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...

Taiwan High Speed Rail looks for its 500 millionth passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A person who bought a return ticket from Hsinchu to Taichung Monday morning was Taiwan High Speed Rail’s 500 millionth passenger and could look forward to a whole yea...

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 ...

HSR to add 12 new trains to fleet at cost of $NT30 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (台灣高速鐵路股份有限公司, THSRC) has announced it plans to buy 12 new trains in a bid to service growing demand for the supersonic service. ...

Taiwan High Speed Rail announces 9 specially priced packages that include a round-trip ticket + one night hotel stay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) on Monday announced nine specially priced packages that include a round-trip bullet train ticket plus one night stay in a des...

Taiwan’s bullet train tickets for Mid-Autumn and Double Ten Day bookable from Sept. 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) announced Monday that bullet train tickets for the nine-day “Mid-Autumn Festival and Double Ten Day” holiday period from Oct...

Free high speed rail to Taoyuan for EVA and China Airlines passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers who fly certain routes on China Airlines or EVA Air can now enjoy free access to high speed rail from select southern Taiwanese stations to Taoyuan, announced T...

Jacky Wu takes credit for 80% WiFi access on bullet trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Six months after entertainer Jacky Wu (吳宗憲) complained that Taiwan's high speed rail (HSR) system was sorely in need of WiFi, the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (TH...

Traveling to Taipei? Don’t miss out the MRT-HSR-Double Decker joint ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has joined hands with Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) to offer a new “MRT-HSR-Double Decker Joint Ticket” combo p...

Additional rail services to be provided during Dragon Boat holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) and Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) said Thursday that they will provide additional services May 26-31 to meet expected high demand for...

Wi-Fi will be available on HSR trains in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In an effort to address a major complaint from passengers, Wi-Fi services are expected to be available on all the high speed rail trains in June, Chunghwa Telecom Co. said ...

Wi-Fi will be available on HSR trains by August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wi-Fi services are expected to be available on all the high speed rail trains by August, more than one year ahead of the original schedule. The Taiwan High Speed Rail C...

Free smartphone charging to be available at 12 HSR stations

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) has announced on Thursday that a new free cellphone battery-charging service will be made available at 12 stations along the ...

Taiwan shares end below 9,300 point mark

 Shares in Taiwan moved lower to close below the 9,300-point mark Thursday, as the bellwether electronics sector encountered relatively heavier downward pressure in the wake of losses incurred on...