The CIT

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. 130 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.

CIT Workshop on Multimodality in Klaipėda 3-4 July 2019

CIT Workshop on Multimodality in Klaipėda 3-4 July 2019 [ZIP]

We are delighted to invite you to take part at the CIT Workshop on rail-sea transport issues organised with the kind support of the Lithuanian Railways (LG). It will take place on 3-4 July 2019 in Klaipėda, Lithuania . The event will kindly be hosted at the premises of JSC “Lithuanian Railways”.

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CIT-Info 1/2019

CIT-Info 1/2019 [PDF]

  • New OTIF Secretary-General elected
  • Afghanistan accedes to COTIF
  • New projects in abundance for the CIV Working Group
  • CIT / IRU “Rail-Road” workshop
  • News from the meeting of the CIM Committee
  • IM liability in the event of delay
  • Re-railing of derailed trains
  • Sub-contracted carriage of empty vehicles in international railway law?
  • CIT Itself
  • CIT Calender
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Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018 [PDF]

We are very pleased to present you the CIT’s Annual Report 2018.

The Annual Report 2018 gives you an overview on our work.

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Reissue of CIT products in electronic form

Thanks to the reissue of CIT products in electronic and certified form, the presentation of documents has been modernised, making them much more user-friendly.

Several products were already reissued according to the new system: GLV-CIM, GTM-CIT , GLW-CUV and GTW-CIT (1 January 2017), MIRT and AIV (9 December 2018), GLV-CIM/SMGS, GR-CIM/SMGS , GTC-CIM and GTC-EurAsia (1 January 2019).

The rest of the CIT documentation will be reissued on 1 July 2019.

Now interactive forms for the freight documentation are also certified. They can be downloaded, completed, transmitted and used in pdf format.

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Guideline CMR-CIM-SMGS

Guideline CMR-CIM-SMGS [PDF]

Date April 2017

The CIT and IRU developed a Guideline on the CMR-CIM-SMGS liability regimes. The aim is to publish a comparison between international rail (COTIF/CIM and SMGS) and international road transport law (CMR).

The particular added value of this comparison of legal regimes is that it includes, for the first time, both the CIM and the SMGS provisions, and the comparison extends in geographical terms beyond the scope of COTIF/CIM to that of the SMGS.

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