COTIF

The Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) applies in Europe, the Maghreb and in the Middle East. OTIF Member States apply the majority of the appendices to COTIF (CIV, CIM, RID, CUV, CUI, APTU and ATMF Uniform Rules). A summary of the geographical scope of the convention is shown below.

A list of the states party to the convention and the declarations and reservations they have made against particular appendices may be found on www.otif.org

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- here for the complete edition of the RID: EN - FR - DE
- here for the Uniform Technical Prescriptions (UTPs) based on Appendix F (APTU) and Appendix G (ATMF) to COTIF 1999,
- here for the Explanatory report

as published by OTIF.

Files

CIM
CIM
May 1, 2016

Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM) - Appendix B to COTIF

Three language text of the CIM Uniform Rules.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006 / Edition 1 May 2016

39 pages

Downloads available:

Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM) - Appendix B to COTIF

Three language text of the CIM Uniform Rules.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006 / Edition 1 May 2016

39 pages

COTIF
COTIF
Dec. 1, 2010

Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)

Three language text of the basic convention.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006 / Edition 1 December 2010

42 pages

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Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)

Three language text of the basic convention.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006 / Edition 1 December 2010

42 pages

Map of COTIF
Map of COTIF
July 25, 2017

Geographical scope of COTIF and its appendices

Map drawn up by the CIT showing the COTIF appendices which each OTIF Member State applies.

State on the 25 July 2017

1 page

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Geographical scope of COTIF and its appendices

Map drawn up by the CIT showing the COTIF appendices which each OTIF Member State applies.

State on the 25 July 2017

1 page

RID
RID
Jan. 1, 2015

Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) – Appendix C to COTIF. The complete text is published on the OTIF website. Please follow the link in the introductory text above.

CIV
CIV
July 1, 2006

Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Passengers by Rail (CIV) - Appendix A to COTIF

Three language text of the CIV Uniform Rules.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006

39 pages

Downloads available:

Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Passengers by Rail (CIV) - Appendix A to COTIF

Three language text of the CIV Uniform Rules.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006

39 pages

Table of COTIF
Table of COTIF
Nov. 1, 2015

Summary of the scope of application of COTIF and its appendices

Table drawn up by the CIT to show which appendices are applied by the various OTIF and/or EU Member States and the dates with effect from which reservations against the CUI, APTU and ATMF Uniform Rules were/will be lifted.

Situation on 11 November 2015

1 page

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Summary of the scope of application of COTIF and its appendices

Table drawn up by the CIT to show which appendices are applied by the various OTIF and/or EU Member States and the dates with effect from which reservations against the CUI, APTU and ATMF Uniform Rules were/will be lifted.

Situation on 11 November 2015

1 page

CUV
CUV
July 1, 2015

Uniform Rules concerning Contracts of Use of Vehicles in International Rail Traffic (CUV) - Appendix D to COTIF

Three language text of the CUV Uniform Rules.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2015

8 pages

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Uniform Rules concerning Contracts of Use of Vehicles in International Rail Traffic (CUV) - Appendix D to COTIF

Three language text of the CUV Uniform Rules.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2015

8 pages

CUI
CUI
July 1, 2015

Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of Use of Infrastructure in International Rail Traffic (CUI) - Appendix E to COTIF

Three language text of the CUI Uniform Rules.

Edition 1 July 2015

17 pages

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Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of Use of Infrastructure in International Rail Traffic (CUI) - Appendix E to COTIF

Three language text of the CUI Uniform Rules.

Edition 1 July 2015

17 pages

APTU
APTU
Dec. 1, 2010

Uniform Rules concerning the Validation of Technical Standards and the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions applicable to Railway Material intended to be used in International Traffic (APTU) - Appendix F to COTIF

Three language text of the APTU Uniform Rules.

The Uniform Technical Prescriptions (UTPs) and other documents are published on the OTIF website. Please follow the link in the introductory text above.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006 / Edition 1 December 2010

16 pages

Downloads available:

Uniform Rules concerning the Validation of Technical Standards and the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions applicable to Railway Material intended to be used in International Traffic (APTU) - Appendix F to COTIF

Three language text of the APTU Uniform Rules.

The Uniform Technical Prescriptions (UTPs) and other documents are published on the OTIF website. Please follow the link in the introductory text above.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006 / Edition 1 December 2010

16 pages

ATMF
ATMF
Dec. 1, 2010

Uniform Rules concerning the Technical Admission of Railway Material used in International Traffic (ATMF) - Appendix G to COTIF

Three language text of the ATMF Uniform Rules.

The Uniform Technical Prescriptions (UTPs) and other documents are published on the OTIF website. Please follow the link in the introductory text above.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006 / Edition 1 December 2010

31 pages

Downloads available:

Uniform Rules concerning the Technical Admission of Railway Material used in International Traffic (ATMF) - Appendix G to COTIF

Three language text of the ATMF Uniform Rules.

The Uniform Technical Prescriptions (UTPs) and other documents are published on the OTIF website. Please follow the link in the introductory text above.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006 / Edition 1 December 2010

31 pages

Explanatory report
Explanatory report
Sept. 30, 2015

Central Office Report on the Revision of the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9 May 1980 and Explanatory Reports on the texts adopted by the Fifth General Assembly

The complete text is published on the OTIF website. Please follow the link in the introductory text above.

COTIF law and EC law
COTIF law and EC law
June 12, 2007

Brochure

La COTIF et le droit communautaire relatif au transport ferroviaire international: conflits et solutions envisageables

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Brochure

La COTIF et le droit communautaire relatif au transport ferroviaire international: conflits et solutions envisageables