Save the Date: EPF Annual Conference 2024

By |November 29th, 2023|

We are delighted to announce that the annual EPF Conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on Friday June 21st and Saturday June 22nd, 2024.

The programme will focus on bringing forward best practices on four topics:

✅ Competition, good for passengers?
✅ What passengers expect from the EU Parliament and the Commission?
✅ Long distance coach travel and passenger rights
✅ Multimodal Digital […]

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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 – […]

Connecting Europe by train: 10 EU pilot services to boost cross-border rail

By |February 5th, 2023|

The Commission’s decision to support 10 pilot projects for a mixture of new cross-border railway passenger services or the enhancement of existing ones is promoted as signalling its support for sustainable mobility. But for some observers, this being more about appearances than substance. As is often the case with public transport matters, ‘the Devil is in the Detail’. The […]

EPF’s view on Journey Continuation by rail (AJC)

By |January 27th, 2023|

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) issued a press release in October 2022 announcing an Agreement on Journey Continuation (AJC). The content of the statement gives the passenger hope that, in the event of a loss of connection, he or she will be taken to his or her destination by […]

Sustainable mobility going backwards with the diminution of cross-border trains between France and Spain

By |December 12th, 2022|

Since 2013, Spanish public rail operator Renfe and French SNCF have been operating services together between France and Spain through Catalonia. However, on 11 December 2022, this cooperation ended and from now on only two trains a day in each direction will cross the border through the Perthus Tunnel.

The Barcelona-Lyon and Madrid-Marseille connections, operated by Renfe, will not run […]