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A new face in EPF!

By |June 17th, 2021|

The month of May brought some changes to our team, as we said farewell to our colleague Evelien, we welcomed our new team member, Katie Bulanowski, to our secretariat.

Effective June 2021, Evelien Marlier has left EPF. She has been instrumental in the development of EPF for almost 5 years. Her commitment and enthusiasm will be missed! With lots of […]

Make 2022 the European year of rail and public transport

By |June 8th, 2021|

A joint action of the European associations EPF (passengers), UITP and EPTO (public transport operators), and EMTA and POLIS (transport authorities) wishes to make 2022 a European Year of Rail and Public Transport and have written a co-signed letter sent to the President of the European Commission, the President of the European Parliament, the President of the European Council, […]

Sector Stakeholder Statement on International Rail Passenger Services

By |March 30th, 2021|

Following intense work with the International Rail Passenger Platform (IRP), stakeholders from the rail sector have issued a collective statement on international rail passenger services. The Rail stakeholders have been advising the Platform formally for the last six months in a ‘Sector Mirror Group’ to the IRP.

The Sector Mirror Group consists of representatives of railway undertakings (CER/ALLRAIL/UIC/CIT), infrastructure managers (EIM/CER/UIC), railway […]

Join us in the kick-off of the European Year of Rail

By |March 23rd, 2021|

EPF supports a Year of Rail that strongly focuses on end-user needs and satisfaction in both the passengers and freight sector.

The launch event for the European Year of Rail (29/03/2021), which is organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the European Commission, will be an unique opportunity to debate the benefits […]

EPF is hiring – Project & Policy Officer

By |March 5th, 2021|

For its Ghent-based secretariat, EPF is looking for an experienced project & policy officer to strengthen our motivated team!

The main tasks associated with this position involve:

Project management

Conduct research activities (desk research, interviews, surveys, …)
Organise workshops and focus groups with end-users and/or experts
Develop communication campaigns towards citizens
Conduct communication activities: write articles, social media posts, ….
Draft […]

Link the Iberian Peninsula and Central Europe with Night Trains

By |January 13th, 2021|

Back on Track launched a petition urging the Spanish, French, and Portuguese governments (the latter of which is now taking presidency of the Council of the EU, in the first half of 2021 – The European Year of the Rail) to consider not only resuming the recently stopped Portugal-France night train connection, but also extending it to a major train hub […]

Make walking, cycling and public transport the primary modes in Functional Urban Areas by 2030

By |December 1st, 2020|

The European Passengers’ Federation joined forces with 16 associations calling upon the European Commission to commit to modal shift and set targets for increasing the share of walking, cycling and public transport.

The joint letter was sent to Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, and the Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, ahead of the publication of the Strategy for a […]

EPF urges the EU to protect passengers’ rights

By |October 7th, 2020|

The European Passengers Federation (EPF) has taken note of the Press release of the European Council on the provisional agreement of the proposed reform of the rail passengers rights. A press release is not always the most reliable source of information, but it is at the moment the only information we have.
From what we have read we have to […]

EPF’s concerns regarding the trialogue on Rail Passengers’ Rights

By |September 29th, 2020|

Ahead of the fourth trilogue on Rail Passengers’ Rights, the European Passengers’ Federation wrote to MEPs from the TRAN and IMCO committe expressing our worries on the status of the current discussions.

From the preparations in view of the fourth trilogue on 1 October 2020, we get the impression that the Council would like to achieve the following key points:


EPF’s third update on the current health safety measures in Public Transport

By |September 24th, 2020|

So far, 2020 has been a year in which change was our only certainty.

Policies and recommendations changed almost on a weekly base and with that came the quite normal human feeling of fear. Nowadays we are not only fighting an invisible enemy (COVID-19), but also a very real feeling of anxiety whenever we step out of our houses.

This new reality […]