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...

Lin Chun-ying wins Novel Award at 2018 Taiwan Literature Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The prize award ceremony of the 2018 Taiwan Literature Awards, which has a total purse of NT$2.4 million (about US$80,000), took place at the auditorium of the National Museum ...

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...

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...

Grief on seventh day after Taiwan train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The anguish was overpowering for some of the grieving families of the 18 people who died as a result of the Oct. 21 train derailment in Yilan, on Saturday, the seventh day...

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...