Taiwan Tourist Shuttle route changes from May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Taiwan Tourist Shuttle (台灣好行) routes in Taoyuan will be replaced by new routes starting May 1. This will enable passengers to "travel between transportation hu...

Taiwan hails home-built locomotive simulator as milestone for rail industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) and National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) jointly inaugurated a Taiwan-built “locomotive simulator” on...

Interview: Gloria Hotel Group CEO revives family fortunes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- John Chen's (陳炯福) decision to return to Taiwan and take over the family-owned hotel business was wildly successful, as shown by the ever-expanding size of Gloria Outlets. ...

Tickets for Taiwan HSR can now be purchased on Facebook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers can now purchase Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) tickets via Facebook Messenger, announced the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) on Thursday (March 29). To book ...

Taipei MRT free Wi-Fi contractor suspected of Communist China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A subcontractor which has won the bid to provide Free Wi-Fi being on Taiwan's mass transit railways may be funded by Communist China, announced the Investment Commission, M...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau to offer spring travel subsidies of up to NT$1,500

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Tourism Bureau yesterday announced that it will offer spring travel subsidies of up to NT$1,500 for citizens between the ages of 18 and 40. Tourism Bureau directo...

Bookings of Taiwan bullet train tickets for Tomb Sweeping Day holiday start March 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Bookings of Taiwan High Speed Rail tickets for this year’s four-day Tomb Sweeping Day holiday (Apr. 4 – 7) and extended period will begin at midnight (12:00 a....

Taiwan High Speed Rail to offer 2 new pre-paid pass options from March 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Monday, Jan. 28, Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) announced a special deal for travelers purchasing tickets for trains after March 15. Two special discount ticket optio...

Jeannie, Bii and members of Korean Highlight ready to shine at Taiwan Taoyuan’s countdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taoyuan’s 2019 New Year countdown party will feature a great cast, including Jeannie Hsieh, Eagle Music’s Bii, members of Korean male group Highlight, and Lami...

Taiwanese woman with dengue may be fined NT$300,000 for moving about in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese woman could face a fine of up to NT$300,000 (US$9,669) for traveling around in Kaohsiung and posing a risk to public health after she learned that she had cont...

Taiwan High Speed Rail raises pay for employees thanks to increased profits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) employees will have more money in their pocket to spend next year because their company has announced an average of 3.5 percent pay raise acr...

Taiwan High Speed Rail changes ticket design for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp (THSRC) announced in a news release on Wednesday that redesigned THSR tickets with enlarged printed characters indicating important train ride infor...

Work, classes, THSR suspended in southern Taiwan as heavy rains pound island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As extremely heavy rains pound southern Taiwan, many counties and cities in southern Taiwan have started to announce the suspension of work and classes and Taiwan's High Sp...

National Youth Orchestra from the US to make its Taiwan debut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) will make its first stop in Taiwan from July 22 to 24 as part of its 2018 Asia Tour. In a press r...

Could it be you? The 500 millionth Taiwan bullet train passenger to get a year of free rides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) said in a press release on Monday that as the number of THSR passengers is going to break the 500 million mark in the second half ...