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Platform on International Rail Passenger Transport publishes Progress Report

By |June 20th, 2024|

The Fourth Integrated Progress Report of the Ministerial Platform on International Rail Passenger Transport (IRP) was published in time for the meeting of the EU Transport Council in June, where it was presented by the Austrian and Dutch delegations.

The IRP was set up four years ago. It was tasked with a common agenda aimed at fostering and supporting the improvement […]

20 years of ERA: Way forward

By |June 11th, 2024|

EPF has supported the work of the European Railway Agency (ERA) since ERA was established. Long-standing EPF Board member Chris Irwin from the UK has led and shaped ERA’s management board for many years. Since 2023, Delphine Grandsart (Senior Researcher at EPF) and Josef Schneider (EPF Chairman) represent EPF in the ERA board.

ERA has just celebrated its 20th anniversary. […]

Relaunch on Rails

By |June 1st, 2024|

In the run-up to the European elections, in Germany, a broad alliance of industry associations, companies, and civil society organisations issued a joint declaration “Relaunch on rails” (14. May 2024) to make it clear that the EU climate targets can only be achieved with a significantly increased commitment to rail transport, underpinned by concrete targets and additional implementation instruments. The […]

EPF priorities for EU action

By |May 31st, 2024|

With a view to the next political mandate of the European Parliament and of the European Commission, EPF has identified its priorities for Union action that will help unleash the potential of the public transport sector.

➡ Goal: A seamless European passenger transport system

The appeal and utility of public transport is greatest when providing access to a network of networks […]

The European Green Deal: five years on

By |May 31st, 2024|

On 19. April, EPF participated in a Policy Workshop organised by the Florence School of Regulation, entitled “The European Green Deal: five years on”. Approaching the mid-point in the horizon over which the European Green Deal defined 2030 policy targets, the workshop provided an opportunity to take stock of the progress achieved and the remaining challenges ahead, with specific focus […]

Simplifying European ticketing

By |May 29th, 2024|

On 30. April, EPF participated in a hybrid event on the topic of “Simplifying European Ticketing”, hosted by MEP Jakop Dalunde at the European Parliament.

At the event, Jon Worth presented the main outcomes of his recently released report on Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS), which provides a detailed analysis of current problems and what is required to solve them, […]

Alianza Ibérica por el Ferrocarril (AIF) organises its second conference

By |May 15th, 2024|

The Alianza Ibérica por el Ferrocarril (AIF) held its second conference on May 11th in Lisbon, focusing on the future of sustainable rail transport in Spain and Portugal. The Associació per a la Promoció del Transport Públic (PTP), a member entity of the European Passengers’ Federation (EPF), presented the current state of cross-border rail services.

Key discussions included an analysis […]

Agreement on Journey Continuation: What to do if you miss your connection on an international journey

By |May 2nd, 2024|

EPF would like your feedback on how the Agreement on Journey Continuation is explained on the websites of national railway undertakings. Thus, we are kindly asking for your assistance by participating in a short survey, which should take approximately 10-15 minutes and can be found here. Thanks for your help!

The International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) is an association of over […]

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 […]