CIT documentation

The CIT draws up a series of documents based on the current statutory texts (CIV Uniform Rules and PRR). These documents facilitate and standardise the international carriage of passengers, they include:

  • general conditions for the carriage of passengers;
  • general terms and conditions for the working relationships between transport undertakings;
  • an agreement between undertakings to facilitate the handling of claims from passengers who have made international journeys;
  • manuals on the organisation of international traffic and international tickets;
  • a glossary covering the technical terminology used in CIT documentation.

The list of which undertakings apply those CIT documents that are binding but which permit reservations or withdrawal may be found by clicking here .

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Glossary
2016-12-11

Glossary

The Glossary explains the technical terms used in the various CIT documents and gives a translation into the CIT’s other two official languages.

Applicable with effect from 11 December 2016

10 pages

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Glossary

The Glossary explains the technical terms used in the various CIT documents and gives a translation into the CIT’s other two official languages.

Applicable with effect from 11 December 2016

10 pages

AIV
2016-12-11

Agreement concerning the Relationships between Transport Undertakings in respect of International Passenger Traffic by Rail

The AIV governs the relationships between transport undertakings providing international passenger traffic by rail; it is based on the CIV Uniform Rules. It provides for standardised handling of claims from passengers for personal injury and death, missing the last connection of the day, delay, cancellation and other missed connections, other service failures and applications for refunds. It governs paying damages and other compensation payments to passengers and sets down the criteria for sharing costs between the carriers.

Undertakings which apply the AIV 2009


Applicable with effect from 1 January 2012 / Edition 11 December 2016

36 pages (excluding appendices)

Appendix 1: Accident report
Appendix 2: Statement
Appendix 1 to Appendix 2: AIV-PRR – Statement of compensation for delays on international trains
Appendix 3: Standard form to exchange information on delayed trains
Appendix 4: Standard form to exchange dossiers
Appendix 5: Agreement on access to TIS/Europtirails’ data on international passenger trains
Appendix 1 to Appendix 5: List of the persons responsible for the application of CIT’s multilateral agreement on access to TIS data on international passenger trains within each undertaking (point 1 of the agreement)

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Agreement concerning the Relationships between Transport Undertakings in respect of International Passenger Traffic by Rail

The AIV governs the relationships between transport undertakings providing international passenger traffic by rail; it is based on the CIV Uniform Rules. It provides for standardised handling of claims from passengers for personal injury and death, missing the last connection of the day, delay, cancellation and other missed connections, other service failures and applications for refunds. It governs paying damages and other compensation payments to passengers and sets down the criteria for sharing costs between the carriers.

Undertakings which apply the AIV 2009


Applicable with effect from 1 January 2012 / Edition 11 December 2016

36 pages (excluding appendices)

Appendix 1: Accident report
Appendix 2: Statement
Appendix 1 to Appendix 2: AIV-PRR – Statement of compensation for delays on international trains
Appendix 3: Standard form to exchange information on delayed trains
Appendix 4: Standard form to exchange dossiers
Appendix 5: Agreement on access to TIS/Europtirails’ data on international passenger trains
Appendix 1 to Appendix 5: List of the persons responsible for the application of CIT’s multilateral agreement on access to TIS data on international passenger trains within each undertaking (point 1 of the agreement)

AJC
2017-06-27

Agreement concerning Journey Continuation in respect of International Passenger Traffic by Rail (AJC)

The AJC governs the relationships between railway undertakings that take action to support international passengers in the event of disruption to their journey.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2017

8 pages (excluding appendices)

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Agreement concerning Journey Continuation in respect of International Passenger Traffic by Rail (AJC)

The AJC governs the relationships between railway undertakings that take action to support international passengers in the event of disruption to their journey.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2017

8 pages (excluding appendices)

AJC - Appendix 1
2017-06-27

List of participating railway undertakings and contact persons (point 1.2.3 AJC)

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List of participating railway undertakings and contact persons (point 1.2.3 AJC)

AJC - Appendix 2
2017-06-27

Samples of delay confirmation and stamps for continuation (point 2.3.2 AJC)

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Samples of delay confirmation and stamps for continuation (point 2.3.2 AJC)

AJC - Appendix 3
2017-06-27

Conditions for continuation (point 2.4.3 AJC)

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Conditions for continuation (point 2.4.3 AJC)

MCOOP
2016-03-01

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.

