What matters to British rail passengers: A Transport Focus study

By |December 19th, 2022|

EPF’s UK-member Transport Focus conducted a study in August this year to understand what matters most to British rail passengers and where investments should be targeted. Over 15,000 people participated in this research, which also dives into topics like punctuality and reliability, improvements and engineering works, and accessibility.

More specifically, 12,565 rail passengers who had travelled by train in the […]

The INDIMO project: key outcomes

By |December 15th, 2022|

As 2022 comes to an end, so does the 3-year INDIMO project dedicated to breaking the barriers that people face in accessing digitally interconnected mobility systems.

In those 3 years, INDIMO partners collaborated with stakeholders in 5 pilot locations to create a set of adaptable tools and guidelines for developing inclusive mobility services. The INDIMO Inclusive Digital Mobility Toolbox is an interactive set of […]

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 […]

Airline insolvency protection scheme urgently needed

By |December 7th, 2022|

🛫 When airlines go bankrupt it’s passengers who pay the price, losing an average of €431! This is because – unlike package travel – there is no insolvency protection available in the air travel sector.

Unfortunately this issue is more common than you might think. 87 airlines went bust in Europe between 2011-2019, affecting 5.6m consumers! The #COVID19 pandemic also greatly […]

Better protection for passengers and their rights

By |November 30th, 2022|

The European Commission is currently reviewing the passenger rights regulatory framework, including to ensure its resilience to extensive travel disruptions, and including options for multimodal tickets.

In EPF’s perspective, the ‘Better protection for passengers and their rights’ initiative needs to address a number of important issues: how to better protect passengers in a multimodal context; harmonizing and enforcing existing rules; […]

Package Travel Directive: What needs to change?

By |November 25th, 2022|

The EU Package Travel Directive, in force since July 2018, aims to protect travellers that have booked combinations of at least two types of travel services (transport, accommodation, car rental or other services, for example guided tours) – either as ready-made ‘packages’ or as ‘linked travel arrangements’ (a flowchart helps to distinguish between these two) by offering the following guarantees:


The INDIMO video is live!

By |November 18th, 2022|

New transport products and services should be fully accessible. And while digitilisation has produced an array of opportunities in the mobility sector, groups vulnerable to exclusion such as older people, people with a disability, and ethnic minorities do not always enjoy unrestricted access to these (new) services.

The INDIMO project has positively impacted the lives of these groups vulnerable to exclusion, thanks to […]

AURORA-UAM launches its animated video

By |November 17th, 2022|

The AURORA partners are thrilled to announce the release of our first video which is a visual reference of the project and its objectives. The video provides a visual representation of how the project focuses its demonstrations primarily on emergency related applications.  

Furthermore, the video highlights: 

The challenges that cities are facing due to their rapid growth; 
How AURORA aims to develop and integrate safety-critical technologies to support autonomous flights in urban environments […]

Less than one month until the World Passenger Festival

By |October 28th, 2022|

We are less than one month away from the World Passenger Festival, which will be hosted at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, Netherlands from November 16th to 18th.

EPF’s board members look forward to participating in the different panel discussions and interacting with likeminded global public transport leaders who are driving forward the strategy, technology, and innovations that shape the future […]

EPF at InnoTrans 2022

By |October 3rd, 2022|

On 22 September, EPF attended the leading international trade fair for transport technology widely known as InnoTrans that takes place every two years in Berlin. Sub-divided into the five trade fair segments namely: Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Railway Technology, Interiors and Tunnel Construction, InnoTrans occupies all 42 halls available at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.

At InnoTrans, EPF met with several […]