Taipei MRT launches app to measure passenger density

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to encourage social distancing, the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is launching an app which allows passengers to see which cars of an oncoming train are ...

Taipei to reduce frequency of MRT trains during weekends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As fewer passengers travel by Taipei's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the frequency of trains on four lines will be reduced...

Dazzling Christmasland festival illuminates New Taipei tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's annual Christmasland will light up tonight (Nov. 15) in New Taipei City Plaza and for the rest of the holiday season will include lights shows, marke...

2 netizens within 3 days threaten to kill passengers on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) is on alert for persons acting suspiciously after two different netizens over the course of three days have issued threats to kill p...

Taipei MRT to run 42 hours non-stop over New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) announced in a news release on Thursday that Taipei MRT will operate a 42-hour non-stop service from 6 a.m. on Dec. 31 to 11:59 p.m...

Man tries to 'barbecue' steak knife on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man horrified passengers yesterday afternoon (Dec. 19) when he took out a steak knife and held a lighter to it in an attempt to "barbecue" (燒烤) it while nearing the...

Public transportation adjustment measures for 2018 Taipei Marathon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Taipei City Government announced public transportation adjustments in Taipei City for Sunday, Dec. 9 to accommodate the 2018 Taipei Marathon taking place on the same day, t...

Japanese becomes 5th language added to Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers yesterday (Aug. 11) began hearing Japanese being broadcast in trains at certain Taipei MRT stations, confirming a previous announcement by the Taipei Rapid Transit C...

Taipei MRT awards contract to French company Alstom for Line 7 trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei Metro company has awarded a joint contract to a French company and a local Taiwanese company to construct the future Metro Line 7, reports Smart Rail World. ...

Taipei MRT to say open 42 hours during New Year's festivities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to accommodate the many revelers flocking to watch the Taipei 101 New Year's Eve countdown party and fireworks extravaganza, Taipei's MRT will run continuously...

Double Ten Day float theme park festivities including shows, performances and foods to open in Nangang, Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--On Double Ten Day, a float parade will take place in the vicinity of the presidential building in Taipei starting at noon following the national day ceremony and continue towards...

Recommended places of interest along Taipei Metro

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Riding on Taipei Metro is the best and most convenient way to explore Taipei and New Taipei City as many attractions and places of interest are located right beside or near Taipe...

Taipei Metro service resumes on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Metro announced on Sunday morning all rail sections are back to service after the suspension on elevated rail sections beginning at 11 p.m. Saturday night. All t...

Taipei Metro to offer free onboard Wi-Fi at the end of July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro will extend its free public Wi-Fi coverage from stations to carriages, starting with the Red Line (Tamsui) and Blue Line (Bannan) in late July and the rest by...

Nicaraguan MBA student steals phone on MRT, says his was 'broken'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a Nicaraguan master's student was allegedly caught stealing a mobile phone from a female passenger on the Taipei MRT, he claimed that he had taken the phone to make a...