EPF’s AGM 2024 Election

By |May 13th, 2024|

At the AGM on 27 April 2024, part of the EPF Management Board was re-elected by rotation.

Rian van der Borgt, representative for Rover from the Netherlands and treasurer, was re-elected for a further term of office. Jakop Dalunde from Sweden was elected for the first time. Jakop was a member of the European Parliament for two terms, where he […]

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    EPF signs Memorandum of Understanding with Smart Ticketing Alliance

EPF signs Memorandum of Understanding with Smart Ticketing Alliance

By |May 6th, 2024|

We are delighted to announce that last month, EPF signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA). The agreement was signed by Josef Schneider, Chair of EPF’s Management Board, and Ralph Gambetta, Chair of STA’s Executive Board.

Through this agreement, both EPF and STA agree to strengthen our mutual cooperation. We are excited to reach this agreement to […]

EPF’s annual report published

By |March 27th, 2024|

In the ever-changing public transport landscape, EPF remains committed to representing passengers’ interests in policy formulation at EU level. As outlined in our EPF 2023 Annual Report, our organization’s efforts span across policy work, participation in EU-funded projects, and nurturing member relationships. Some of the highlights in our 2023 annual report include:

Policy Work: EPF acts as a unique platform […]

EPF General Meeting Recap, Strategic Planning, and EPF Conference 2024 Update

By |January 23rd, 2024|

On Saturday, 20 January 2024, EPF held its first General Meeting of the year in Brussels. The collaborative event saw the physical presence of 16 members from EPF’s Management Board, Secretariat, and member organisations delegates, with an additional 11 delegates joining virtually from various locations across Europe. Some points from the agenda included but were not limited to:

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EPF at the OTIF Anniversary Event for CIM and CIV Rules

By |November 28th, 2023|

On Tuesday November 7th, Marc Debrincat, delegate of the Fédération Nationale des Associations d’Usagers des Transports (FNAUT, founding member of EPF), represented EPF at the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) anniversary event of the CIV uniform rules.

The first International Convention concerning the Carriage of Passengers and Luggage by Rail (CIV) entered into force in 1928. This […]

EPF member PTP Celebrates 30 Years!

By |November 27th, 2023|

This year, EPF’s Spanish member Associació per a la Promoció del Transport Públic (PTP) has reached a significant milestone: 30 years of promoting public transport.

PTP has been working towards better public transport since 1993, in order to achieve a more sustainable country and cohesive society. Since its establishment, PTP has grown to 402 associates and partners.

Since June 2023, PTP has […]

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    PRO BAHN’s Annual Passenger Award goes to ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks

PRO BAHN’s Annual Passenger Award goes to ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks

By |November 27th, 2023|

EPF member PRO BAHN, a non-governmental organisation powered by volunteers advocating for public transport users in Germany, recently honored ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks with its Annual Passenger Award, in recognition of Nick’s unwavering commitment and tireless effort to improving rail passengers’ experiences, advancing passenger rights and the implementation of Full Transparency and Mandatory Through Tickets policies.

Detlef Neuß, Chair […]

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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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    The MDMS Regulation: How it could transform the way we travel

The MDMS Regulation: How it could transform the way we travel

By |October 20th, 2023|

🌍 On 10. October 2023, EPF participated in an exciting event at the European Parliament,  hosted by MEPs Oetjen and Dalunde, which delved into the potential of the upcoming Regulation on Multimodal Digital Mobility Services in shaping the future of travel. EPF emphasised the importance of putting passengers at the heart of the MDMS initiative.

👉 Today, planning, booking and […]

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    EPF Represented at the European Disability Card Launch Event

EPF Represented at the European Disability Card Launch Event

By |September 7th, 2023|

European Passengers’ Federation Board Member, Willy Smeulders, represented EPF at the launch event of the new European Disability Card on the 6th of September, 2023. The event, held jointly by the European Disability Forum (EDF) and the Royal Museums of Art and History, marked a significant step towards enhancing the rights and accessibility of persons with disabilities.

The launch event, […]