Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

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...

Free rides on Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Light Rail until Jan. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) on Thursday (Dec. 16) announced free rides on the Kaohsiung Light Rail until Jan. 2 to encourage greater use. Noting that the newly a...

New light rail section in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to go into service Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Kaohsiung Light Rail section from Gushan District Office Station (C17) to the TRA Museum of Fine Arts Station (C20) is scheduled to go into service at 5 p.m. on Th...

Kaohsiung Light Rail expansion progresses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Kaohsiung Light Rail section from C17-C20 has conditionally passed the first stage of the trials conducted by the city government’s initial inspection commit...

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...

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung resumes charging for rides on light rail system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Free rides on Kaohsiung’s light rail system ended on Sunday (Feb. 28), and as of Monday, it now costs NT$10 (US$0.34) for passengers using electronic tickets and NT$3...

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...

Southern Taiwan city offers free rides on its light rail system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City’s Mass Rapid Transit Bureau is offering free rides on its light rail after two new sections of rail opened at 4 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 12). The two ...

Photo of the Day: Kaohsiung Light Rail tram compared to 'Spirited Away' train

TAIPEI -- As southern Taiwan was hammered by a tropical depression that brought huge quantities of rain to Kaohsiung, among other counties and cities, Taiwanese netizens compared a photo of the Kaohsi...

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...

Free rides on Kaohsiung light rail to end

Kaohsiung, Feb. 27 (CNA) Passengers traveling on the light rail line of the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (KMRT) system will have to pay fares with effect from March 1, when free ridership comes to an ...

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,...