Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017, -, Location : Linz (AT), Contact : UIP
VPI Austria - GCU schooling
The General Contract of Use for Wagons (GCU) is a multilateral contract based on the international convention COTIF 1999 and Annex CUV. The GCU specifies the mutual rights and obligations of Wagon Keepers (K) and Railway Undertakings (RU) with regard to the use of rail freight wagons as a means of transport throughout Europe and beyond. Since its start in July 2006, the GCU has grown to an impressive network of more than 600 signatories across 20 countries, with more than 550,000 wagons currently declared in the GCU wagon database.
This second event aims at gaining first experiences with the definition of a common training concept and related documentation.
Ultimately the idea is to ensure a common understanding on GCU topics and a coordinated and harmonised training of wagon keepers’ employees at national level.