Applicable with effect from 1 March 2016

55 pages

Appendix 1 : Boilerplate Contract for Cooperation in providing International Carriage of Passengers by Rail
Appendix 2 : Specimen Appendices I – V to the Contract for Cooperating
Appendix 3 : General Terms and Conditions for Cooperating in Providing International Carriage of Passengers using Successive Carriage (GTC Successive Carriage)
Appendix 4 : General Terms and Conditions for Cooperating in Providing International Carriage of Passengers using Substitute Carriage (GTC substitute carriage)

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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.

Applicable with effect from 1 March 2016

55 pages

Appendix 1 : Boilerplate Contract for Cooperation in providing International Carriage of Passengers by Rail
Appendix 2 : Specimen Appendices I – V to the Contract for Cooperating
Appendix 3 : General Terms and Conditions for Cooperating in Providing International Carriage of Passengers using Successive Carriage (GTC Successive Carriage)
Appendix 4 : General Terms and Conditions for Cooperating in Providing International Carriage of Passengers using Substitute Carriage (GTC substitute carriage)

MIRT
2016-11-12

Manual for International Rail Tickets (MIRT)

The Manual for International Rail Tickets (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.

Undertakings which apply the MIRT

Applicable with effect from 13 December 2015 / Edition 11 December 2016

87 pages

Appendix 1: Endorsements on tickets and useful terms in international ticket distribution
Appendix 2: Boilerplate contract of sub-licensing agreements
Appendix 3: Order form for replacement/fall back coupons

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Manual for International Rail Tickets (MIRT)

The Manual for International Rail Tickets (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.

Undertakings which apply the MIRT

Applicable with effect from 13 December 2015 / Edition 11 December 2016

87 pages

Appendix 1: Endorsements on tickets and useful terms in international ticket distribution
Appendix 2: Boilerplate contract of sub-licensing agreements
Appendix 3: Order form for replacement/fall back coupons

GCC-CIV/PRR
2016-10-01

General Conditions of Carriage for Rail Passengers

The GCC-CIV/PRR govern the contractual relationship between passengers and carriers for domestic and/or international journeys.

The GCC-CIV/PRR form a common denominator for all the member undertakings of the CIT. They can therefore be used as a basic contract on which undertakings can build to create their own general conditions (described in the general conditions as special conditions of carriage). Every carrier is therefore called on to draw up special conditions of carriage to meet his own requirements, for example for particular routes, train classes, or fare types. In addition, there are special conditions for international carriage which apply to various international tickets (with or without reservations), and to Rail Pass tickets.

Applicable with effect from 3 December 2009 / Edition 1 October 2016

9 pages

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General Conditions of Carriage for Rail Passengers

The GCC-CIV/PRR govern the contractual relationship between passengers and carriers for domestic and/or international journeys.

The GCC-CIV/PRR form a common denominator for all the member undertakings of the CIT. They can therefore be used as a basic contract on which undertakings can build to create their own general conditions (described in the general conditions as special conditions of carriage). Every carrier is therefore called on to draw up special conditions of carriage to meet his own requirements, for example for particular routes, train classes, or fare types. In addition, there are special conditions for international carriage which apply to various international tickets (with or without reservations), and to Rail Pass tickets.

Applicable with effect from 3 December 2009 / Edition 1 October 2016

9 pages

GCC-CIV/PRR
2017-10-01

General Conditions of Carriage for Rail Passengers

The GCC-CIV/PRR govern the contractual relationship between passengers and carriers for domestic and/or international journeys.

