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Taiwan and Hitachi train project wins Good Design Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A graceful train design project from Taiwan Railways Administration and Hitachi Ltd. has won Japan's Good Design Award Best 100. Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA...

US envoy Nicholas Burns sticks to strategic ambiguity on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nicholas Burns, President Joe Biden's nominee for the new U.S. ambassador to China, has indicated he views strategic ambiguity in regard to Taiwan's security situa...

Conductor in train accident that caused 18 deaths in northeast Taiwan sentenced to jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The conductor of the derailed Taiwan Railway Puyuma train that killed 18 passengers in Yilan County on the afternoon of Oct. 21, 2018, was sentenced to four and a half yea...

Taiwan's Summer Formosa steam train trips arrive in autumn

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tickets are now available for Summer Formosa express trips along the eastern coast of Taiwan in autumn, previously put off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Taiwan Rail...

Tom Brady throws 2 TD passes, Buccaneers beat Eagles 28-22

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers keep losing key players and stockpiling victories. Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes, Leonard Fournette ran for two scores and the Buc...

US Senator urges Biden to clarify ‘Taiwan Agreement’ statement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has sent U.S. President Joe Biden a letter, urging him to clarify his comments regarding the “Taiwan agreement” and leave no room for ...

White House emphasizes commitments made in Taiwan Relations Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following comments by United States President Joe Biden mentioning a “Taiwan agreement,” White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki reiterated that the U.S. would stan...

New speed control system to run on Taiwan’s trains in wake of Puyuma accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new speed control system is expected to be put in place across Taiwan’s rail system in late October at the earliest to prevent anything like the Puyuma Express inc...

‘Anxiety relief’ train comes back to life in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will honor vintage rail travel with the revival of a “blue-painted” tourist train in October. The train will run a ...

Former Marine hits out at Taiwan on China's behalf

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former U.S. Marine has once again published an anti-Taiwan opinion piece in China’s state-run Global Times, complaining the U.S. system is being gamed by Taiwan lo...

Taiwan premier identifies safety as key element for railway reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has put safety and stability at the top of the agenda amid calls to turn the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) into a corporation, reports ...

Taiwan announces flight and rail cancelations, floodgates close as Typhoon Chanthu nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Chanthu approaches, flight cancelations have been announced, some train lines suspended service, a few roads and ports closed, and floodgates shut. Taiwan Ra...

More train tickets for Mid-Autumn Festival to go on sale in Taiwan Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced on Tuesday (Sept. 7) that the bookings of newly available train tickets for during the Mid-Autumn Festival will begin on...

Hotels in Taiwan struggling with less than 20% occupancy rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) joined hospitality industry representatives on Tuesday (Sept. 7) in pleading for more government financial ass...

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...