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South Taiwan light rail pauses service for chicken on platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A train on the Kaohsiung Light Rail system had to pause when a chicken appeared on a station’s platform on Thursday morning (May 5), which also marked the first time...

Kaohsiung Metro to provide more frequent weekend services from Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Metro will start to provide more frequent services on weekends and resume its midnight last train from Friday (Nov. 5), as passenger volume has climbed over the ...

MRT ridership in Kaohsiung drops sharply amid Taiwan's COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ridership on the Kaohsiung Metro has declined sharply in recent weeks due to a surge in local COVID-19 infections and an increase in the number of people switching to remo...

Scooter crashes into light rail tram in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A scooter crashed into a tram in Kaohsiung at 9 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 13), just 29 hours after new sections of the circular light rail line opened to the public. The two...

Kaohsiung MRT’s new Kaohsiung Station in southern Taiwan to undergo tests beginning June 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp (KRTC) said in a news release on Friday that the company will on June 20 begin to conduct intense testing for the new Kaohsiung Station, which is now...

Kaohsiung Light Rail preferential rates to be extended to the year-end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—NT$10 per ride on the Kaohsiung Light Rail Transit for passengers using an applicable electronic ticket, which is originally set to end at the end of May, will be extended t...

Three Spaniards wanted after defacing Kaohsiung MRT with graffiti

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Kaohsiung MRT train was defaced with graffiti by three Spanish men on April 12, who quickly fled to Hong Kong, reported Apple Daily. On the morning of April 12 at 5:17 a...

Kaohsiung MRT turns a profit and raises salaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A decade after starting to operate, the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit system has finally turned a profit, with a pay rise as a result. Initially, the number of passenger...

Kaohsiung Light Rail to begin charging passengers Nov. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Kaohsiung Light Rail Transit will begin charging passengers on Nov. 1 after the phase one project of the circular line was fully opened to traffic on Sept. 26 this year,...