New TRA commuter trains to arrive in Taiwan on Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of the new EMU900 Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) commuter trains are expected to arrive in eastern Taiwan on Saturday (Oct. 24) and be ready for serv...

Taiwan Rail Administration to consider hiking fares as losses set to rise in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will consider increasing fares as losses are expected to balloon to NT$3.24 billion (US$113 million) next year — an increase...

Taipei-Keelung LRT line upgraded, THSR to be extended to Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwanese mayors and the transportation minister on Tuesday (Oct. 13) announced that they will be upgrading the Taipei-Keelung LRT line and push for the extension of...

Taiwanese train wins design award in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese locomotive scheduled to start operating early next year has won the 2020 Good Design Award in Japan, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced Saturda...

Taiwan Railways' first bento shop opens in Hsinchu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration's (TRA) first concept shop for its signature product — its bento boxes — was inaugurated on Thursday (Oct. 1) at Hsinchu...

New trademark for Taiwan Railways bento revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new trademark for a cash cow of Taiwan Railways – bento boxes – has been unveiled to boost the image of the passenger favorite. The octagonal logo feature...

Crowds at Taipei Main Station told to wear masks, social distance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said that it will continue to dispatch railway police and volunteers specialized in foreign languages to exhort migrant workers who ga...

Crowded Taipei Main Station lobby floor triggers controversy again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The sight of a crowded Taipei Main Station lobby has again raised eyebrows and revived the debate over whether to allow people to sit on the sprawling checkered floor of t...

US congressman's bill calls for Taiwan membership in UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the heels of a "historic" meeting between the U.S. envoy to the U.N. and a senior Taiwan official on Wednesday (Sept. 16), a U.S. congressman introduced a bil...

US congressman introduces bill to scrap 'one China' policy,' normalize ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Congressman Tom Tiffany on Wednesday (Sept. 16) introduced a bill calling on the U.S. to put an end to the "one China" policy, resume formal relations with ...

Vietnam sentences 7 to jail for human smuggling in UK

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in central Vietnam on Monday sentenced seven people for smuggling a woman who later died in a truck together with 38 other people as they were being transported into Brit...

Somaliland's legislature supports Taiwan Relations Act: envoy

Somaliland's legislature has endorsed the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), an American law that governs the United States' unofficial ties with Taiwan, according to the Somaliland representative to...

Video shows fight break out on Taiwan train over hamster in priority seat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Sept. 5) showing a fight on a Taiwanese train that broke out between an elderly man and a young woman after she placed her hamster on a priorit...

US support for Taiwan needs to be clear-cut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the last 40 years, the U.S. government has chosen a policy of strategic ambiguity in respect to whether it would come to Taiwan’s defense if it was attacked by C...

Taiwan's central government to shoulder most of Taoyuan railway project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said on Tuesday (Sept. 1) that the central government will shoulder NT$78.6 billion (US$2.62 billion), or 75 percent, of the total cost of Tao...