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Taipei MRT trains run at reduced speed after 6.0 quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan on Monday evening (Jan. 3), with level 4 shock waves being registered in Taipei and New Taipei, the Taipei Rapid Tra...

Taipei MRT turns down Amnesty International ad for activist jailed in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) turned down two applications by Amnesty International for an ad supporting the case of Lee Ming-che (李明哲), the Taiwanese human righ...

New Taipei announces 10 best spots to watch Tamsui fireworks on NYE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government on Monday (Dec. 21) announced the 10 best spots to watch the fireworks display near the estuary of the Tamsui River on New Year's Eve. ...

Taipei Metro rolls out sound-emitting, model rail carriage EasyCard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) is launching a new EasyCard — a Taipei Metro model rail carriage that emits sounds and light when swiped at the gates of ...

Taipei MRT withdraws train promoting Nicaragua after diplomatic break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train promoting Central American nations including Nicaragua was taken out of service Friday (Dec. 10) after the country switched recogni...

Delta-positive scientist took MRT to 14 locations in Taipei, New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 9) revealed the multiple locations in Taiwan and New Taipei that a COVID-positive lab researcher has visited o...

3 die in Taipei MRT construction accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three workers died and two were injured after a structure collapsed during work on a new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in the New Taipei City district of Sanxia, reports s...

Taipei MRT station invaded by army of bees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A swarm of migrating bees flew into Taipei MRT Daan station on Friday (Nov.19) morning but were evacuated within an hour, according to Metro Taipei. Commuters in Daan M...

Taipei finalizing plans for drop-in COVID vaccinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said during a city council meeting on Monday (Nov. 8) that the city will come up with thorough plans regarding drop-in COVID-19 vaccinations a...

Photo of the Day: Taipei MRT warns against 'twalking'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) has launched a campaign to discourage passengers from staring at their mobile phones when walking through stations after over 70 inju...

Taipei MRT losses triple to NT$3 billion due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system saw its losses triple to NT$3.19 billion (US$114.37 million) for January to August, compared to the same period in 2020...

American IP monetization firm advisor makes biking part of his life in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Donald Merino, senior consulting advisor at Tech+IP LLC, an intellectual property (IP) and monetization service provider, has made cycling a part of his life in Taiwan by ...

Taipei traffic surges on first day of school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Wednesday (Sept. 1) was the first day of school some parents in Taipei chose to drive children in their cars, causing traffic to build up around school zones, while pub...

15,900 parking spots for scooters at Taipei MRT stations no longer free

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning Aug. 30, scooter riders will have to pay to park their vehicle at the 15,900 spaces near Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations, reports said Thursday (Aug. 26...

Taipei's Maokong Gondola to undergo cable replacement until December

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — After operating for 15 years, the Maokong Gondola will have its cables replaced starting in September, Metro Taipei announced on Friday (Aug. 20). Metro Taipei updated the h...