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Taiwan mobilizes buses, high-speed trains for May 1 without TRA trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train services on May 1 due to union action, prompting the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) to say...

Taiwan Railways Administration employees plan to take more holidays off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Taiwan Railway Labor Union (TRLU) has announced its plan to expand its May 1 “no overtime” campaign to include the Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival...

Taipei's court strikes down men’s compensation claims after impounded Lamborghini destroyed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Wednesday (March 30) struck down two men’s compensation claims for an unregistered Lamborghini Aventador that was impounded by authoriti...

Taiwan to require e-bikes to be equipped with license plates in the 2nd half of this year at the earliest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of a sharp increase of fatalities arising from accidents involving electric bicycles, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has been pushing fo...

Earthquake rocks east Taiwan, TRA to consider installing automatic train control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shortly after Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國財) said that Taiwan’s railways lack automatic equipment and promised to install an autom...

Traffic along Taiwan’s freeways at a crawl on 228 memorial weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Southbound traffic on highways had already slowed to a crawl by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday (Feb. 26), the first day of the long 228 memorial weekend. Vehicles in northern Ta...

Taiwan's Keelung MRT to have 13 stops, cost NT$42.5 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) confirmed that the first phase of the Keelung MRT line will include 13 stations and its price tag will be NT$42.5 billion (US$1.53 billion). ...

Traffic congestion for eastern Taiwan predicted for 228 Memorial Day weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) expects traffic volume on National Freeway 5 to start rising as early as Feb. 25 for the extended 228 Memorial Day...

Travelers to Taiwan’s outlying islands face COVID tests during LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID-19 cases continue to expand across Taiwan, travelers to outlying islands will face rapid tests at airports and harbors from the start of the Lunar New Year holida...

Taiwan considers fate of Lantern Festival amid COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Facing the threat of rapidly expanding COVID-19 clusters, the Lantern Festival might be changed to an online event only or see the number of visitors restricted, the Minis...

Taiwan HSR’s Yilan Station to be sited near county hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The site for the Taiwan High Speed Rail’s (THSR) Yilan Station has been selected, with the location 350 meters south of Yilan County Hall, Yilan County Commissioner ...

Taiwan to hold traffic accident press conferences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said on Sunday (Dec. 12) he will require the traffic authorities to hold monthly press conferences to dis...

First phase of Taiwan’s Keelung MRT route to have 13 stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The first phase of the Keelung MRT line will see 13 stations built from Badu to Nangang, according to a route map announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Communicat...

Taiwan to launch new car assessment program in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will start its Taiwan New Car Assessment Program (T-NCAP) in 2023 to test the safety of new cars, two years later than had been originally planned, the Liberty Time...

Taiwan-Palau travel bubble bursts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The travel bubble between Taiwan and its ally Palau seems to have burst, as the number of Taiwanese travelers to the Pacific nation has significantly decreased since the b...