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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

52 pages

COTIF - extract
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

7 pages

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

39 pages

Scope of application of CIV
Aug. 1, 2016

CIV 1999

Map produced by the CIT showing in which states and to which maritime services the CIV Uniform Rules apply.

Edition 1 August 2016

1 page