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    RailTech debate: Will passengers benefit from market opening?

RailTech debate: Will passengers benefit from market opening?

By |March 29th, 2024|

On 7. March, EPF’s senior researcher Delphine Grandsart was invited to participate in the RailTech conference in Utrecht as a panelist in a debate focused on the question “Will passengers benefit from market opening?” Other speakers were Viola Sütő (LegalRail), Nick Brooks (ALLRAIL) and Tijmen Voet (NS). So… will passengers benefit from market opening? For EPF, the answer is […]

Passenger Mobility Package – EPF feedback

By |March 18th, 2024|

On 29. November 2023, the European Commission adopted a “Passenger Mobility Package”, a set of proposals designed to improve the experience of passengers and travellers by strengthening their rights, focusing on three aspects:

Stronger passenger rights
Protection of package travellers
Data and digitalization / automation in the transport sector.

In our feedback to the new proposals under point 1 – […]

SIGN-AIR project website is live!

By |February 29th, 2024|

🚀 The SIGN-AIR website is LIVE! The main goal of the SIGN-AIR project is to build a platform to allow Transport Service Providers of different modes to generate and monitor data-sharing agreements and smart contracts, improving multimodality and creating a seamless transportation system.

🌍 Our job doesn’t stop there; we also focus on creating knowledge along the way, passing it […]

“Connecting the high-speed dots”

By |January 20th, 2024|

On 17. January 2024, EPF president Michel Quidort attended the “Connecting the High-Speed Dots” event at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, jointly organised by MEP Ondřej Kovařík, Jiří Svoboda, CEO of Správa železnic, and CER.

The event, which gathered MEPs, Commission and CER Representatives, was aimed at presenting the important programme of rail connections to be realised between Western and Central/Eastern Member […]

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    Catch the Bus Month 2023: Celebrating the Benefits of Bus Travel

Catch the Bus Month 2023: Celebrating the Benefits of Bus Travel

By |October 9th, 2023|

EPF member, Bus Users UK rolled out its annual Catch the Bus Month 2023 in September, a campaign aimed at showcasing the numerous advantages of bus travel and encouraging more individuals to hop on board. With support from operators, government entities, transport organisations, charities, and local groups, this initiative spanned across England, Scotland, and Wales.

Notably, buses do more than just […]

The MDMS Regulation: Can it make travel easier and greener?

By |September 28th, 2023|

Join us on Tuesday 10. October for an event hosted by MEPs Oetjen and Dalunde to discuss the upcoming Regulation on Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) and its potential to make travel easier and greener.  

The MDMS regulation has been much discussed in recent months and this event will serve as a platform to explore its implications before the Commission […]

Amsterdam-Frankfurt-München-Wien-Budapest Corridor

By |September 13th, 2023|

Three years ago, in September 2020, the German government proposed the creation of a new European network of cross-border long distance railway passenger services.  It dubbed it TEE 2.0.  The initial fanfare provided a valuable impulse for transport ministries across Europe to think about what might best be achieved.  Much of this exploratory work has been done through the […]

EU-wide multimodal travel – new specifications for information services

By |July 3rd, 2023|

On 31. May, the European Commission published a Draft Act, amending the MMTIS Delegated Regulation on Multi Modal Travel Information Services (EU) 2017/1926. EPF provided its feedback on 28. June.

EPF welcomes the revision of the MMTIS Regulation, in that the scope of mandatory data to be shared by transport service providers, infrastructure managers and transport authorities through National Access […]

International Rail Passenger Transport platform publishes its 3rd progress report

By |June 2nd, 2023|

On 1. June, the Platform on International Rail Passenger Transport* published its third integrated progress report. The report includes the main results, conclusions and follow-up actions in the topics from the indicative workplans from 2021 and 2022.

On rail ticketing, both voluntary sector actions and the discussion for regulatory progress are addressed, to boost international rail tickets distribution at short to […]

ITS Congress Lisbon – The Game Changer

By |May 31st, 2023|

The 15th ITS Europe Congress took place in Lisbon from 22 to 24 May 2023. The ITS Europe Congress is dedicated to smart mobility and the digitalisation of transport. The theme this year was ‘The Game Changer’. EPF participated in two sessions, connected to our H2020 projects AURORA (on UAM – Urban Air Mobility) and SHOW (on CCAM – […]