On 14. February 2024, the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN Committee) convened a public hearing on “How to boost public transport and deal with the challenges faced by the sector”. The hearing aimed to delve into crucial aspects of future transport policy and identify strategies for enhancing the efficiency, accessibility, and sustainability of public transport across […]
Joint Press Release – 05.02.2024
Potential passengers need easy access to timetable information and quick access to tickets. Recent legal rulings have shown: The EU and its Member States finally need to make trains easier to find and book for the citizens who are paying for it.
But how should this be done?
Renfe has committed to providing unrestricted access to its […]
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 […]
Plans to close rail ticket offices have been withdrawn by train operators following Transport Focus and London TravelWatch objecting to all of the current proposals.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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
AGE, EDF and EPF call on the European Commission to strengthen protection for the rights of persons with disabilities when travelling by air
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]