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Taipei MRT cuts train frequency as ridership drops over COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to a decline in passengers amid a surge in COVID cases, the Taipei Metro announced that it would reduce the frequency on all but one line starting on Monday (May 23). ...

Taipei MRT tune announces 'Black Person Toothpaste' changed to 'Haolai'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei MRT passengers on Tuesday (May 10) were surprised to hear a tune officially announcing the name change of Darlie Toothpaste. Passengers waiting at stations on th...

Video shows New Taipei MRT escalator suddenly collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Monday (March 14) of an escalator in a New Taipei City MRT station collapsing, sending about 30 people hurtling backward and causing four of them to suff...

Taipei MRT trains run at reduced speed after 6.0 quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan on Monday evening (Jan. 3), with level 4 shock waves being registered in Taipei and New Taipei, the Taipei Rapid Tra...

Taipei MRT turns down Amnesty International ad for activist jailed in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) turned down two applications by Amnesty International for an ad supporting the case of Lee Ming-che (李明哲), the Taiwanese human righ...

Taipei Metro rolls out sound-emitting, model rail carriage EasyCard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) is launching a new EasyCard — a Taipei Metro model rail carriage that emits sounds and light when swiped at the gates of ...

Watch Taipei 101 countdown fireworks on Maokong Gondola

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the public are invited to sign up for a chance to view the fireworks spectacle in Taipei on New Year’s Eve during a ride on the Maokong Gondola. Follow...

Taipei's Maokong Gondola completes cable-change, to reopen on Dec. 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three months after closing, the Maokong Gondola has completed its cable-change and will reopen on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. following test runs. One of the major challenges dur...

Taipei MRT losses triple to NT$3 billion due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system saw its losses triple to NT$3.19 billion (US$114.37 million) for January to August, compared to the same period in 2020...

Taiwan's first immersive showcase venue opens in Taipei Metro mall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first immersive exhibition and performance space in Taiwan was inaugurated on Friday (Sept. 17) at the Ximen Metro Mall in Taipei. A collaboration between Taipei Ra...

Taipei’s Maokong Gondola to close from Sept. 13 until mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time in its 15-year history, Taipei City’s Maokong Gondola will have its overhead cables replaced, requiring the popular attraction to close from Sept....

7 COVID cases traveled extensively on 4 Taipei MRT lines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's health department from Tuesday through Thursday (Aug. 17-19) revealed that seven recently confirmed COVID cases had traveled on four of the city's major M...

Taipei MRT sees number of passengers rise 10% on first morning of eased COVID restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of passengers on Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system rose 10 percent on the morning of the eased COVID-19 restrictions compared to the same period la...

Taipei Mass Rapid Transit cuts frequency of trains due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mass Rapid Transit passengers might have to wait 10 minutes for a train, as the COVID-19 outbreak has led to a sharp drop in the number of commuters, reports said F...

Station attendant on Taipei's MRT Brown Line tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A station attendant at a stop on the Taipei MRT's Brown Line is the latest Taipei Metro employee to be diagnosed with COVID-19. On Tuesday (May 25), the Taipei Rapi...