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 […]

Join our CCAM webinar!

By |August 30th, 2022|

On 14. September, EPF and UITP will jointly organise a webinar combining insights from the two EU-funded projects SHOW and Ride2Autonomy, both dealing with the topic of automated mobility.

Date: 14 September 2022

Time: 14:00-15:30 CET

Topic: CCAM user acceptance and user engagement


Public perception of CCAM: general overview of factors affecting user acceptance (H. Cornet, UITP)
User engagement strategies: how to […]

INDIMO transferability workshop (Rome, 5. October)

By |August 16th, 2022|

5th INDIMO Co-creation Community Workshop: Transferability of the INDIMO tools to a wider European context – 5th October in Rome, Italy
Do you belong to one of the INDIMO target groups?

Citizens, with a special focus on vulnerable-to-exclusion groups
NGOs and/or associations representing people with special needs
UX/UI designers, graphic designers and developers of digital mobility solutions
Mobility/delivery service providers

Passenger hubs – the end-users’ perspective

By |August 12th, 2022|

On 26. July, EPF took part in a workshop organised by the Ministerial Platform for International Rail Passenger Transport, dealing with the topic of ‘Developing Passenger Hubs for Better Intermodality’.

In order to facilitate international rail passenger transport and inspired by the example of uniformity of international airports (e.g. standard colors, standard signs), UNECE (the United Nations Economic Commission for […]

Successful EPF conference in Copenhagen

By |July 29th, 2022|

The annual EPF conference was held in Copenhagen on 10 and 11 June. The two conference days gathered European passenger organizations, public transport operators, politicians and officials at EU level. Over 70 participants from different European countries took part in the seminars and the evening events.

On the first day, the conference was opened by the Danish Minister of Transport […]

Belgian Railways on their way to 2040

By |June 30th, 2022|

This autumn, some crucial decisions will be taken regarding the future of the Belgian railways. There will be a new public service contract with the NMBS/SNCB and a performance contract with the infrastructure manager Infrabel, supplemented by multi-year investment plans. Belgium finally has a rail policy again, but without the necessary people and resources, it threatens to remain nothing […]

R2A workshop on Educational Campaigns

By |June 30th, 2022|

The Ride2Autonomy project is organising its second workshop on 7. July (9:30-12:00) on the topic of Educational Campaign guidelines for automated shuttle solutions. 

The aim of the workshop is to provide guidance on how to plan educational outreach campaigns to increase user acceptance of automated shuttle solutions, including engagement methodologies on how to target different user groups (particularly citizens) and illustrate success factors […]

Transport Focus report ‘What do passengers want’

By |June 8th, 2022|

One of EPF’s UK members, Transport Focus, speaks to tens of thousands of passengers each year as part of large-scale ‘tracker’ surveys and smaller bespoke insight reports.  The organisation, which is publicly funded, is the independent watchdog representing the interests of Britain’s rail passengers (excluding Northern Ireland), of bus and tram passengers in England (outside London) and passengers on […]

Second Sector Stakeholder Statement on International Passenger Rail Services

By |June 1st, 2022|

PRESS RELEASE The Ministerial Platform on International Rail Passenger Transport (IRP) was set up to improve the framework conditions for the development of international passenger rail services in Europe, facilitating modal shift and the goals of the Green Deal. As co-chairs of the Mirror Group that represents rail sector stakeholders in the Platform’s work, we warmly welcome its latest […]

Interpretative guidelines on PSOs revised

By |March 28th, 2022|

In order to comply with the Green Deal’s objectives, the European Commission has decided to clarify under which conditions the PSO Regulation 1370/2007 could apply to other than local and regional public transport services. To EPF, precisions included in the revised guidelines are welcomed as they reinforce the importance of rail and multimodality.

Thus, with a view to the necessary […]