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2500-year-old human remains excavated during rail construction in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two sets of human remains unearthed in February of this year during a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) elevation construction in Chiayi City have been excavated and se...

Last holdout against Railway Bureau demolitions fighting to save house in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The last of over 300 owners of properties condemned to make way for a railway undergrounding project in Tainan is fighting to preserve enough of her house to keep living t...

Breathtaking stretch of elevated railway in E. Taiwan completed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 2.7-kilometer section of elevated railway sandwiched between coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean in eastern Taiwan has been completed and opened for use on Thursday ...

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's HSR to be extended to Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) today (Sept. 10) announced government plans to extend Taiwan's High-Speed Rail (HSR) line to Pingtung, thereby completing a ring of rail networ...

Government considers extending Taiwan High Speed Rail to Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) raised a proposal to extend Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) northward to Yilan County last month, in additi...

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...

Keelung-Taipei light rail proposal set for government review next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A feasibility study for a proposed Keelung-Taipei City rail link has been completed and is expected to be sent to the Executive Yuan for consideration in the new year, rep...

Five commuter train stations in central Taiwan planned to open for service in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Five new commuter train stations along the elevated railway in central Taiwan’s Taichung metropolitan area are scheduled to open for service in October, media reports ...