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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Injured Canadian recounts harrowing accident on central Taiwan MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian man aboard the MRT train that was struck by a falling crane in Taichung City on Wednesday (May 10) shared his harrowing experience with Taiwan News. At a con...

1 dead, 10 injured after crane crashes onto MRT train in central Taiwan

Update: May 11, 9:40 a.m. The total number of people injured is now up to 10 after another female passenger reported injuries, while another was found to have been sent to China Medical University ...

Taichung City Government promotes Flower Carpet Festival in Xinshe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City Tourism and Travel Bureau held a press conference on Monday (Nov. 28) to promote the 2022 Taichung International Flower Carpet Festival, which starts Dec. 3 ...

Photo of the Day: Ultimate map of Taiwan's mass transit systems

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese illustrator on Tuesday (March 30) published a unique map that shows all of Taiwan's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems in one ma...

Night market to return to Taiwan's Taichung after 168-day halt

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Zong Zhan Night Market (總站夜市) will return to Taichung this weekend, 168 days after the central city's government shut it down for operating without a permit. The ni...

Taichung MRT resumes trial runs after 4-month suspension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung Mass Rapid Transit (TMRT) Green Line on Thursday (March 25) resumed trial operations four months after they were suspended due to a major malfunction. In N...

Mayor of Taiwan’s Taichung to join trial run of city’s first MRT line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) said on Tuesday (March 23) that she will be on the first train of the Taichung MRT Green Line’s second trial run, which departs at ...

Taiwan's Taichung MRT line gets rid of China-made couplers, launch set for April 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Having replaced faulty Chinese-made couplers, the Taichung mass rapid transit (MRT) system's Green Line is set to resume trial operations on March 25 and to commence o...

Japanese manufacturer apologizes for Taichung MRT train malfunction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese manufacturer of the trains used in the Taichung mass rapid transit (MRT) system apologized Monday (Dec. 21) for a major malfunction that led to the suspension...