List of abbreviations

AGE
AGE Platform Europe

AIM
Agreement concerning the Relationships between Carriers in respect of International Freight Traffic by Rail

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

APTU
Uniform Rules concerning the Validation of Technical Standards and the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions applicable to Railway Material intended to be used in International Traffic (Appendix F to COTIF)

ATMF
Uniform Rules concerning the Technical Admission of Railway Material used in International Traffic (Appendix G to COTIF)

CCTT
Coordinating Council on Transsiberian transportation

CER
Community of European Railways and Infrastructure Companies

CIM
Uniform Rules Concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (Appendix B to COTIF)

CIT
International Rail Transport Committee

CIV
Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Passengers by Rail (Appendix A to COTIF)

COLPOFER
Collaboration of railway police and security services

COTIF
Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail

CRTD
UNECE Convention on Civil Liability for Damage caused during Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, Rail and Inland Navigation Vessels

CUI
Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of Use of Infrastructure in International Rail Traffic (Appendix E to COTIF)

CUV
Uniform Rules concerning Contracts of Use of Vehicles in International Rail Traffic (Appendix D to COTIF)

EBU
European Blind Union

ECF
European Cyclists’ Federation

ECO
Economic Cooperation Organization

EDF
European Disability Forum

EGTC
European General Terms and Conditions of Use of Railway Infrastructure

EPF
European Passengers‘ Federation

EPR
European Performance Regime

ERA
Academy of European Law (Europäische Rechtsakademie) [Trier (DE)]
ERA European Railway Agency

EU
European Union

EWT
East-West-Tariff

FFG
Freight Focus Group (of the CER)

FIATA
International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations

FTE
Forum Train Europe

GCC
General Conditions of Carriage

GCC-CIV/PRR
General Conditions of Carriage for Rail Passengers

GCU
General Contract of Use of wagons

GIE
Eurail Eurail - Marketing Rail Travel in Europe

GLV-CIM CIM
Consignment Note Manual

GLV-CIM/SMGS
CIM/SMGS Consignment Note Manual

GLV-TC CIM
Consignment Note Manual for Combined Transport

GLW-CUV
CUV Wagon Note Manual

GR CIM/SMGS
CIM/SMGS Reconsignment Manual

GTC EurAsia
General Terms and Conditions EurAsia.

GTC
General Terms and Conditions

GTM-CIT
CIT Freight Traffic Manual

GTT-CIV
CIV Ticket Manual

GTV-CIT
CIT Passenger Traffic Manual

IATA
International Air Transport Association

ICC
International Chamber of Commerce

IDIT
International Transport Law Institute [Rouen (FR)]

IM
Infrastructure manager

IRT
Integrated Reservation Ticket

IRTHP
International Rail Ticket Home Printing

IRU
International Road Transport Union

IPAAB
Audit body for international passenger traffic accounting (UIC Audit Group)

ISO
International Organization for Standardization

IT
Information technology

IVA
International Association of Private Sidings Users

IVT
International Association of Tariff-Specialists

NHM
Standardised merchandise classification

NRT
Non (integrated) reservation ticket

OSCE
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

OSJD
Organisation for co-operation between Railways

OTIF
Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail

PRR
(Rail-PRR) Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations

PWG
Passenger Working Group (CER)

RAILDATA
International Organisation of Cargo Railway Undertakings for Development and Production of Central Information and Data Exchange Systems for European Freight Rail Transport

RCF
The passenger accounting group (UIC)

RIC
Agreement governing the exchange and use of coaches in international traffic

RID
Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (Appendix C to COTIF)

RIV
Regulations governing the reciprocal use of wagons in international traffic (Reglamento Internazionale Veicoli)

RNE
RailNetEurope

RPT
Rail Pass Ticket

RU
Railway undertaking

SC-CIM/SMGS
Special Conditions of CIM/SMGS Liability

SCIC
Special conditions of international carriage

SMGS
Agreement concerning International Freight Traffic by Rail (OSJD) / Соглашение о международном железнодорожном грузовом сообщении(СМГС)

SMPS
Agreement concerning International Passenger Traffic by Rail ( OSJD) / Соглашение о международном пассажирском сообщении (СМПС)

TAF TSI
Technical specification for interoperability relating to the telematic applications for freight

TAG
Ticketing Action Group (UIC)

TAP-MD
Passenger Messages Management Group (UIC)

TAP TSI
Technical specification for interoperability relating to the subsystem “telematics applications for passenger services”

TAP-NT
Innovative ticketing Group (UIC)

TSI
Technical Specifications for Interoperability

UAC
Union of Arab Railways

UIC
International Union of Railways

UIP
International Union of Private Wagons

UIRR
International Union of combined Road-Rail transport companies

UITP
International Association of Public Transport

UNCITRAL
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

UNECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNIDROIT
International Institute for the Unification of Private Law

UNMIK
United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

VAP
Swiss Shippers’, Private Siding and Wagon Owners’ Association

VAT
Value added tax

WCO
Word Customs Organization

WTO
World Trade Organization

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