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Taiwan transportation minister eulogizes deceased train conductor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) on Tuesday (April 6) expressed gratitude to the deceased conductor of the derailed train at his funeral f...

Taiwan investigators ask public for photos of train wreck

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Prosecutors investigating Taiwan's worst railway disaster in seven decades appealed to the public Monday for any photographs they may have taken of the crash that killed at least...

Taiwan transport minister offers resignation after deadly train crash

Taiwanese Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung on Sunday offered to step down after a rail accident last week near the eastern city of Hualien left 48 people dead and nearly 200 injured. In a stateme...

Taiwan transportation minister quits post after fatal derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s transportation minister has announced he will leave his post following the fatal train derailment on Friday (April 2), which claimed 51 lives after collidin...

Site manager, Taiwan minister accept responsibility for train crash

HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) -The manager of a construction site whose truck slid onto rail tracks causing a catastrophic train crash in Taiwan accepted responsibility for the disaster on Sunday, as did ...

Damaged Taiwan railway to reopen as soon as April 20: TRA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The section of railway damaged in the recent train accident in Hualien County may reopen as soon as April 20, according to Newtalk. The devastating wreck occurred Frida...

TRA's new commuter train hits the tracks for maiden trip

A new commuter train, purchased last year by Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA), made its inaugural trip Thursday, carrying about 200 passengers from New Taipei on a route that ended in the northern...

Taiwan considering ‘travel bubble’ with Singapore after Palau agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the announcement of a “travel bubble” with Palau, Singapore could be the next country interested in launching a post-pandemic travel link with Taiwan...

Taiwan in 'travel bubble' talks with 5 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is currently discussing "travel bubbles" with five countries, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Wednesday (March 10). During a question-...

Taiwan targets drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Thursday (Jan. 28) passed a proposal to increase penalties for drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians at inte...

Taiwan clamps down on Chinese speed measuring devices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s transportation authorities have ordered the removal of speed measurement equipment manufactured in China that could pose security risks. Facebook user &q...

Half of Taiwanese have misconceptions about hangovers: survey

Although the vast majority of Taiwanese adults know what hangovers are, at least 50 percent hold misconceptions about what causes them and how they work, according to a new poll by the Taiwan Beverage...

Taiwan launches pilot program for mobile payment on buses

A mobile payment system for bus rides kicked off Tuesday on a trial basis in Taiwan, allowing passengers to pay their fares with the use of cellphone apps, the Ministry of Transportation and Communica...

Taiwan launches new earthquake, tsunami monitoring system

A new undersea earthquake and tsunami monitoring system was officially launched in Taiwan on Thursday (Dec. 31), enabling the authorities to provide early warnings to the public in case of seismic haz...

Taiwan fines EVA Air $35,000 after pilot blamed for COVID infection

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s Transport Ministry on Thursday fined EVA Airways Corp T$1 million ($35,000) after the government blamed one of its pilots for a rare locally transmitted case of COVID...