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Taipei battles COVID in commercial area under main railway station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After six COVID-19 infections were reported at an underground commercial area near Taipei Railway Station, the city government said Saturday (July 17) it was stepping up i...

Taipei MRT sees number of passengers rise 10% on first morning of eased COVID restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of passengers on Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system rose 10 percent on the morning of the eased COVID-19 restrictions compared to the same period la...

Taipei MRT cleaner, 6 relatives infected with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cleaner working at a Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station and six of his relatives have been infected with COVID-19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said S...

Taipei Mass Rapid Transit police officer tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least one police officer on Taipei City’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system tested positive for COVID-19, while a colleague was still undergoing tests, reports said...

Taipei Mass Rapid Transit cuts frequency of trains due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mass Rapid Transit passengers might have to wait 10 minutes for a train, as the COVID-19 outbreak has led to a sharp drop in the number of commuters, reports said F...

Taipei MRT intensifies anti-COVID measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of domestic COVID cases keeps rising, Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit system has intensified its campaign to prevent infections on its trains and in statio...

Taipei MRT launches card that makes train noises for 25th anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system will launch a special card featuring a train that makes noises and flashes its headlights...

Taiwan’s Far Eastern Group to rebuild landmark department store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Far Eastern Group has decided to tear down and rebuild its landmark department store near Taipei City’s Ximending shopping district, reports said Tuesday (April ...

Taipei City sets 2050 as target date for net zero emissions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City marked Earth Day Thursday (April 22) by setting 2050 as its target for net zero emissions. The move symbolized the Taiwanese capital’s determination t...

YouBike 2.0 stations in central Taiwan city of Taichung exceed 200

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of advanced YouBike 2.0 bike rental stations in Taichung City where cyclists can use their smartphone to pay the fare has exceeded 200, reports said Tuesday (Ap...

Taipei population plunges to 23-year low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — By January, the population of Taipei had fallen to a 23-year low of less than 2.6 million, reports said Tuesday (April 13). The official figure stood at 2,597,635, with...

Photo of the Day: Ultimate map of Taiwan's mass transit systems

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese illustrator on Tuesday (March 30) published a unique map that shows all of Taiwan's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems in one ma...

Taipei MRT fines belligerent fare jumper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has given a female passenger a fine of NT$15,000 (US$517) for fare evasion and assaulting a transit worker, CNA reported. The fi...

Taichung MRT resumes trial runs after 4-month suspension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung Mass Rapid Transit (TMRT) Green Line on Thursday (March 25) resumed trial operations four months after they were suspended due to a major malfunction. In N...

Mayor of Taiwan’s Taichung to join trial run of city’s first MRT line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) said on Tuesday (March 23) that she will be on the first train of the Taichung MRT Green Line’s second trial run, which departs at ...