The contract of international carriage of passengers by rail is subject to the CIV Uniform Rules, Regulation (EU) 2021/782 on rail passengers' rights and obligations (PRR), and national law.
The interactive map is currently under construction.
Scope of Application of PRR
Previous exemptions under the Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 are curtailed and no rail services are per se exempted under the new Regulation (EU) No 2021/782 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations which applies from 7 June 2023.
However, EU Member States can still grant certain exemptions to its application such as for services which are operated strictly for historical or touristic use, urban, suburban and regional passenger services but these are subject to an increased number of mandatory provisions.
The CIT is currently working on a dedicated overview in which the detailed exemptions per country are displayed. The homepage is therefore currently under construction.
April 29, 2021
Regulation (EU) No 2021/782 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2021 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations
Edition 29 April 2021
Dec. 1, 2010
Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) - extract
Three language text of Articles 8 – 12 of the basic convention.
Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006 / Edition 1 December 2010
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 / Edition 1 July 2006
Aug. 1, 2016
Map produced by the CIT showing in which states and to which maritime services the CIV Uniform Rules apply.
Edition 1 August 2016