ERA celebrates its 20th birthday

By |April 26th, 2024|

EPF representatives were delighted to participate in the twentieth birthday celebrations of the European Railway Agency. Josef Schneider, chair of EPF’s Management Board and a long-serving passengers’ representative on ERA’s Administrative Board, and his EPF colleague, Christopher Irwin, were in Valenciennes, ERA’s hometown, for the occasion.

Celebrations were held at the Cité des Congrès. Senior representatives of the EU […]

EPF & UPPER at TRA session on People Centred & Inclusive Mobility

By |April 20th, 2024|

EPF was at TRA – Transport Research Arena – in Dublin last month, participating as a panelist in a Strategic Session on People Centred & Inclusive Mobility. During the session, Delphine Grandsart from EPF highlighted the need to involve end-users – including vulnerable to exclusion groups – in the development of mobility services in order to have a public […]

EPF at Connecting Europe Days: Passengers Rights and TEN-T

By |April 25th, 2024|

Connecting Europe Days 2024, Europe’s mobility flagship event, took place on 2-5 April at the SQUARE in Brussels, Belgium. EPF was invited as a speaker in Debate 9: Passenger Rights and TEN-T.

The Connecting Europe Days conference brought together more than 3.200 participants from over 80 countries. Participants included Ministers, politicians, financial institutions, industry representatives, transport stakeholders and the European Commission and related […]

To Compete With The Car, Multimodal Door-To-Door Bookings Using Ground-Based Public Transport Must Be Possible

By |April 16th, 2024|

Joint Press Release – 16.04.2024

This month, at a meeting in Brussels, European Transport Ministers called on the EU to make rail the backbone of European mobility.
They want legislation so that “passengers can easily compare, book and pay for their door-to-door train journey in a trans-European perspective”.
It must be possible for travellers to book door-to-door journeys across […]

IRP workshop on ticketing, data and distribution: The Last Chance saloon?

By |April 11th, 2024|

Christopher Irwin, who is also the co-chair of the Sector Stakeholders’ Group that advises the intergovernmental Platform on Cross-Border Passenger Rail, was amongst those who gave a presentation at the Platform’s Workshop in London in April on ticketing and related matters. His presentation emphasised the importance of focusing on defining what was required of a modernised ticketing system – […]

Managing extreme weather conditions for rail passengers

By |April 4th, 2024|

Network Rail, Britain’s main rail infrastructure manager, launched an Extreme Heat Task Force (EHTF) in July 2022 in response to record temperatures which had caused significant disruption for passengers. The remit of the EHTF was to assess how network resilience might be improved in these conditions and how other countries manage these conditions more effectively.

Network Rail invited Transport Focus […]