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Taiwan Railways Administration launches new express train with business class

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) launched its new EMU3000 intercity express train service on Sunday (Dec. 26) with a trip from Taitung Station to New Taipei's ...

Taiwan court rejects train crash compensation case against Japan’s Sumitomo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Thursday (Dec. 9) ruled against a NT$612.11 million (US$22.09 million) compensation claim by the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) against ...

New speed control system to run on Taiwan’s trains in wake of Puyuma accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new speed control system is expected to be put in place across Taiwan’s rail system in late October at the earliest to prevent anything like the Puyuma Express inc...

Taiwan Railways Administration will not sell standing tickets for new EMU3000 trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Transportation and Communication Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said on Wednesday (Aug. 25) that Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is planning not to sell standing tic...

Man dies after being run over by Puyuma train in Taiwan

A man was found dead after being run over by a Puyuma Express train on a railroad crossing in Taichung on Friday (April 10), according to the city government's Fire Bureau. The bureau received ...

Train No. 422 from Taipei to Kaohsiung boasts ‘unparalleled sea views’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A train service that takes passengers more than halfway around Taiwan and treats them to “unparalleled sea views” is proving popular, CNA reported Saturday (Fe...

Taiwan completes electrification of entire railroad network

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The southern section of Taiwan’s railway system, connecting Pingtung to Taitung, has finished the electrification process and will open to the public on Wednesday (D...

Puyuma train completes first run through Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Puyuma Express train departing from Fangliao Station in Taiwan’s southern county of Pingtung on Saturday night (Oct. 31) became the first electric train in the cou...

Taiwan Railways woos students with round-the-island 10-day pass

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is capitalizing on the stimulus voucher scheme with a promotional program aimed at students during the summer break. Students in Ta...

Taipei-Hualien bus service providers offer discounted fares

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bus service providers are offering discounted fares on routes from Taipei to Hualien for several weeks after the inauguration of services on Jan. 6, rendering the discount...

Taiwan unveils new trains for 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Saturday (Nov. 30) unveiled the look of 600 new train wagons ordered from Japan and expected to ride along the east coast from ...

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...

Taiwan to sue Japanese company for deadly train accident

On the eve of the one year anniversary of a deadly train accident, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced it plans to sue the Japanese company that sold it the train. Puyuma Express train N...

Puyuma Express train catches fire in Eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (Sept. 6), a Puyuma Express Train (No. 448) after departing Taitung and heading north, caught fire as it pulled into Shoufeng (壽豐) station in Hualien County arou...

Man fatally struck by train at Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent suicide, a man was fatally struck by a train at the Taipei Main Station on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 18), causing delays for nearly 10,000 passengers. At 3:41 p....