Taiwan High Speed Rail extension to Yilan could become a reality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It will take only 13 minutes to travel the 50-kilometer route from Nangang, Taipei, to the northeastern city of Yilan by Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) if a proposed extensi...

Dismantling of Chinese ‘ghost ship’ in Taiwan will take one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The work to dismantle an empty Chinese freighter which ran aground in Yilan County in September will start next Tuesday (October 22) and take about one month, according to...

Construction on Taiwan Taoyuan Airport Terminal 3 to begin in May 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the decision to ax the previous design proposed for Terminal 3 of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, it was announced on Friday (Oct. 18) that the airport...

Video shows number of visitors to Taiwan by nationality since 2001

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An amazing video showing the growth of visitors to Taiwan over the past 18 years by nationality was posted to the data visualization and storytelling website Flourish on W...

Taiwan to drop Taoyuan Airport Terminal 3 design due to lack of bidders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Transportation will drop plans for an artistic ceiling at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 3 because the design is too expensive and h...

Arch removed from collapsed Taiwan bridge which killed 6 foreign workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The hundreds of fishing boats trapped inside the port of Nanfang’ao in Yilan County were able to head for the open sea Thursday (October 10) with the removal of the ...

NPP legislator blasts New Taipei govt. for neglecting bridge safety standards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the tragic collapse of the Nanfang'ao Bridge in Yilan's Su'ao Township on Oct. 1, New Power Party (NPP) legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) has become a...

Taiwan redoubles efforts to develop fully electric bus market by 2030

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government will invest NT$30 billion (US$974 million) by 2030 in an effort to push through the electrification of all buses, the Ministry of Transportation said Tuesda...

Rebuilding collapsed Taiwan bridge estimated to cost NT$520 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rebuilding Nanfang’ao Bridge in Nanfang’ao, Yilan County, which collapsed killing six foreign workers, will cost NT$520 million (US$16.8 million), the Ministry...

Over 100 bridges in Taiwan in need of repair: premier

There are currently more than 100 bridges across Taiwan in urgent need of repair and maintenance, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Monday, following a bridge collapse in Yilan County last week that k...

Maintenance report reveals problems on Yilan bridge 3 years ago

A bridge in Yilan that collapsed Tuesday, killing at least five people, was found three years ago to have damaged expansion joints, according to a maintenance report released Wednesday by the transpor...

The ‘Uber Clause’: Company agrees to play by Taiwan’s rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Uber announced on Tuesday (Oct. 1) that it would follow Taiwan government policy and change its business operations. The amended Article 103-1 of the Regulations for ...

Taichung wants green light on MRT Green Line extension project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transportation Bureau of Taichung City Government on Monday (Sept. 30) resubmitted a report on the feasibility of a project to extend the Taichung MRT’s Green Li...

MOTC criticized by Taiwan public over THSR extension plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the announcement last week from the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) that the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) system will be extended from Zuoyi...

Taiwan’s Pingtung high-speed rail line to avoid airport and open in 2029

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The new high-speed rail route from Kaohsiung to Pingtung will avoid the center of Taiwan’s largest southern city as well as its airport when it opens by the end of 2...