European Year of the Rail needs to be about passengers

We and 3 partner organisations published an open letter demanding that the European Year of the Rail focus on the rights of train passengers.

The open letter was addressed to EU Commissioner for Transport Vălean and sent by the European Passengers’ Federation, BEUC – the European Consumer Organisation, the European Disability Forum and AGE Platform Europe.

In the letter, the organisations ask that “the Year of Rail must consider the vast demographic diversity of passengers in the EU, including passengers with disabilities and reduced mobility, younger and older passengers, and those living in rural and peripheral regions to ensure the accessibility and coverage of services throughout the EU.” They insist that “initiatives under the Year of Rail must ensure that no one is left behind.”