‘Adopting a passengers’ perspective is essential for the shift to rail’

By |February 25th, 2021|

“Railway operators should work together more. If we get people out of the car and into the train, everyone will benefit”, says Delphine Grandsart, researcher at the European Passenger Federation (EPF). In an interview with RailTech, she talks about the needs of passengers, through-ticketing, and the importance of a user-centered approach for achieving a shift to rail.

There are two […]

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 […]

A Compelling Vision for the Target Railway System: passengers’ priorities

By |September 17th, 2020|

On September 16., EPF Board Member Christopher Irwin presented the rail passengers’ priorities at a webinar organised by ERA under the heading ‘A Compelling Vision for the Target Railway System’. Other speakers were J. Doppelbauer (ERA), K. Bauer (ÖBB, representing a railway service operator’s perspective) and J. Lüscher (BAV, representing a regulatory body’s perspective).

Hers is a summary of passengers’ […]

How to improve international trains

By |July 31st, 2020|

The European Commission’s Green Deal proposal aims to steer the economy in a sustainable direction. This includes, in the field of transport, less flying and more international trains, as the responsible European Commissioner Timmermans has made clear on several occasions.

The European Union itself does not run trains, neither does it build High Speed Lines. It depends on national initiatives […]

EPF priorities for the Year of Rail

By |July 5th, 2020|

EPF supports a Year of Rail that strongly focuses on end-user needs and satisfaction in both the passengers and freight sector. Here are our priorities:

Rail should become the natural ‘mode of choice’ for users and the backbone of Europe’s integrated green mobility system, building on its ability to carry large volumes safely, speedily, and sustainably.
The allocation of […]

Year of Rail: strengthen rail passenger rights!

By |June 16th, 2020|

With the 2021 YearofRail getting closer, we see an opportunity to strengthen the rights of all passengers.

Together with the European Disability Forum, BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation and AGE Platform Europe we published a letter asking for the European Year of Rail to have a focus on the rights of of all #railpassengers.


European Year of Rail 2021

By |March 13th, 2020|

The Commission has proposed on 04.03.2020 to make 2021 the European Year of Rail, to support the delivery of its European Green Deal objectives in the transport field.

A series of events, campaigns and initiatives in 2021 will promote rail as a sustainable, innovative and safe mode of transport. It will highlight its benefits for people, the economy and […]