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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 […]

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RailTech debate: Will passengers benefit from market opening?

By |March 29th, 2024|

On 7. March, EPF’s senior researcher Delphine Grandsart was invited to participate in the RailTech conference in Utrecht as a panelist in a debate focused on the question “Will passengers benefit from market opening?” Other speakers were Viola Sütő (LegalRail), Nick Brooks (ALLRAIL) and Tijmen Voet (NS). So… will passengers benefit from market opening? For EPF, the answer is […]

Passenger Mobility Package – EPF feedback

By |March 18th, 2024|

On 29. November 2023, the European Commission adopted a “Passenger Mobility Package”, a set of proposals designed to improve the experience of passengers and travellers by strengthening their rights, focusing on three aspects:

Stronger passenger rights
Protection of package travellers
Data and digitalization / automation in the transport sector.

In our feedback to the new proposals under point 1 – […]

SIGN-AIR project website is live!

By |February 29th, 2024|

🚀 The SIGN-AIR website is LIVE! The main goal of the SIGN-AIR project is to build a platform to allow Transport Service Providers of different modes to generate and monitor data-sharing agreements and smart contracts, improving multimodality and creating a seamless transportation system.

🌍 Our job doesn’t stop there; we also focus on creating knowledge along the way, passing it […]

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 […]