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European passengers deserve a competitive European airline market

By |January 31st, 2024|

Over the last decades, liberalization has led to cheaper, safer, and more comprehensive air connections throughout the EU. This was driven in large parts by vigorous competition between airlines, engaging in a constant effort to outcompete their peers by developing and improving their services.

Now, the European air travel industry stands at a crossroads. Large and increasingly dominant airline groups […]

Eurostar high-level meeting with EPF – Better disruption management needed

By |January 25th, 2024|

Representatives of EPF members from Belgium, the Netherlands, UK and France – countries served by Eurostar – met with Gareth Williams, Eurostar’s General Secretary & Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, and several of his colleagues mid-January for an annual meeting. EPF and Eurostar exchanged on various topics, such as investments in new hubs and infrastructure, as well as through ticketing and […]

“Connecting the high-speed dots”

By |January 20th, 2024|

On 17. January 2024, EPF president Michel Quidort attended the “Connecting the High-Speed Dots” event at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, jointly organised by MEP Ondřej Kovařík, Jiří Svoboda, CEO of Správa železnic, and CER.

The event, which gathered MEPs, Commission and CER Representatives, was aimed at presenting the important programme of rail connections to be realised between Western and Central/Eastern Member […]

MDMS (Multimodal Digital Mobility Services) action by EPF members

By |December 20th, 2023|

Today, planning, booking and executing multimodal journeys – especially long-distance, international ones – is risky, difficult and time-consuming. Therefore, EPF is a strong supporter of the European Commission’s MDMS – Multimodal Digital Mobility Services – initiative, which would tackle the issue of data sharing and also distribution agreements between transport operators and mobility service providers (MDMS) (see our position […]

TOD-IS-RUR webinar: A Deep Dive into User-Centric Solutions and Inclusive Transport Policies

By |December 19th, 2023|

On 12. December, EPF organised a webinar in the context of the TOD-IS-RUR (Transit-Oriented Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Rural-Urban Regions) project. The target audience of the webinar consisted of the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) employed by the project. The 2-hour event, moderated by Wandi Chivaura from EPF, provided an insightful exploration into user-centric solutions and inclusive transport policies.

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    Revision of the Package Travel Directive – what’s changed?

Revision of the Package Travel Directive – what’s changed?

By |December 12th, 2023|

On 4. December, EPF was invited to participate as a speaker in a parliamentary hearing on the performance of the Package Travel Directive and consumer protection, organised by the IMCO committee (Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee). The video of the hearing, as well as the presentations of the speakers, can be found on the IMCO website.

Last year, EPF […]

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    Involving citizens in transformation to smart, sustainable urban mobility: Easier said than done

Involving citizens in transformation to smart, sustainable urban mobility: Easier said than done

By |December 10th, 2023|

On Thursday 30 November, Delphine Grandsart participated in the Polis Conference session “Smart & Just”.

In this interactive session of 1.5 hours, a series of 13 speakers had 5 minutes each to pitch their challenges and ideas related to New Mobility Services (NMS). After two rounds of pitches, participants broke off into smaller groups to further discuss a specific challenge […]

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    Plans to close rail ticket offices withdrawn following passenger organisations objecting in the UK

Plans to close rail ticket offices withdrawn following passenger organisations objecting in the UK

By |November 14th, 2023|

Plans to close rail ticket offices have been withdrawn by train operators following Transport Focus and London TravelWatch objecting to all of the current proposals.

Transport Focus and London TravelWatch received 750,000 responses from individuals and organisations to their consultation on the planned closure of rail ticket offices. The Secretary of State for Transport announced the outcome of the consultation […]

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    Final event ‘Elevating Urban Air Mobility’ FF2020, AiRMOUR & AURORA

Final event ‘Elevating Urban Air Mobility’ FF2020, AiRMOUR & AURORA

By |October 31st, 2023|

🚀 It’s Official: Our Urban Air Mobility Event Program is Locked and Loaded!

The final event of AURORA, AiRMOUR and Flying Forward 2020, is scheduled for the 22nd of November at the European Convention Centre in Luxembourg. This event, titled “Elevating Urban Air Mobility”, is the end product of three years of extensive research, development, and innovation in the UAM sector. We are […]

Multimodal Digital Mobility Services – EPF position paper

By |October 3rd, 2023|

Today, planning, booking and executing multimodal journeys is risky, difficult and time-consuming. Even though a multimodal offer might be the best option, passengers may not consider it due to a lack of awareness and the absence of a one-stop-shop covering all modes. Instead, they might choose the easiest solution. But … often that’s not the most sustainable one. MDMS […]