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...

Around Taiwan in 6 hours: Ministry of Transportation plans faster train travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Traveling around Taiwan in six hours will be possible in the future thanks to extensions to the island’s only high-speed rail line and the introduction of faster tra...

Puyuma marks completion of railway electrification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Puyuma train pulled into Fangliao Railway Station in southern Taiwan on Sunday (Dec. 22) to mark completion of the railway electrification between Chaozhou and Fanglia...

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....

Woman struck by Puyuma express train in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A woman was hit by a Puyuma express train after apparently leaping off a station platform in New Taipei City this afternoon (July 22). At 12:53 p.m. today, as the Puyuma 271...

Taiwanese singers perform at Midem 2019 in France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwanese singers were invited to perform at the Midem 2019 in France as part of the “Taiwan Beats” portion of the festival on June 5. Midem 2019 is a...

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 Premier, Culture Minister inaugurate new cultural corridor in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Taiwan Creative Expo officially opened in Taipei on Wednesday morning (April 24), coinciding with the inauguration of a new cultural corridor, which stretches alo...

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 transport ministry seeks punishment for 3 ex-railway chiefs

The three former heads of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) might face administrative punishment ranging from a minor demerit to a major demerit in the wake of the deadly derailment of a Puyuma...