Taipei-Hualien bus service providers offer discounted fares

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bus service providers are offering discounted fares on routes from Taipei to Hualien for several weeks after the inauguration of services on Jan. 6, rendering the discount...

Taipei-Hualien shuttle bus gets big makeover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The shuttle bus from Taipei to Hualien was launched with a new design on Thursday (Dec. 26), featuring a sleeker, more spacious interior. The Ministry of Transportation...

Eastern Taiwan's revamped Suhua Highway to open in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Connecting the two beautiful cities of Yilan and Hualien in eastern Taiwan, the revamped Suhua Highway is slated to open before Lunar New Year, while intercity bus operato...

Third Taipei-Keelung express bus line begins operation Oct. 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Zhongzheng Road route of the third Taipei-Keelung express bus line, No. 1579, which runs from Keelung’s Badouzi to Taipei’s Yuanshan Transfer Station, will...

Bus riders in Taipei, New Taipei must swipe twice starting today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers who board on buses in Taipei City and New Taipei City must swipe their cards both when getting on and getting off public buses starting today (July 1), announced the...

Taipei and New Taipei bus passengers have to swipe card twice from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Passengers in Taipei or New Taipei will have to swipe their card both when getting on and off the bus beginning July 1, the Central News Agency reported Thursday (June 6)....

105-year-old grandpa sells steamed buns at Taipei bus stop for sick son

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Photos surfaced earlier this month on Taiwanese social media of a 105-year-old "grandpa" selling "mantou," or steamed buns, to raise money for the care of h...

Video shows New Taipei buses actually stopping at zebra crossing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens were shocked to see video footage released on Monday (Feb. 18) showing two buses in a row in New Taipei City deliberately stopping at a zebra crossing and ch...

Taipei’s first all-electric bus route hits the road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei’s first all-electric bus route commenced on Oct. 29, with the No. 66 bus servicing passengers between Songshan Station (松山火車站) and MRT Taipei Zoo (動物園站). A...

Time-saving new express bus route from New Taipei’s Banqiao to Jiufen and Jinguashi begins operation Sep 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The new Taipei Bus express bus route 965 from New Taipei City’s Banqiao district to the archaic mining towns and popular tour destinations of Jiufen and Jinguashi on T...

Canadian tourist arrested third time for sexual assault in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Canadian tourist who has previously been arrested for sexually harassing two women, stalking a female TV news anchor and has relentlessly badgered Taiwan News, was arrested f...

Majority of Taipei residents happy with the city's traffic

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) A majority of Taipei residents have expressed their satisfaction with the traffic conditions in the city in a recent poll. The 2018 Public Poll, conducted by the city governm...

Joint Taipei, New Taipei bus/metro monthly pass to be issued

Taipei, Oct. 29 -- Before April next year, a joint monthly pass will be introduced for unlimited rides of metro trains and buses in Taipei and New Taipei cities, said a Taipei City official. The pa...

Taipei North Gate Square launched after renovation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The North Gate Square opened officially on Thursday in Taipei City after the renewal project started one and a half years ago. Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) attende...

Rude Taipei bus rider caught on video refusing to pay fare

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- A bus driver posted a video yesterday on the Facebook group Breaking News Commune (爆料公社) of an unruly, unrepentant passenger who refused to pay the NT$75 fare (US$2.4) after ar...