Rail Passengers’ Rights Regulation: finding a balance on passengers’ rights and rail operator requirements

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Train travel is crucial to the decarbonisation of transport – and is one of the key objectives of the new European Commission.

Member States are about to vote on a text which will make rail transport more attractive and accessible to passengers, while making sure it remains affordable and competitive compared to other transport modes.

UITP is encouraging EU Member States to adopt the compromise proposal on the recast of regulation 1371/2007 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations.

The Rail Passengers’ rights regulation text reaches a workable balance between the reinforcement of rights for rail passengers and the obligations of railway operators.

The compromise proposal reached by the Finnish Presidency regarding the recast of regulation 1371/2007 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations will strengthen the rights of passengers in the event of delays and cancelations; Ensure more dedicated assistance to passengers with reduced mobility and Give a strong impulse for more through-ticket offers.

UITP supports the Presidency’s compromise proposal and encourages Member States to adopt it in the occasion of Monday’s meeting.

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