CIF Codes

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The following codes are used in fields in the SCHEDULE data feed. This is based on records created in the Common Interface Format.




See the TOC codes page.

Train Category

Code Description
A Stops or shunts for other trains to pass
AE Attach/Detach assisting locomotive
AX Shows as 'X' on arrival
BL Stops for banking locomotive
C Stops to change trainmen
D Stops to set down passengers
-D Stops to detach vehicles
E Stops for examination
G National Rail Timetable data to add
H Notional activity to prevent WTT timing columns merge
HH As H, where a third column is involved
K Passenger count point
KC Ticket collection and examination point
KE Ticket examination point
KF Ticket examination point, 1st class only
KS Selective ticket examination point
L Stops to change locomotives
N Stop not advertised
OP Stops for other operating reasons
OR Train locomotive on rear
PR Propelling between points shown
R Stops when required
RM Reversing movement, or driver changes ends
RR Stops for locomotive to run round train
S Stops for railway personnel only
T Stops to take up and set down passengers
-T Stops to attach and detach vehicles
TB Train begins (Origin)
TF Train finishes (Destination)
TS Detail Consist for TOPS Direct
TW Stops (or at pass) for tablet, staff or token
U Stops to take up passengers
-U Stops to attach vehicles
W Stops for watering of coaches
X Passes another train at crossing point on single line
Code Description
Ordinary Passenger Trains
OL London Underground/Metro Service
OU Unadvertised Ordinary Passenger
OO Ordinary Passenger
OS Staff Train
OW Mixed
Express Passenger Trains
XC Channel Tunnel
XD Sleeper (Europe Night Services)
XI International
XR Motorail
XU Unadvertised Express
XX Express Passenger
XZ Sleeper (Domestic)
Buses & Ships
BR Bus – Replacement due to engineering work
BS Bus – WTT Service
SS Ship
Empty Coaching Stock Trains
EE Empty Coaching Stock (ECS)
EL ECS, London Underground/Metro Service
ES ECS & Staff
Parcels and Postal Trains
JJ Postal
PM Post Office Controlled Parcels
PP Parcels
Departmental Trains
DD Departmental
DH Civil Engineer
DI Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
DQ Stores
DT Test
DY Signal & Telecommunications Engineer
Light Locomotives
ZB Locomotive & Brake Van
ZZ Light Locomotive
Railfreight Distribution
J2 RfD Automotive (Components)
H2 RfD Automotive (Vehicles)
J3 RfD Edible Products (UK Contracts)
J4 RfD Industrial Minerals (UK Contracts)
J5 RfD Chemicals (UK Contracts)
J6 RfD Building Materials (UK Contracts)
J8 RfD General Merchandise (UK Contracts)
H8 RfD European
J9 RfD Freightliner (Contracts)
H9 RfD Freightliner (Other)
Trainload Freight
A0 Coal (Distributive)
E0 Coal (Electricity) MGR
B0 Coal (Other) and Nuclear
B1 Metals
B4 Aggregates
B5 Domestic and Industrial Waste
B6 Building Materials (TLF)
B7 Petroleum Products
Railfreight Distribution (Channel Tunnel)
H0 RfD European Channel Tunnel (Mixed Business)
H1 RfD European Channel Tunnel Intermodal
H3 RfD European Channel Tunnel Automotive
H4 RfD European Channel Tunnel Contract Services
H5 RfD European Channel Tunnel Haulmark
H6 RfD European Channel Tunnel Joint Venture

Operating Characteristics

Code Description
B Vacuum Braked
C Timed at 100 m.p.h.
D DOO (Coaching stock trains)
E Conveys Mark 4 Coaches
G Trainman (Guard) required
M Timed at 110 m.p.h.
P Push/Pull train
Q Runs as required
R Air conditioned with PA system
S Steam Heated
Y Runs to Terminals/Yards as required
Z May convey traffic to SB1C gauge. Not to be diverted from booked route without authority.

Power Type

Field Description
D Diesel
DEM Diesel Electric Multiple Unit
DMU Diesel Mechanical Multiple Unit
E Electric
ED Electro-Diesel
EML EMU plus D, E, ED locomotive
EMU Electric Multiple Unit
HST High Speed Train


Power Type ‘D’ is also used for steam locomotives. Multiple Unit type may be further qualified. See ‘Timing Load’.

Train Status

Field Description
B Bus (Permanent)
F Freight (Permanent - WTT)
P Passenger & Parcels (Permanent - WTT)
S Ship (Permanent)
T Trip (Permanent)
1 STP Passenger & Parcels
2 STP Freight
3 STP Trip
4 STP Ship
5 STP Bus

Timing Load

Code Description
DMU Type Codes
Diesel Multiple Units (Air Brake)
69 Class 172/0, 172/1 or 172/2
A Class 141 to 144
E Class 158, 168, 170 or 175
N Class 165/0
S Class 150, 153, 155 or 156
T Class 165/1 or 166
V Class 220 or 221
X Class 159
DMU/DPU Power Weight Codes
Diesel Mechanical Multiple Units (Vacuum Brake)
D1 DMU (Power Car + Trailer)
D2 DMU (2 Power Cars + Trailer)
D3 DMU (Power Twin)
EMU Codes
AT Accelerated Timings
E Class 458
0 - 999 Number indicates the specific type of EMU (e.g. 321, 315), with some exceptions (see below)
0 Class 380
506 Class 350/1 (110 mph)
Hauled Train (D, E or ED) with Planned Load
1 - 9999 Load in Tonnes (1 - 999 only with ED)
325 (E) Class 325 Electric Parcels Unit

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