EPF signs Memorandum of Understanding with ERA

By |July 7th, 2023|

On Thursday 06 July, EPF and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, aimed at establishing a basis for collaboration.

The agreement was signed by Josef Schneider, Chair of EPF’s Management Board, and Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director of ERA. The signing ceremony was held in Brussels and was also attended by EPF’s Willy Smeulders, Katie […]

Journey continuation by rail: reassurance for passengers they will reach their destination

By |June 30th, 2023|

Rail travel nowadays accounts for a small proportion of European cross-border passenger journeys. This long-term decline in market share is partly because travel by road or air is usually much easier, partly because the quality, extent and coherence of the rail system’s offering has deteriorated on all but a few routes.

Many passengers are deterred from using rail for international […]

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    AGE, EDF and EPF call on the European Commission to strengthen protection for the rights of persons with disabilities when travelling by air

AGE, EDF and EPF call on the European Commission to strengthen protection for the rights of persons with disabilities when travelling by air

By |June 23rd, 2023|

Air travel is still the transportation mode in which persons with disabilities experience the most difficulties and human rights violations. To address this, three European organisations; AGE Platform Europe, the European Disability Forum (EDF) and the European Passengers’ Federation (EPF), wrote a joint letter to the European Commission to revise Regulation 1107/2006 on the rights of disabled persons and persons […]

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    Open letter to Timmermans – Passengers need an easy way to book travel across operators and modes

Open letter to Timmermans – Passengers need an easy way to book travel across operators and modes

By |June 8th, 2023|

Today, planning, booking and executing journeys that involve more than one transport operator and/or transport mode 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 (including first and last mile).

Here’s why Multimodal Digital […]

2021 Annual Report

By |February 25th, 2022|

The European Passengers’ Federation reached the end of another year. While still having to manage the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a year of fruitful collaborations, innovative projects in mobility and important steps for passenger rights.

The EPF’s team and management board continued to work on projects and relevant policy developments throughout the year, ensuring that in this […]

Night trains, new trends: building a passenger-centric service

By |December 6th, 2021|

On the 2nd of December, Back-on-track Belgium organized a Night train lunch webinar to replace the in-person Conference that has been postponed until March next year, due to the strengthening of COVID-19 measures. Our board member, Emil Frodlund, participated in the discussion, bringing the passengers’ needs into the debate.

Emil stressed the difficulties caused to passengers by the unfair competition […]

Open letter on the EU’s Urban Mobility Framework

By |November 15th, 2021|

The threats posed by the climate crisis call for immediate and concerted action at all levels of governance, while the green transition must not aggravate existing inequalities.

Amidst important climate negotiations at COP26, the European Passengers’ Federation together with the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), The European Passenger Transport Operators (EPTO), POLIS (the network of European cities and regions […]

Joint Stakeholder statement on the EU’s Urban Mobility Framework

By |September 27th, 2021|

Clean collective mobility must be a priority for towns and cities if Europe is to achieve its climate targets and improve quality of urban life. Tackling the environmental challenges, achieving renewed economic growth, and enhancing health and wellbeing must be linked with ensuring important societal objectives of affordable and accessible mobility. To realise these important goals affordable and attractive […]

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, […]

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: