IMPACTS workshop report on creating safer public transport

By |July 31st, 2023|

The IMPACTS Project aims to enhance public transport safety, encourage mutual support, and improve urban mobility through innovative solutions. In order to obtain relevant feedback from stakeholders on these innovations, EPF organised an onsite workshop on Saturday, 3rd of June 2023 in Barcelona, as part of the EPF annual conference (agenda). Prior to the workshop, EPF distributed a pre-workshop […]

EPF at the LynX4Rail Final Event

By |July 26th, 2023|

On May 23rd, Delphine Grandsart of EPF participated in the final event of Lynx4Rail and Lynx4Rail II at the UIC premises in Paris.

Europe’s Rail JU is a public-private partnership in the rail sector, co-financed by the Horizon Europe programme, funding research and innovation and harmonising standards to deliver the railway system of the future. In order to ensure that […]

EPF welcomes the interpretative guidelines on public services contracts issued by the Commission

By |July 28th, 2023|

On June 26, 2023, the European Commission issued a Notice on “Interpretative guidelines concerning Regulation (EC) N° 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by road and rail”. To EPF, which supported this document from the beginning, this is good news for passengers, as it is extending the scope of public transport contracting to other activities than purely local services. […]

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    Conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Alvia train accident

Conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Alvia train accident

By |July 11th, 2023|

Last week on July 6th EPF was present at the European Parliament at the Conference “Lessons Learned in Rail Safety in the EU”, organized by MEP Ana Miranda (Greens, Spain).

The conference aimed to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Alvia train accident in Galicia (2013), which was one of the most tragic train accidents in recent decades in which […]

EPF signs Memorandum of Understanding with ERA

By |July 7th, 2023|

On Thursday 06 July, EPF and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, aimed at establishing a basis for collaboration.

The agreement was signed by Josef Schneider, Chair of EPF’s Management Board, and Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director of ERA. The signing ceremony was held in Brussels and was also attended by EPF’s Willy Smeulders, Katie […]

EU-wide multimodal travel – new specifications for information services

By |July 3rd, 2023|

On 31. May, the European Commission published a Draft Act, amending the MMTIS Delegated Regulation on Multi Modal Travel Information Services (EU) 2017/1926. EPF provided its feedback on 28. June.

EPF welcomes the revision of the MMTIS Regulation, in that the scope of mandatory data to be shared by transport service providers, infrastructure managers and transport authorities through National Access […]

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    GEMINI: Greening European Mobility through cascading innovation INItiatives

GEMINI: Greening European Mobility through cascading innovation INItiatives

By |July 3rd, 2023|

Last week on June 28th and 29th we officially kicked off the GEMINI project (Greening European Mobility through cascading innovation INItiatives) in Potsdam, Germany. Coordinated by the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI), this Horizon Europe-funded project consists of 43 partners and will run for 3.5 years.

The GEMINI project aims to reinforce modal shift through the demonstration and uptake of […]