Taiwan railway passenger pays NT$1,000 to make up for skipped fares 24 years ago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An anonymous passenger sent NT$1,000 enclosed in a letter to the head of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) at Yilan Station to pay back money owed by skipping fares...

Taiwan’s Formosa Express to treat passengers with Michelin delicacies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced Tuesday (May 7) that individuals riding on its trains between May 8 and June 30 will be treated to Michelin-recommended deli...

Taipei MRT and Airport MRT shut down temporarily after 6.1 earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the east coast region of Hualien Thursday, Taipei City's entire Mass Rapid Transit system was closed down for inspections, which were co...

India Spring Carnival coming to Taoyuan, Taiwan Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The India-Taipei Association (ITA), with the support of Taoyuan City Government, will be holding the India Spring Carnival this Saturday (April 13). Saturday's carnival ...

Taiwan Railways Administration’s 4th generation ticketing system criticized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan Railways Administration’s (TRA) fourth generation ticketing system was severely criticized by legislators at a hearing at the Legislative Yuan's Transportatio...

Taiwan Rail seeks compensation for Puyuma train disaster

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Friday that it is seeking compensation from both the manufacturer of the Puyuma train model involved in a deadly derailment last October in northeastern T...

Taiwan has seen high number of strong earthquakes this year: CWB

Taiwan has been hit by 10 earthquakes measuring 5.0 or more on the Richter scale so far this year, compared with an annual average of 22, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday, after a magni...

Taiwan Rail lunchboxes provide passenger with NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A passenger who spent NT$241 (US$7.8) to buy three lunchboxes at Taipei Railway Station earned NT$10 million (US$324,000) with the receipt lottery, reports said Saturday. Eve...

Crazed man brandishes knife in Taipei TRA train station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers waiting for a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) at a station in Taipei this morning were frightened by a disturbed man who suddenly pulled out a knife and started...

Taipei MRT free Wi-Fi contractor suspected of Communist China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A subcontractor which has won the bid to provide Free Wi-Fi being on Taiwan's mass transit railways may be funded by Communist China, announced the Investment Commission, M...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau to offer spring travel subsidies of up to NT$1,500

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Tourism Bureau yesterday announced that it will offer spring travel subsidies of up to NT$1,500 for citizens between the ages of 18 and 40. Tourism Bureau directo...

Taiwan Rail lists 9 lines, stations with views of cherry blossoms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Saturday (March 2) released a list of nine routes and stations where passengers can now see cherry blossoms in bloom, reported CNA. ...

Taiwan Rail under fire for sending train to pick up 7 passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) came under fire Saturday after reports emerged it had sent a special train to pick up seven passengers who had failed to get off at the ...

Boy awakens from coma 4 months after deadly train crash in Yilan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A seven year old boy, who was a victim of the devastating Puyuma train crash that occurred on Oct. 21, 2018, awoke from a four month long coma earlier this week. When t...

600,000 visitors watch opening of Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 600,000 visitors attended the opening night of the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County yesterday evening (Feb. 19). At 7 p.m. l...