Suhua Highway to open in E. Taiwan on Jan. 6, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate-General of Highways announced on Friday (Dec. 20) that the remaining sections of the Suhua Highway involved in the Suhua Improvement Project will be open t...

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 ...

The unparalleled experience of my visit to Dongao in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Last weekend I visited a couple of charming places in Nanao Township in Taiwan’s northeastern county of Yilan, but left out Dongao (東澳), which is a part of Nanao, beca...

Buses to hit the road on Suhua Highway after 36-year hiatus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Bus services will resume on Suhua Highway (蘇花公路) on May 5 following a 36-year long suspension, providing an alternative method of transportation for residents of the Dongao (東澳...

Magnitude 6.0 quake causes road, school closures and power outages in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Last night's magnitude 6.0 earthquake in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County forced the closure of a number of major roads and bridges and caused power outages across ...

9.7km highway run to kick off in Eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first section of the Suhua Highway Improvement Project is scheduled for opening before the coming Lunar New Year, but before that, enthusiastic runners will get an opp...

New section of Suhua Highway to open before Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The first section of the improved Suhua Highway (蘇花公路台) is expected to open before Lunar New Year, cutting down travel time by up to 20 minutes, according to the Ministry of Tr...

Large tunnel collapse along Suhua Highway still under repair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Large sections of the Gu-feng Tunnel roof collapsed (谷風隧道) in October and repairs are now estimated to finish in eight months, reports CNA. Over 10,000 cubic meters (35...

Suhua Highway to open for 2 hours Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Holidaymakers who drove to Hualien County for the four-day Dragon Boat Festival are having a hard time heading back home Tuesday, as landslides cut off the main road to Yi...

‘Will I be sentenced to death?’: ATM theft suspect

The ATM cyberheist prime suspect, Peregudovs Andrejs, asked police on Sunday whether he would be sentenced to death after he was nabbed by police in Yilan County on the same day. Latvian national...

Yilan is undergoing a luxury hotel boom

Nearly 30 star-rated hotels have either newly opened or will soon open on the Yilan plain, a phenomenon said to have been created by conglomerates scrambling to take advantage of a tourism boom expect...

Hualien chief demands transportation minister-designate's ouster

Taipei, May 2 (CNA) Hualien County Magistrate Fu Kun-chi demanded on Monday that President-elect Tsai Ing-wen withdraw the appointment of Ho-Chen Tan as the new transportation minister for what he cal...

Suhua Highway improvement plan to be completed by 2019

The government's NT$49.2 billion (US$1.5 billion) project to improve the Suhua Highway along Taiwan's rugged east coast is expected to be completed between 2017 and 2019, the Ministry of Transportati...