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;
  • a guide on cooperation between transport undertakings;
  • agreements between transport undertakings for the processing of passenger claims and journey continuation in case of journey disruption;
  • a guide on the issue and use of international rail tickets;
  • guidelines on the processing of personal data
  • a glossary covering the technical terminology used in CIT documents

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
Glossary
Dec. 11, 2016

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
AIV
Dec. 9, 2018

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

Undertakings wich apply the AIV

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.

Applicable with effect from 9 December 2018

51 pages

Appendix 1: Accident declaration
Appendix 2: Allocation of delay compensation - statement
Annex 1 to Appendix 2: RCF1 letter on accounting aspects of the allocation of delay compensation
Appendix 3: Specimen form to exchange dossiers
Appendix 4: Specimen form to exchange information on delayed trains
Appendix 5: Agreement on access to TIS/Europtirails’ data on international passenger trains
Annex 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

Undertakings wich apply the AIV

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.

Applicable with effect from 9 December 2018

51 pages

Appendix 1: Accident declaration
Appendix 2: Allocation of delay compensation - statement
Annex 1 to Appendix 2: RCF1 letter on accounting aspects of the allocation of delay compensation
Appendix 3: Specimen form to exchange dossiers
Appendix 4: Specimen form to exchange information on delayed trains
Appendix 5: Agreement on access to TIS/Europtirails’ data on international passenger trains
Annex 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
AJC
July 1, 2018

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 - Edition 1 July 2018

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 - Edition 1 July 2018

8 pages (excluding appendices)

 

 

Corrigendum AJC
Corrigendum AJC
July 1, 2018

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

Corrigendum adopted by the CIV Committee in June 2018

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2018

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

Corrigendum adopted by the CIV Committee in June 2018

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2018

AJC - Appendix 1
AJC - Appendix 1
Oct. 1, 2018

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
AJC - Appendix 2
June 27, 2017

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
AJC - Appendix 3
June 27, 2017

Conditions for continuation (point 2.4.3 AJC)

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Conditions for continuation (point 2.4.3 AJC)

GCC-CIV/PRR
GCC-CIV/PRR
Oct. 1, 2017

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
8-Amendment GCC-CIV/PRR
Oct. 1, 2017

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

List of RU applying GCC-CIV/PRR
List of RU applying GCC-CIV/PRR
Dec. 11, 2013

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

GDP CIT
GDP CIT
Oct. 1, 2018

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 2018

40 pages

Appendix 1: CIT Model Data Processing Contract
Appendix 2: CIT Model Data Processing Contract, Appendix […] to the Agreement concluded on […]

 

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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 2018

40 pages

Appendix 1: CIT Model Data Processing Contract
Appendix 2: CIT Model Data Processing Contract, Appendix […] to the Agreement concluded on […]

 

1-Amendment GDP CIT
1-Amendment GDP CIT
Oct. 1, 2018

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

The two new boilerplate contrats for the processing of data and the point 11.4 of the GDP CIT were adopted by the CIV Committee in June 2018.

Applicable with effect 1 October 2018

40 pages

Appendix 1: CIT Model Data Processing Contract
Appendix 2: CIT Model Data Processing Contract, Appendix […] to the Agreement concluded on […]

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

The two new boilerplate contrats for the processing of data and the point 11.4 of the GDP CIT were adopted by the CIV Committee in June 2018.

Applicable with effect 1 October 2018

40 pages

Appendix 1: CIT Model Data Processing Contract
Appendix 2: CIT Model Data Processing Contract, Appendix […] to the Agreement concluded on […]

MIRT
MIRT
Dec. 9, 2018

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.

Applicable with effect from 9 December 2018

197 pages

Appendix 1: Remarks and endorsements on tickets and useful terms in international ticket distribution
Appendix 2: Boilerplate contract for a sub-license between a CIT member and a third party with respect to the use of the CIT security background
Appendix 3: Replacement and fall-back tickets
Appendix 4: Checklist of information which can be used for all kinds of international tickets independently of their fulfilment method

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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.

Applicable with effect from 9 December 2018

197 pages

Appendix 1: Remarks and endorsements on tickets and useful terms in international ticket distribution
Appendix 2: Boilerplate contract for a sub-license between a CIT member and a third party with respect to the use of the CIT security background
Appendix 3: Replacement and fall-back tickets
Appendix 4: Checklist of information which can be used for all kinds of international tickets independently of their fulfilment method

MCOOP
MCOOP
March 1, 2016

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)

 

RID Notice
RID Notice
Oct. 1, 2017

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
Amendment 1 RID Notice
Oct. 1, 2017

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
RID Info-table
Oct. 1, 2017

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
Amendment 1 RID Info-table
Oct. 1, 2017

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

Leaflet on COTIF/CIV-PRR - SMPS
Leaflet on COTIF/CIV-PRR - SMPS
Dec. 1, 2014

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
Leaflet on COTIF/CIV-PRR - SMPS - Part I
Dec. 1, 2014

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
Comparative table air and rail
Jan. 8, 2017

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

 

Earlier versions

Note: Earlier versions ca be obtained from the CIT General Secretariat.

AJC
AJC
June 27, 2017

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)

 

 

MIRT
MIRT
Dec. 10, 2017

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.

Applicable with effect from 13 December 2015 / Edition 10 December 2017

95 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
Appendix 4: Checklist of information which can be used both on the reverse side of international paper ticket and for all kinds of e-tickets (print@home ticket, etc.)

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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.

Applicable with effect from 13 December 2015 / Edition 10 December 2017

95 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
Appendix 4: Checklist of information which can be used both on the reverse side of international paper ticket and for all kinds of e-tickets (print@home ticket, etc.)

RID Notice
RID Notice
Oct. 1, 2015

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 Info-table
RID Info-table
Oct. 1, 2015

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