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.

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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CIT-Info 1/2015

CIT-Info 1/2015 [PDF]

  • Italy’s ratification of COTIF 1999
  • EU-Commission clarifies conditions of access to railway infrastructure
  • Protection of passengers’ personal data
  • New CIT Document on Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Passengers
  • CIT & IRU experts’ work on the CMR – CIM comparative table incl. new SMGS
  • International Rail Conference in Prague, 18-20 March 2015
  • News from the CIM Working Group
  • Railway organisations present the updated E-GTC-I to the EU-Commission
  • How are transit periods calculated in international freight traffic?
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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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