy presented at EPF GM

By |January 20th, 2021|

During the last EPF General Meeting on 16.1.2021, DG Move presented the key points of the Smart & Sustainable Mobility Strategy. 

During the discussion of all present representatives of the EPF member federations there was agreement that the question of CO2 neutrality was well elaborated in the strategy and that the paths to achieve this goal are sensibly described. EPF […]

Link the Iberian Peninsula and Central Europe with Night Trains

By |January 13th, 2021|

Back on Track launched a petition urging the Spanish, French, and Portuguese governments (the latter of which is now taking presidency of the Council of the EU, in the first half of 2021 – The European Year of the Rail) to consider not only resuming the recently stopped Portugal-France night train connection, but also extending it to a major train hub […]

Punctuality report of European trains

By |January 4th, 2021|

A comparative study of punctuality for passenger trains in different European countries considers that countries with high demand for train traveling could be a driving factor in achieving reliable railway systems with high punctuality. The study indicates that punctuality at an overall level is better in countries that invest more in railway infrastructure. However, it states that it is […]