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International Union of Railways

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International Union of Railways
Union internationale des chemins de fer
UIC membership:
  At least one active member
  At least one affiliate member
  At least one associate member
  Suspended members
Formation17 October 1922; 101 years ago (1922-10-17)
Legal statusActive
PurposePromote rail transport at world level
Meet the challenges of mobility and sustainable development
Headquarters16 rue Jean Rey
Paris, France
Membership (2021)
Krzysztof Mamiński (PKP)[1]
Vice Chairman
Mohamed Rabie Khlie (ONCF)[1]
Director General
François Davenne (UIC)[1]
Karine Van Ceunebroeck[1]
Websiteuic.org Edit this at Wikidata

The International Union of Railways (French: Union internationale des chemins de fer, UIC) is an international rail transport industry body.

When founded in 1922 the UIC had 51 members from 29 countries, including Japan and China. They were joined by members from the Soviet Union, the Middle East and North Africa. As of February 2024, the UIC has 218 members[2] across five continents. Of these there are:

  • 65 active members (usually companies located in Europe, East Asia, South Asia and Middle East):
  • 78 affiliate members (usually companies located in Africa, Oceania, South America and Southeast Asia, or universities and organisations in Europe and Asia, or government authorities):
  • 58 associate members (usually companies in Africa and North America):
  • 17 suspended members:


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Executive Board UIC". 31 December 2021.
  2. "Vademecum". vademecum.uic.org. Archived from the original on 2022-05-23. Retrieved 2024-03-10.
  3. "Afghanistan becomes UIC member | Pajhwok Afghan News". pajhwok.com. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013.