The GCC-CIV/PRR form a common denominator for all the member undertakings of the CIT. They can therefore be used as a basic contract on which undertakings can build to create their own general conditions (described in the general conditions as special conditions of carriage). Every carrier is therefore called on to draw up special conditions of carriage to meet his own requirements, for example for particular routes, train classes, or fare types. In addition, there are special conditions for international carriage which apply to various international tickets (with or without reservations), and to Rail Pass tickets.

Applicable with effect from 3 December 2009 / Edition 1 October 2017

9 pages

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General Conditions of Carriage for Rail Passengers

The GCC-CIV/PRR govern the contractual relationship between passengers and carriers for domestic and/or international journeys.

The GCC-CIV/PRR form a common denominator for all the member undertakings of the CIT. They can therefore be used as a basic contract on which undertakings can build to create their own general conditions (described in the general conditions as special conditions of carriage). Every carrier is therefore called on to draw up special conditions of carriage to meet his own requirements, for example for particular routes, train classes, or fare types. In addition, there are special conditions for international carriage which apply to various international tickets (with or without reservations), and to Rail Pass tickets.

Applicable with effect from 3 December 2009 / Edition 1 October 2017

9 pages

8-Amendment GCC-CIV/PRR
2017-10-01

Amendment to point 14.3 of the GCC-CIV/PRR

The amendment of point 14.3 of the GCC-CIV/PRR is a part of the CIT’s follow-up activity after the US Supreme Court decision in the Sachs v. ÖBB case. The proposed amendment is in line with Article 57 §1 CIV and Article 23 of the Brussels I Regulation and shall improve legal security for CIT members, to prevent any similar cases in future.

Applicable with effect from 3 December 2009 / Edition 1 October 2017

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Amendment to point 14.3 of the GCC-CIV/PRR

The amendment of point 14.3 of the GCC-CIV/PRR is a part of the CIT’s follow-up activity after the US Supreme Court decision in the Sachs v. ÖBB case. The proposed amendment is in line with Article 57 §1 CIV and Article 23 of the Brussels I Regulation and shall improve legal security for CIT members, to prevent any similar cases in future.

Applicable with effect from 3 December 2009 / Edition 1 October 2017

RID Notice
2015-10-01

Notice concerning the carriage of dangerous goods in passenger trains*) (to point 6.2 of the GCC-CIV/PRR)

*) This notice is intended to draw the attention of passengers to the restrictions on the carriage of dangerous goods as hand luggage or registered luggage, or in or on board vehicles (car on train).

The references to the complete set of applicable regulations may be found in 1.1.3.8 of the Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail - RID (Appendix C to COTIF) see the OTIF website.

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2015 / Edition 1 October 2015

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Notice concerning the carriage of dangerous goods in passenger trains*) (to point 6.2 of the GCC-CIV/PRR)

*) This notice is intended to draw the attention of passengers to the restrictions on the carriage of dangerous goods as hand luggage or registered luggage, or in or on board vehicles (car on train).

The references to the complete set of applicable regulations may be found in 1.1.3.8 of the Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail - RID (Appendix C to COTIF) see the OTIF website.

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2015 / Edition 1 October 2015

RID Notice
2017-10-01

Notice concerning the carriage of dangerous goods in passenger trains*) (to point 6.2 of the GCC-CIV/PRR)

*) This notice is intended to draw the attention of passengers to the restrictions on the carriage of dangerous goods as hand luggage or registered luggage, or in or on board vehicles (car on train).

The references to the complete set of applicable regulations may be found in 1.1.3.8 of the Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail - RID (Appendix C to COTIF) see the OTIF website.

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2015 / Edition 1 October 2017

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Notice concerning the carriage of dangerous goods in passenger trains*) (to point 6.2 of the GCC-CIV/PRR)

*) This notice is intended to draw the attention of passengers to the restrictions on the carriage of dangerous goods as hand luggage or registered luggage, or in or on board vehicles (car on train).

