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EPF Conference 2024: Shaping the Future of Passenger Mobility in Europe

By |July 8th, 2024|

This year the Ibis Warszawa Stare Miasto in Warsaw, Poland, hosted the EPF annual Conference on 21-22 June, 2024. This event brought together industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders from across Europe, providing a platform for insightful discussions on passenger mobility and public transport innovations. A total of 54 participants attended the conference, engaging in a series of panel discussions, […]

New Project Launched: InclusiveSpaces

By |June 26th, 2024|

May 1st marked the official launch of our newest project: InclusiveSpaces: Designs, Tools & Frameworks For Creating An Accessible & Inclusive Built Environment For All, For Now & For The Future. Coordinated by cambiaMO, the project consists of 17 partners from 9 European countries including Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, United Kingdom, Hungary, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland.

InclusiveSpaces specializes in the […]

Platform on International Rail Passenger Transport publishes Progress Report

By |June 20th, 2024|

The Fourth Integrated Progress Report of the Ministerial Platform on International Rail Passenger Transport (IRP) was published in time for the meeting of the EU Transport Council in June, where it was presented by the Austrian and Dutch delegations.

The IRP was set up four years ago. It was tasked with a common agenda aimed at fostering and supporting the improvement […]

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. […]

Relaunch on Rails

By |June 1st, 2024|

In the run-up to the European elections, in Germany, a broad alliance of industry associations, companies, and civil society organisations issued a joint declaration “Relaunch on rails” (14. May 2024) to make it clear that the EU climate targets can only be achieved with a significantly increased commitment to rail transport, underpinned by concrete targets and additional implementation instruments. The […]

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. […]