20 years of ERA: Way forward

By |June 11th, 2024|

EPF has supported the work of the European Railway Agency (ERA) since ERA was established. Long-standing EPF Board member Chris Irwin from the UK has led and shaped ERA’s management board for many years. Since 2023, Delphine Grandsart (Senior Researcher at EPF) and Josef Schneider (EPF Chairman) represent EPF in the ERA board.

ERA has just celebrated its 20th anniversary. […]

EPF priorities for EU action

By |May 31st, 2024|

With a view to the next political mandate of the European Parliament and of the European Commission, EPF has identified its priorities for Union action that will help unleash the potential of the public transport sector.

➡ Goal: A seamless European passenger transport system

The appeal and utility of public transport is greatest when providing access to a network of networks […]

The European Green Deal: five years on

By |May 31st, 2024|

On 19. April, EPF participated in a Policy Workshop organised by the Florence School of Regulation, entitled “The European Green Deal: five years on”. Approaching the mid-point in the horizon over which the European Green Deal defined 2030 policy targets, the workshop provided an opportunity to take stock of the progress achieved and the remaining challenges ahead, with specific focus […]

Simplifying European ticketing

By |May 29th, 2024|

On 30. April, EPF participated in a hybrid event on the topic of “Simplifying European Ticketing”, hosted by MEP Jakop Dalunde at the European Parliament.

At the event, Jon Worth presented the main outcomes of his recently released report on Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS), which provides a detailed analysis of current problems and what is required to solve them, […]

Alianza Ibérica por el Ferrocarril (AIF) organises its second conference

By |May 15th, 2024|

The Alianza Ibérica por el Ferrocarril (AIF) held its second conference on May 11th in Lisbon, focusing on the future of sustainable rail transport in Spain and Portugal. The Associació per a la Promoció del Transport Públic (PTP), a member entity of the European Passengers’ Federation (EPF), presented the current state of cross-border rail services.

Key discussions included an analysis […]

EPF’s AGM 2024 Election

By |May 13th, 2024|

At the AGM on 27 April 2024, part of the EPF Management Board was re-elected by rotation. Rian van der Borgt, representative for Rover from the Netherlands and treasurer, was re-elected for a further term of office. Michel Quidort, representative of the French association FNAUT, was also re-elected as President.

Jakop Dalunde from Sweden was elected for the first time. […]

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EPF signs Memorandum of Understanding with Smart Ticketing Alliance

By |May 6th, 2024|

We are delighted to announce that last month, EPF signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA). The agreement was signed by Josef Schneider, Chair of EPF’s Management Board, and Ralph Gambetta, Chair of STA’s Executive Board.

Through this agreement, both EPF and STA agree to strengthen our mutual cooperation. We are excited to reach this agreement to […]

Agreement on Journey Continuation: What to do if you miss your connection on an international journey

By |May 2nd, 2024|

The International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) is an association of over 130 railway undertakings and shipping companies that operate international passenger and/or freight transport services.

On 15. April, the CIT published an AJC leaflet about the Agreement on Journey Continuation in respect of International Passenger Traffic by Rail (AJC), which governs the relationships between railway undertakings that take action to support […]

ERA celebrates its 20th birthday

By |April 26th, 2024|

EPF representatives were delighted to participate in the twentieth birthday celebrations of the European Railway Agency. Josef Schneider, chair of EPF’s Management Board and a long-serving passengers’ representative on ERA’s Administrative Board, and his EPF colleague, Christopher Irwin, were in Valenciennes, ERA’s hometown, for the occasion.

Celebrations were held at the Cité des Congrès. Senior representatives of the EU […]

EPF & UPPER at TRA session on People Centred & Inclusive Mobility

By |April 20th, 2024|

EPF was at TRA – Transport Research Arena – in Dublin last month, participating as a panelist in a Strategic Session on People Centred & Inclusive Mobility. During the session, Delphine Grandsart from EPF highlighted the need to involve end-users – including vulnerable to exclusion groups – in the development of mobility services in order to have a public […]