EPF has issued a statement as a reaction to the proposed Recast of Regulation (EC) 1371/2007 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations.

The Regulation proposal 2017/0237  can be summarized as follows:

  • Member States can still derogate from the Regulation for regional and suburban rail services and urban transport. But mainline and national services are no more exempted.
  • Compensation principle in case of delays for connecting trains – but railway undertakings can escape it if they inform customers that they don’t accept this principle.
  • More obligations for ticket vendors (different from rail undertakings), infrastructure managers and station managers.
  • Exemption of compensation obligation for delays caused by strong meteorological or major natural circumstances.

The EPF statement can be downloaded here.