17th Florence Air Forum

By |October 30th, 2021|

The 17th Florence Air Forum, co-organised by the Florence School of Regulation and European Commission’s DG COMP Directorate F, took place on October 22. The aim of this high-level event was to examine, together with key stakeholders, the hard impact of Covid-19 on the air sector and to explore possible ways-forward to ensure its recovery. EPF was invited to […]

The Connecting Europe Express: Progress, Lessons Learned and Upcoming Challenges

By |October 18th, 2021|

On 7 October, the Connecting Europe Express reached its final destination of Paris after 36 days travelling across Europe – West to East, North to South, and visiting neighbours outside the EU. The train made more than 200 stops, crossed 26 countries and 33 borders, travelling on three different gauges along the way.

The final event in Paris was an […]

AURORA’s first stakeholder workshop

By |October 20th, 2021|

AURORA will involve end-users and relevant stakeholders in all phases of its journey, to ensure that our innovative solutions meet the needs of citizens and stakeholders, resulting in services with added value.

To commence our stakeholder engagement activities, AURORA organised a first virtual workshop on Tuesday, September 28th 2021, from 13:00 to 17:00 CEST.

Overall we can see that UAM’s success […]

EPF @TRAKO on night trains

By |October 15th, 2021|

EPF participated in the Night Train Seminar at the TRAKO fair the 22th of September in Gdansk. The seminar was organized by ProKolej and moderated by their chairman Jakub Majewski. Representatives from ÖBB, UK’s Department for Transport and Siemens Mobility participated among others. EPF was represented by Emil Frodlund who made a presentation that highlighted the end user needs […]

EPF position paper on state aid

By |October 5th, 2021|

Following the Covid-19 crisis, many transport companies have received state aid. The financial support of operators impacted by the crisis is certainly welcome. However, such aid should be justified so that it is not endangering competition – neither between operators, nor between modes.

EPF stresses that decisions taken today must be considered in a broader, long-term perspective and assessed against the […]

EPF’s Statement on international train tickets

By |October 7th, 2021|

The reputation of international train tickets is not as positive as it should be. International train tickets are considered expensive and difficult to book. However, booking these trains can be cheaper if the passengers can full access to the information regarding their purchase.

Arriën Kruyt, Member of the board of European Passengers Federation, gives us examples of how passengers are […]