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Taiwan transport ministry approves Taichung MRT Blue Line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s transport ministry approved a plan to build a second line (Blue Line) for the Taichung MRT, which will include 20 new stations and take 10 years to complete...

South African arrested for spraying graffiti on central Taiwan MRT station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A South African faces fines and potential prison time for allegedly spraypainting graffiti on a Taichung Mass Rapid Transit (TMRT) station. On Saturday morning (Oct. 14...

2 European men wanted for spraying graffiti on Taiwan MRT trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung District Prosecutor's Office has issued an arrest warrant for a German man and a Czech man for allegedly spraying graffiti on a Taichung Mass Rapid Transit (T...

MRT trains in 2 Taiwan cities covered in graffiti

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police were looking for the authors of graffiti covering Mass Rapid Transit trains in Taichung City and Kaohsiung City, reports said Friday (Aug. 25). The culprits coul...

New TPASS monthly commuter cards go on sale across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sales of a new monthly card that can be used across multiple modes of public transportation in one of three regions started on Thursday (June 15). "TPASS" is ...

Taipei Metro adds emergency stop button to Wenhu Line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro on Saturday (June 10) completed a test for an emergency stop button (EMS) at a station on the Wenhu Line in the wake of a deadly Taichung MRT accident last mo...

Taiwan presidential candidate Lai Ching-te hits campaign trail in Chiayi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Vice President and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential nominee Lai Ching-te (賴清德) spoke at the inaugural meeting of a campaign organization supporting L...

Taichung MRT to unlock emergency brake button at all times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung MRT (TMRT) announced on Monday (May 15) that train attendants will be on the driver's side and the manual driver control panel will be unlocked at all tim...

Taiwan officials review safety protocol in Taichung MRT accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taichung MRT accident on Thursday (May 11) which led to one death and 10 injuries largely could have been prevented, according to Taichung City councilors who have begun...

Taiwan Judicial Yuan president blames MRT crash on 'chabuduo is good enough mentality'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Judicial Yuan President Hsu Tzong-li (許宗力) on Thursday (May 11) said the attitude of Taiwanese toward cutting corners must change if Taiwan wants to become a "truly c...

Taichung MRT to sue construction firm for NT$200 million over crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung MRT (TMRT) said on Thursday (May 11) it would file suit against the construction company responsible for a deadly crash on Wednesday (May 10) and seek over NT$200...

Watch aftermath of central Taiwan MRT crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A passenger aboard a Taichung MRT (TMRT) train that collided with a collapsed crane on Wednesday (May 10) posted video of the interior of the badly mangled carriage in the...

Construction firm fined NT$1.11 million, 8 face charges over central Taiwan MRT crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The construction company that operated a crane that caused a deadly Taichung MRT (TMRT) accident on Wednesday (May 10) has been fined NT$1.11 million (US$36,000) and eight...

Taichung MRT fatality identified as Indigenous rights advocate Lin Shu-ya

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Well known Taiwanese legal scholar and advocate for Indigenous rights Lin Shu-ya (林淑雅) has been identified as the single fatality of Wednesday’s (May 10) MRT accident...

Video shows Taichung MRT attendant unable to access emergency brakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Surveillance camera footage released by the Taichung MRT (TMRT) showed that crews had 13 seconds to stop the train after they became aware that a crane had collapsed onto ...