The references to the complete set of applicable regulations may be found in 1.1.3.8 of the Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail - RID (Appendix C to COTIF) see the OTIF website.

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2015 / Edition 1 October 2017

Amendment 1 RID Notice
2017-10-01

Amendment to the Notice concerning the carriage of dangerous goods in passenger trains (to point 6.2 of the GCC-CIV/PRR)

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2015 / Edition 1 October 2017

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Amendment to the Notice concerning the carriage of dangerous goods in passenger trains (to point 6.2 of the GCC-CIV/PRR)

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2015 / Edition 1 October 2017

RID Info-table
2015-10-01

Info-table: Provisions for Dangerous Goods carried by Passengers on Board of Trains

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2015 / Edition 1 October 2015

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Info-table: Provisions for Dangerous Goods carried by Passengers on Board of Trains

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2015 / Edition 1 October 2015

RID Info-table
2017-10-01

Info-table: Provisions for Dangerous Goods carried by Passengers on Board of Trains

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2017 / Edition 1 October 2017

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Info-table: Provisions for Dangerous Goods carried by Passengers on Board of Trains

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2017 / Edition 1 October 2017

Amendment 1 RID Info-table
2017-10-01

Amendment to the Info-table: Provisions for Dangerous Goods carried by Passengers on Board of Trains

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2017 / Edition 1 October 2017

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Amendment to the Info-table: Provisions for Dangerous Goods carried by Passengers on Board of Trains

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2017 / Edition 1 October 2017

List of RU applying GCC-CIV/PRR
2013-12-11

List of CIT members who apply the General Conditions of Carriage for Rail Passengers (GCC-CIV/PRR)

List of members of the CIT who have declared their willingness to apply the GCC-CIV/PRR to contracts for the carriage of passengers making domestic and/or international journeys.

Edition 11 December 2013

1 page

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List of CIT members who apply the General Conditions of Carriage for Rail Passengers (GCC-CIV/PRR)

List of members of the CIT who have declared their willingness to apply the GCC-CIV/PRR to contracts for the carriage of passengers making domestic and/or international journeys.

Edition 11 December 2013

1 page

Leaflet on COTIF/CIV-PRR - SMPS
2014-12-01

Leaflet on COTIF-CIV-PRR - SMPS

Complete version

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Leaflet on COTIF-CIV-PRR - SMPS

Complete version

Leaflet on COTIF/CIV-PRR - SMPS - Part I
2014-12-01

Leaflet on COTIF-CIV-PRR - SMPS

Part I - Open to public

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Leaflet on COTIF-CIV-PRR - SMPS

Part I - Open to public

Comparative table air and rail
2017-01-08

International legal frameword for air and rail passenger traffic : A comparative analysis

Applicable with effect from 1 August 2017 / Edition 1 August 2017

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International legal frameword for air and rail passenger traffic : A comparative analysis

Applicable with effect from 1 August 2017 / Edition 1 August 2017

GDP CIT
2017-10-01

CIT Guidelines on Protection of Privacy and Processing of Personal Data used in International Passenger Traffic by Rail

The present Guidelines are of recommendatory non-binding nature and are primarily designed for the CIT Members established in the European Union (EU) or offering services to natural persons in the EU. The Guidelines present an overview of the main notions and principles applicable to personal data protection and privacy in the EU as established by the Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2017 / Edition 1 October 2017

8 pages

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CIT Guidelines on Protection of Privacy and Processing of Personal Data used in International Passenger Traffic by Rail

The present Guidelines are of recommendatory non-binding nature and are primarily designed for the CIT Members established in the European Union (EU) or offering services to natural persons in the EU. The Guidelines present an overview of the main notions and principles applicable to personal data protection and privacy in the EU as established by the Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2017 / Edition 1 October 2017

8 pages