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Passenger rights

Event date: 06/04/2020

Passenger rights

The European Parliament has always been a strong advocate of passenger rights irrespective of the mode of transport used. Its main aim is now to ensure that the texts adopted in recent years are properly applied.

Common rules have been drawn up in an effort to ensure that passengers receive at least a minimum level of assistance in the event of serious delays to or cancellation of their journey, irrespective of the mode of transport used, and, in particular, to protect more vulnerable travellers. The rules also provide for compensation schemes. A wide range of derogations may be granted for rail and road transport services, however, and court actions challenging the application of the rules are still common.

See more on this topic by visiting our package  for the 8th parliamentary term.

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Members of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) meet in the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss on the rail passengers' rights and obligations

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