Belgian Railways on their way to 2040

By |June 30th, 2022|

This autumn, some crucial decisions will be taken regarding the future of the Belgian railways. There will be a new public service contract with the NMBS/SNCB and a performance contract with the infrastructure manager Infrabel, supplemented by multi-year investment plans. Belgium finally has a rail policy again, but without the necessary people and resources, it threatens to remain nothing […]

European Rail Manifesto

By |June 30th, 2022|

Travel and rail industry partner with civil society calling on policy makers to shift to rail
European actors of the rail and travel sector – including civil society and passenger associations – call on European Institutions and Member states to take bold actions now to achieve a climate-friendly transport system by 2030. Their call was presented at the Connecting Europe […]

R2A workshop on Educational Campaigns

By |June 30th, 2022|

The Ride2Autonomy project is organising its second workshop on 7. July (9:30-12:00) on the topic of Educational Campaign guidelines for automated shuttle solutions. 

The aim of the workshop is to provide guidance on how to plan educational outreach campaigns to increase user acceptance of automated shuttle solutions, including engagement methodologies on how to target different user groups (particularly citizens) and illustrate success factors […]

EPF at the EESC Hearing

By |June 23rd, 2022|

On Thursday 23 June, EPF’s Sandra Lima participated in the European Economic and Social Committee’s (EESC) hearing on transport accessibility. The aim of this event was to discuss existing barriers in the mobility landscape and to share good practices and necessary steps for creating more inclusive transport.

In her presentation, Sandra stressed that the freedom of movement contributes to a […]

EPF is hiring – Project & Policy Officer

By |June 17th, 2022|

For its Ghent-based secretariat, EPF is looking for an experienced Project & Policy officer to strengthen our motivated team!

The main tasks associated with this position involve:

Project management

Conduct research activities (desk research, interviews, surveys, …)
Organise workshops and focus groups with end-users and/or experts
Develop communication campaigns towards stakeholders
Conduct communication activities: write articles, manage social media posts, ….

Transport Focus report ‘What do passengers want’

By |June 8th, 2022|

One of EPF’s UK members, Transport Focus, speaks to tens of thousands of passengers each year as part of large-scale ‘tracker’ surveys and smaller bespoke insight reports.  The organisation, which is publicly funded, is the independent watchdog representing the interests of Britain’s rail passengers (excluding Northern Ireland), of bus and tram passengers in England (outside London) and passengers on […]

Second Sector Stakeholder Statement on International Passenger Rail Services

By |June 1st, 2022|

PRESS RELEASE The Ministerial Platform on International Rail Passenger Transport (IRP) was set up to improve the framework conditions for the development of international passenger rail services in Europe, facilitating modal shift and the goals of the Green Deal. As co-chairs of the Mirror Group that represents rail sector stakeholders in the Platform’s work, we warmly welcome its latest […]