The CIT

The International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) is an association of some 216 railway undertakings and shipping companies which provide international passenger and/or freight services. 136 organisations are members in their own right, 80 organisations are linked indirectly by being members of CIT associate members. The CIT is an association under Swiss law (Article 60 et seq. ZGB [Swiss Code of Civil Law]) and is based in Bern.

CIT-Info 1/2016

CIT-Info 1/2016 [PDF]

  • Comprehensive application of COTIF 1999
  • Berner Tage
  • Data Protection in the Digital Age
  • Potential revision of the Rail PRR
  • MCOOP: New CIT Manual
  • The new Travel Package and Linked Travel Arrangement Directive
  • Berner Tage: Passenger section
  • CIM Committee
  • Multimodality Working Group
  • Mail by Rail: CIT-UPU workshop
  • Berner Tage: Freight section
  • Modification of the contract of carriage
  • Memorandum of Understanding
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Annual report 2015

Annual report 2015 [PDF]

As the centre of competence for international rail transport law, the CIT always supports its members. It focuses its attention on wherever the future potential lies.

A conspicuous trend of international transport is digitisation. The CIT is creating the foundations to raise the profile of electronic tools: electronic consignment notes and wagon notes increase efficiency. Interactive maps give CIT members clear information on the scope of the different legal regimes in rail and multimodal transport. The new CIT Manual for International Rail Tickets (MIRT) focuses on new developments in ticketing.

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CER/CIT/EIM/UIC press release

CER/CIT/EIM/UIC press release [PDF]

CER/CIT/EIM/UIC press release: Railway sector joins forces to deploy digital technology

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MCOOP

Manual for Cooperation Contracts in international Passenger Traffic by Rail (MCOOP)

The MCOOP contains a boilerplate contract and general terms and conditions (GTC) as well as commentaries to these legal instruments which cover the most important legal issues arising from international cooperation of railway undertakings to provide carriage of passengers. It should contribute to legal certainty for international passenger traffic by rail, establish a single set of principles and permit coordinated and efficient management of contracts. The MCOOP is intended foremost for railway lawyers and specialists dealing with organisation and setting up the legal rules for cooperation between railway undertakings.

The MCOOP is now available in the three CIT languages English, French and German on the CIT website under the heading “ Passenger traffic > CIT documentation ” (member-restricted area).

Applicable with effect from 1 March 2016

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MIRT

Manual for International Rail Tickets (MIRT)

The MIRT provides CIT members with an introduction and the necessary standards to issuing international tickets. It is primarily addressed to the staff of railway undertakings who have to deal with the law of carriage, with the issuing of international tickets, with checking those tickets and with customer service.

The MIRT is now available in the three CIT languages English, French and German on the CIT website under the heading “ Passenger traffic > CIT documentation ” (member-restricted area).

Applicable with effect from 13 December 2015

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A new interactive map on the scope of application of the PRR

It has been put online on our website on the 1st of September. You can see it by clicking here .

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