This site is the only official source of all UIC technical publications, including the former UIC leaflets, research reports and standardised drawings. Versions of our documents obtained from other sources (except those licensed by the UIC) whether online or through mail order must be presumed to be copies, inherently unreliable, potentially out of date and therefore possibly inaccurate.

Distribution of terminology products (RailLexic) and railway transport Statistics deliverables are also available from through this site.


The Railway Publications team is involved at every stage of the document production process, from supporting the expert consultation process, to approval by the competent UIC working body, through to publication and distribution of all the publications. Except in very specific circumstances, all our publications are available as downloadable copies through this site.

Other services provided by the Railway Publications team include ensuring compliance with editorial conventions, DTP (Desk Top Publishing), translation into a range of languages (information available upon request), proofreading and conversion into the format required for the various distribution modes.


We provide data entry and document formatting services (text, drawings, graphics). We also offer formatting services for other types of publication (reports, booklets, brochures, flyers, business cards, sleeves, etc.). We work with the following software: Microsoft Office pack, Adobe FrameMaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Visio, Acrobat.