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. 130 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.

CIT-Info 1/2019

CIT-Info 1/2019 [PDF]

  • New OTIF Secretary-General elected
  • Afghanistan accedes to COTIF
  • New projects in abundance for the CIV Working Group
  • CIT / IRU “Rail-Road” workshop
  • News from the meeting of the CIM Committee
  • IM liability in the event of delay
  • Re-railing of derailed trains
  • Sub-contracted carriage of empty vehicles in international railway law?
  • CIT Itself
  • CIT Calender
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Job Opportunity as IT Legal Specialist / Legal Designer

Job Opportunity as IT Legal Specialist / Legal Designer [PDF]

The CIT General Secretariat in Bern seeks to recruit a person to the following job, starting on 2 September 2019:
IT Legal Specialist / Legal Designer (80 – 100%)

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Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018 [PDF]

We are very pleased to present you the CIT’s Annual Report 2018.

The Annual Report 2018 gives you an overview on our work.

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CIT Workshop on Data Protection: GDPR one year after - What now ?

CIT Workshop on Data Protection: GDPR one year after - What now ? [PDF]

The International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) has great pleasure in inviting the employees of the CIT members (in the passenger traffic but also in the freight traffic), working or interested in the field of data protection to the CIT Workshop “GDPR one year after – What now?”, to be held in Bern on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 .

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CIT Conference on digital claims handling: new challenges for railway undertakings

CIT Conference on digital claims handling: new challenges for railway undertakings [PDF]

We are pleased to inform you that the CIT Conference on "digital claims handling: new challenges for railway undertakings", will take place on Tuesday, 14 May 2019 at the CIT headquarters, Conference Centre Egghölzli in Bern. The conference is aimed at specialist staff who are responsible for dealing with claims for loss or damage at CIT member undertakings. It is expected to make a substantial contribution to the development of claims handling within the context of digitalisation.

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Reissue of CIT products in electronic form

Thanks to the reissue of CIT products in electronic form, the presentation of documents has been modernised, making them much more user-friendly.

Several products were already reissued according to the new system: GLV-CIM, GTM-CIT , GLW-CUV and GTW-CIT (1 January 2017), MIRT and AIV (9 December 2018), GLV-CIM/SMGS, GR-CIM/SMGS , GTC-CIM and GTC-EurAsia (1 January 2019).

Now interactive forms are also certified.

The remaining CIT documentation will be reissued by the end of 2019.

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CIT / IRU WORKSHOP „Rail-Road“

CIT / IRU WORKSHOP „Rail-Road“ [PDF]

The joint Workshop CIT/IRU on International Road-Rail Transport has taken place on the 28th of February 2019 in Bettembourg, Luxembourg.

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Guideline CMR-CIM-SMGS

Guideline CMR-CIM-SMGS [PDF]

Date April 2017

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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