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CIT documentation

On the basis of the laws in force, CIT develops a series of documents simplifying and standardising the international carriage of passengers by rail.

Documents

MIRT
Nov. 13, 2020

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 15 December 2019 / Edition 13 December 2020

199 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

MIRT – Appendix 1
Dec. 15, 2019

Information on the CIT security background 2012 to be passed on to third parties in a tendering process

1 page

MIRT - Appendix 2
Dec. 15, 2019

Order form for replacement/fall-back coupons

Edition 1 July 2019

1 pages

MIRT - Appendix 3
Dec. 15, 2019

Order Form – CIT Security Background 2012, for CIT members/users ordering ticket paper for commercial use

6 pages

AIV
Nov. 13, 2020

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

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.

Undertakings which apply the AIV 

Applicable with effect from 9 December 2018 / Edition 13 December 2020

53 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)

Glossary
Dec. 15, 2019

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 15 December 2019 / Edition 15 December 2019

15 pages

MCOOP
July 1, 2019

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 July 2019 / Edition 1 July 2019.

82 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)

 

AJC
Nov. 13, 2020

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 2019 / Edition 13 December 2020

47 pages

 

 

AJC - Appendix 1
Nov. 13, 2020

AJC - Appendix 1

List of participating railway undertakings and contact persons (point 1.2.3 AJC)

Edition 13 December 2020

2 pages

AJC - Appendix 2
Nov. 13, 2020

AJC - Appendix 2

Samples of delay confirmation and stamps for continuation (point 2.3.2 AJC)

Edition 13 December 2020 

33 pages

AJC - Appendix 3
Nov. 13, 2020

AJC - Appendix 3

Conditions for continuation (point 2.4.3 AJC)

Edition 13 December 2020

6 pages

AJC - Appendix 4
Nov. 13, 2020

AJC - Appendix 4

Information leaflet for railway personnel (point 2.4.4 AJC) 

Edition 13 December 2020

6 pages

GCC-CIV/PRR
July 1, 2019

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, the are special conditions which apply to various international tickets (with or without reservations), and to Rail Pass tickets.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2019 / Edition 1 July 2019

11 pages

List of RU applying GCC-CIV/PRR
July 1, 2019

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 national and/or international contracts of carriage with travellers.
Edition 1 July 2019

1 page

RID Notice
July 1, 2019

Notice concerning the carriage of dangerous goods in passenger trains* (ad 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).

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2019 / Edition 1 July 2019

5 pages

RID Info-table
July 1, 2019

Info-table: Provisions for dangerous goods carried by passengers on board of trains

 

Edition 1 July 2019

1 page

AIV
Dec. 9, 2018

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

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 / Edition 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
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)

 

 

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 1st July 2017 / Edition 1st July 2018

8 pages

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, the are special conditions 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

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

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 / Edition 11 Dcemmber 2016

10 pages

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 / 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

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

118 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.)

2-Amendment MIRT
Dec. 10, 2017

Manual for International Rail Tickets (MIRT)

 

The revision sets 31 December 2021 as the last date for the issuing of tickets on ticket paper with the old CIT security background 1996/2006, besides many editorial changes.

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

92 pages

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)

 

RID Notice
Oct. 1, 2017

Notice concerning the carriage of dangerous goods in passenger trains * (ad 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).

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2015 / Edition 1 October 2017

5 pages

Amendment 1 RID Notice
Oct. 1, 2017

Amendment to the Notice concerning the carriage of dangerous goods in passenger trains

Applicable with effect from 1 October 2015 / Edition 1 October 2017

5 pages

RID Info-table
Oct. 1, 2017

Info-table: Provisions for Dangerous Goods carried by Passengers on Board of Trains

 Edition 1 October 2017

1 page

Amendment 1 RID Info-table
Oct. 1, 2017

Amendment to the Info-table: Provisions for Dangerous Goods carried by Passengers on Board of Trains

Edition 1 October 2017

1 page

Note
June 29, 2020

Older versions can be obtained from the CIT General Secretariat.

MIRT
Nov. 13, 2020

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 15 December 2019 / Edition 13 December 2020

199 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

AJC
Nov. 13, 2020

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 2019 / Edition 13 December 2020

47 pages

 

 

AJC - Appendix 1
Nov. 13, 2020

AJC - Appendix 1

List of participating railway undertakings and contact persons (point 1.2.3 AJC)

Edition 13 December 2020

2 pages

AJC - Appendix 2
Nov. 13, 2020

AJC - Appendix 2

Samples of delay confirmation and stamps for continuation (point 2.3.2 AJC)

Edition 13 December 2020 

33 pages

AJC - Appendix 3
Nov. 13, 2020

AJC - Appendix 3

Conditions for continuation (point 2.4.3 AJC)

Edition 13 December 2020

6 pages

AJC - Appendix 4
Nov. 13, 2020

AJC - Appendix 4

Information leaflet for railway personnel (point 2.4.4 AJC) 

Edition 13 December 2020

6 pages

AIV
Nov. 13, 2020

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

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.

Undertakings which apply the AIV 

Applicable with effect from 9 December 2018 / Edition 13 December 2020

53 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)