Taiwan train driver charged with negligent manslaughter for derailment which killed 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The driver of the Puyuma express train which derailed in Yilan County last October killing 18 passengers and injuring 116, was charged with negligent manslaughter Thursday...

Taiwan Rail seeks compensation for Puyuma train disaster

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Friday that it is seeking compensation from both the manufacturer of the Puyuma train model involved in a deadly derailment last October in northeastern T...

Boy awakens from coma 4 months after deadly train crash in Yilan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A seven year old boy, who was a victim of the devastating Puyuma train crash that occurred on Oct. 21, 2018, awoke from a four month long coma earlier this week. When t...

Taiwan's Puyuma and Taroko trains purchased illegally: NPP leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of the deadly Yilan train derailment in October, New Power Party (NPP) Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) yesterday claimed that the Taiwan Railways Administr...

Taiwan Puyuma train derailment caused by management, troubleshooting errors: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The taskforce commissioned by the Executive Yuan into the Puyama Express derailment submitted their report on Nov. 26, finding a host of mechanical problems and poor admin...

Japanese manufacturer to fix design flaw in Taiwan Puyuma trains by November 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese manufacturer of the Puyuma Express trains has promised the government it will correct a design flaw by November 11, with testing and certification expected to...

Family who lost 8 to deadly derailment in NE Taiwan consoles driver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The train driver of the Puyuma Express train No. 6432 which derailed in Taiwan's Yilan County on Oct. 21, was consoled by a family who lost eight of their relatives yesterd...

Driver behind deadly derailment in NE Taiwan attends memorial service, kowtows, cries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The train driver in charge of the deadly derailment of Puyuma Express train No. 6432 in Taiwan's Yilan County on Oct. 21, today attended a memorial service held in Taitung ...

Puyuma Express driver worked 17-hour shift days before deadly derailment in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Labor (MOL) today announced that an investigation into the schedule of the driver behind the deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train in Taiwan's Yilan C...

Children of driver behind deadly Taiwan derailment apologize on his behalf

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At a press conference today, originally scheduled to enable the driver behind the deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train to speak, he dropped out at the last minute on the...

Full 43-minute transcript of call by driver before deadly Taiwan derailment released

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The full 43-minute transcript of the calls made by the driver of the ill-fated Puyuma Express before its deadly derailment in Taiwan's Yilan County has been posted online b...

Head of TRA resigns over deadly derailment in Taiwan's Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Sunday's (Oct. 21) deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train that claimed the lives of 18 and injured 210 in Taiwan's Yilan County, the issuing of false stateme...

Video shows shocking contrast between reduced Puyuma speed and 140 kph crash in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While there is still debate over the exact cause of Sunday's (Oct. 21) deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train, which claimed the lives of 18 and injured 210 in Taiwan&...

Cleaning woman injured in deadly Taiwan train derailment may not receive compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The family of cleaning woman badly injured in Sunday's deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express in Taiwan's Yilan County is worried that, because she works for an outside ...

Full rail service resumes 3 days after deadly Puyuma Express derailment in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dual-track service has resumed this morning (Oct. 24) at the site of Sunday's deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express in Taiwan's Yilan County. The Puyuma express tra...