Renewal of night trains conference

By |February 28th, 2022|

On 23. February, Josef Schneider, Chairman of EPF, participated in a high-level conference on “The renewal of night trains in Europe”, focusing on night trains’ potential as a sustainable mode of transport at the service of regional development.

EPF welcomes any additional offers of public transport. A network of European night train connections enables rail travellers to cover longer distances. […]

2021 Annual Report

By |February 25th, 2022|

The European Passengers’ Federation reached the end of another year. While still having to manage the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a year of fruitful collaborations, innovative projects in mobility and important steps for passenger rights.

The EPF’s team and management board continued to work on projects and relevant policy developments throughout the year, ensuring that in this […]

CER Ticketing Roadmap: monitoring progress necessary

By |February 24th, 2022|

On 20. September 2021, the CER published a “Ticketing roadmap”, available on the internet here. EPF has assessed the contents of this roadmap as basically positive. However, the fact that many of the developments are only promised for a period of 5 or in some cases 10 years, is viewed critically. From the passenger’s point of view, the basic […]

EPF Management Board elections coming up

By |February 24th, 2022|

Besides the office in Ghent, a large part of EPF’s work is done by the Management Board. It consists of a maximum of 7 members; additional experts can be integrated if necessary.

The term of office is 3 years, the election takes place during the annual general assembly. To ensure continuity of work, one third of the Management Board is […]

European conference on Automated and Connected driving

By |February 22nd, 2022|

France hosted a European Conference on Automated and Connected driving on 16-17 February 2022. EPF was invited to take part in the workshop on acceptance and impacts. For EPF, the first question related to CCAM to ask is: What’s in it for the passengers – and what’s in it for society? Technology is an enabler, not a goal in […]

Railway sector marks official closure of European Year of Rail

By |February 21st, 2022|

Today, EPF joined the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe (ALLRAIL), the European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT), Erasmus by Train e.V. (EbT) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), to formally close the European Year of Rail.

2021 was challenging for railways. The Covid-19 […]

Train to Kaunas

By |February 17th, 2022|

Kaunas has made a wonderful start to its year as European Capital of Culture. The opening events this month have motivated us all to try to travel to Kaunas at some point by the end of the year.

Unfortunately though, it is currently not possible to reach Kaunas by train! Re-opening cross-border rail services between Lithuania and its EU neighbours […]

#OnTheMove podcast with EPF

By |February 15th, 2022|

In a new #OnTheMove podcast, an initiative by the Florence School of Regulation, Delphine Grandsart, Senior Researcher at the European Passengers’​ Federation, discusses key items on the European Green Deal agenda, from cost-reflective pricing in transport, to multimodal ticketing and passenger rights, MaaS and more. Tune in to our conversation for the passengers’ standpoint on some of these questions:

What […]