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.
To limit the effects of the fact that three OTIF Member States (Ireland, Italy and Sweden) have not yet ratified COTIF 1999, the CIT has set up a declaration for members to apply the CIV and CIM Uniform Rules to traffic to, via or from these states on a contractual basis. A list of the undertakings that have made such a declaration is to be found 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 ,
- here for the Uniform Technical Prescriptions (UTPs) based on Appendix F (APTU) and Appendix G (ATMF) to COTIF 1999,

as published by OTIF.

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Files

COTIF
2010-12-01

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

CIV
2006-07-01

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

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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

CIM
2010-12-01

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 December 2010

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 December 2010

39 pages

RID
2013-01-01

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.

Downloads available:

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.

CUV
2006-07-01

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 2006

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 2006

8 pages

CUI
2010-12-01

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.

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

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.

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

17 pages

APTU
2010-12-01

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

Scope of COTIF
2014-03-04

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.

State on 4 March 2014

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.

State on 4 March 2014

1 page

ATMF
2010-12-01

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

CIV & CIM on contractual basis
2012-11-14

List of undertakings signing the declaration to apply the CIV and CIM Uniform Rules on a contractual basis

List of CIT members who have declared their intention to apply the CIV and CIM Uniform Rules on a contractual basis to traffic with states which have not yet ratified COTIF.

Edition 14 November 2012

3 pages

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List of undertakings signing the declaration to apply the CIV and CIM Uniform Rules on a contractual basis

List of CIT members who have declared their intention to apply the CIV and CIM Uniform Rules on a contractual basis to traffic with states which have not yet ratified COTIF.

Edition 14 November 2012

3 pages

Map of COTIF
2014-03-04

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 4 March 2014

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 4 March 2014

1 page

Explanatory report
2011-01-01

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

Downloads available:

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

COTIF law and EC law
2007-06-12

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