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...

Taiwan’s Puyuma Express, Taroko Express to use two drivers after deadly derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Minister for Transportation and Communications (MOTC), Wu Hong-mo (吳宏謀) said that both the Puyuma Express and Taroko Express will be driven by two drivers s...

MOTC Political Deputy Minister Chang Chen-yuan tapped as new TRA head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Eight days after a deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train in Yilan, the Executive Yuan announced the appointment of Chang Chen-yuan (張振源), Political Deputy Minister of Mini...

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&...

Taiwan train crash driver admits blame while his impossible situation points a finger at TRA

The driver of the Puyuma Express train involved in this week’s tragic crash in Yilan County has now apparently accepted responsibility for the crash. On the face of it, his admission appears...

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...

Driver behind derailment in Taiwan's Yilan admits fault, waives legal counsel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After the deadly derailment of the Puyuma Express train claimed the lives of 18 and injured 190 in eastern Taiwan's Yilan County on Sunday, the train's driver in court ...

Systemic issues, poor maintenance to blame for deadly derailment in NE Taiwan: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While much of the focus of the deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train, which claimed the lives of 18 and injured 190 in Taiwan's Yilan County, has been on the driver, ...