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 […]

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    Revision of the Package Travel Directive – what’s changed?

Revision of the Package Travel Directive – what’s changed?

By |December 12th, 2023|

On 4. December, EPF was invited to participate as a speaker in a parliamentary hearing on the performance of the Package Travel Directive and consumer protection, organised by the IMCO committee (Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee). The video of the hearing, as well as the presentations of the speakers, can be found on the IMCO website.

Last year, EPF […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 reaction to Rail Passenger Rights discussions

By |June 25th, 2020|

On the 22nd of June, EPF addressed a letter to the European Parliament’s TRAN and IMCO committee expressing our concerns around the recast of Rail Passenger Rights.

From the preparations in view of the third trilogue on 23 June 2020, we got the impression that the Council would like to achieve the following key points:

Introduction of force majeure in […]

Recast of Rail passenger rights: EPF statement

By |November 19th, 2017|

EPF has issued a statement as a reaction to the proposed Recast of Regulation (EC) 1371/2007 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations.

NEB reporting bus & coach passenger rights

By |November 5th, 2017|

Following the regulation for passenger rights in long distance coaches the national enforcement bodies are obliged to publish their reports and to transmit them to the European Commission. The Commission will not publish the reports, but has given EPF the green light to do this.

Until now, six reports are available: