The CIT

The International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) is an association of some 213 railway undertakings and shipping companies which provide international passenger and/or freight services. 133 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 3/2015

CIT-Info 3/2015 [PDF]

  • Sweden’s ratification of COTIF 1999
  • Azerbaijan accedes to COTIF to become 50th OTIF Member State
  • The revised SMGS entered into force on 1 July 2015
  • Implementation of passengers’ rights and new CIT products in the focus of the CIV Committee
  • 2nd UIC/CIT e-Ticketing Workshop
  • News from the CIM Working Group
  • News from the “Multimodality” Working Group
  • Start and end of the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail
  • OSJD and CIT formalise their cooperation
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Conference of Passenger Claims Departments

Conference of Passenger Claims Departments [PDF]

Bern, Thursday 24 September 2015
The CIT and UIC have great pleasure in inviting the staff of claims, sales and legal departments of their members to the Passenger Claims Departments’ Conference to be held in Bern on Thursday, 24 September 2015.

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Annual report 2014

Annual report 2014 [PDF]

We are delighted to present you our Annual Report for 2014.


In 2014, on behalf of its members, the CIT sought to remove administrative and legal obstacles, reduce costs and provide more legal certainty on international passenger and freight transport services.

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Freight Products

The CIM Committee approved a number of changes to CIT freight documentation at its meeting on 26 March 2015. Changes have been made to

All these changes will come into effect on 1 July 2015. The formal amendments are already available on our website.

In addition, the new GLV-CIM/SMGS enter into force on 1 July 2015.

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E-GTC-I / E-CG-I / E-AGB-I

E-GTC-I / E-CG-I / E-AGB-I [PDF]

European General Terms and Conditions of use of railway infrastructure. Applicable with effect from 1 September 2014. Replace the European GTC of 13 October 2010.

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Common CIM/SMGS Consignement Note for Euro-Asian Rail Freight Shipments

Common CIM/SMGS Consignement Note for Euro-Asian Rail Freight Shipments [PDF]

Languages: EN/RU/CN

Edition 1 July 2013

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