EPF’s Annual General Meeting will take place in Düsseldorf on 22.4.23. Elections for the Management Board and President will also be held there. To ensure continuity of work, one third of the members of the EPF Management Board are newly elected each year. At the same time, this arrangement offers the opportunity to integrate new forces into EPF’s work. […]
Railfuture’s European passenger group member Dennis Fancett was part of a delegation of European Passengers’ Federation members which met the senior management of the now merged Eurostar – Thalys group on 13 January 2023.
Ticket prices on Eurostar are now significantly higher than pre-Covid levels. Calls at stations such as Ebbsfleet and Ashford have been withdrawn, as have direct services […]
The Commission’s decision to support 10 pilot projects for a mixture of new cross-border railway passenger services or the enhancement of existing ones is promoted as signalling its support for sustainable mobility. But for some observers, this being more about appearances than substance. As is often the case with public transport matters, ‘the Devil is in the Detail’. The […]
The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) issued a press release in October 2022 announcing an Agreement on Journey Continuation (AJC). The content of the statement gives the passenger hope that, in the event of a loss of connection, he or she will be taken to his or her destination by […]
EPF is excited to announce the launch of the new EU-funded project UPPER (Unleashing the Potential of Public transport in EuRope) which aims at spearheading a public transport revolution, seeking to put public transport at the centre of the mobility ecosystem and strengthening its role as the flagship of sustainability and innovation of mobility in cities.
The project will implement a […]
On Friday 13 January 2023, EPF celebrated its 20th anniversary. Our event, hosted by MEP Ciarán Cuffe (Greens, Ireland) at the European Parliament, brought together industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders to discuss EPF’s – past, current and future – role as the voice of public transport users in Europe.
The event started off with some opening remarks from MEP Ciarán […]
Groups vulnerable to exclusion, such as older people and people with a low income, are not often considered in the design phase of (digital) mobility solutions. The UMCASE project (Citizens’ Inclusive and Accessible Urban Mobility Solutions), a one-year project supported by EIT Urban Mobility, aimed to tackle this challenge by shifting the attention of policymakers and mobility experts […]
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 […]
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
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 […]