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 CIF specification.


See the TOC codes page.

Train Category

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)
BR Bus – Replacement due to engineering work
BS Bus – WTT Service
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

Train Status

Timing Load