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.

Berner Tage 2016

Berner Tage 2016 [PDF]

Bern, 3 & 4 March 2016

In 2016 the eighth “Berner Tage” conference will continue the tradition of examining the most recent developments in international rail transport law. It will take place in the CIT headquarters building in Bern on 3 & 4 March 2016.


CIT-Info 5/2015

CIT-Info 5/2015 [PDF]

  • The contract of carriage in the Rome I Regulation
  • General Assembly of OTIF
  • CIT/UIC Conference of Passenger Claims Departments
  • The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing the case ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG vs. Carol Sachs
  • CIT/OSJD’s “CIM/SMGS legal interoperability” project
  • Carriage of parcels on CIM/SMGS rail shipments between China and Europe
  • Details of dangerous goods in the CIM/SMGS consignment note
  • Autumn meeting of the CIT Executive Committee

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 .


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.