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. 126 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.

Regional training workshop Passenger & Freight Traffic

Regional training workshop Passenger & Freight Traffic [PDF]

The International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) has great pleasure in inviting the staff of CIT member railways from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, FYRO Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and other interested countries, to the CIT regional workshop to be held in Bucharest on 10 & 11 October 2017.

This workshop provides an opportunity for the railway companies - members of the CIT from the countries of the Balkan region and Central Europe to receive first-hand training in international rail transport law. It is opened to all members of the staff dealing with issues related to international transport law in freight and passenger transportation.

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CIT-Info 1/2017

CIT-Info 1/2017 [PDF]

  • Does the rail sector need ”coopetition”?
  • The European Commission inquires about Passenger Rights in Multimodal Transport
  • Rail way to uniform law
  • New support tools for CIT members
  • Revision of TAP TSI in 2019
  • European Commission organised a meeting with the NEBs on passenger rights
  • 20th meeting of the CIT’s CIM Committee focused on digitization of freight documents
  • Report on the meeting of the Multimodality Working Group
  • Summary of selected court cases relating to the use of infrastructure
  • Law and practice
  • CIT itself
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Annual report 2016

Annual report 2016 [PDF]

We are very pleased to present you the CIT’s Annual Report 2016.

The CIT has a clear mission: we want to support our members in ways that will enable them to successfully provide international passenger and freight services by rail. Creating transparency between different legal regimes, making harmonised and standardised products available to members and moving ahead with the elimination of legal and administrative barriers – these were the areas we focused on again in 2016.

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Guideline CMR-CIM-SMGS

Guideline CMR-CIM-SMGS [PDF]

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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New editions for the CIT manuals in Freight traffic and Use of wagons

The new editions of GLV-CIM, GTM-CIT , GLW-CUV and GTW-CIT aim to facilitate the application of the electronic consignment note and electronic wagon note. Their presentation and interactivity have been improved in order to make them more user-friendly.

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