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Taipei's night market adventure: A metro guide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Metro Taipei has unveiled a new map highlighting 25 night markets accessible by the city's public transport system, offering a rich tapestry of gastronomic delights th...

Taipei Metro light strip colors represent crowdedness levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The light strips adorning some of Taipei Metro's platforms are not just for aesthetics—they serve a practical purpose. On Monday (Feb. 5), the Taipei Rapid Tr...

Taipei police recover lost backpack with NT$2 million in cash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 65-year-old woman lost a backpack containing NT$1.94 million (US$62,000) as she was on her way to conduct a real estate transaction. The woman was traveling on the Ta...

Man climbs over Taipei MRT barrier and falls onto track

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man suddenly climbed over the platform barrier at a Taipei MRT station and jumped onto the tracks, but quick thinking by a fellow passenger and station staff prevented h...

Taoyuan Airport MRT sees 150 millionth rider in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Metro reached a significant milestone on Sunday (Dec. 24) as it welcomed its 150 millionth passenger. The lucky traveler, a young man wearing a white shirt, bla...

Taipei Metro extends New Year celebration service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In preparation for the grand New Year's Eve celebration in Taipei, Taipei Metro is gearing up for a 42-hour nonstop operation, starting at 6 a.m. on Dec. 31 and conclu...

Passenger who forgot money discovers Taipei Metro's unseen act of kindness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro is renowned for its diverse services, and one lesser-known but commendable initiative involves providing financial assistance to individuals who may have forg...

Taiwan offers free high-speed rail tickets to foreign visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign visitors who buy a single high-speed rail ticket to a destination in central or south Taiwan will receive a second one free of charge, the Tourism Bureau said Frid...

TPASS reduces private vehicle usage by 7.3% in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since going on sale in July, more than two million TPASS cards have been sold in northern Taiwan, which has contributed to a 7.3% drop in private vehicle usage among commu...

Feel-good, supersized EasyCard sales soar in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A giant-sized subway smartcard with a heartwarming backstory about something good coming from adversity has sold out in Taiwan. The“Classic Logo Style EasyCard - ...

New north-south MRT line proposed for Greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei Department of Transit Systems has revived a previously proposed north-south line and extended it to Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall to alleviate congestion expect...

Taipei MRT prepares for 13 billionth passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system expects to welcome its 13 billionth passenger around Friday (Nov. 3), reports said Saturday (Oct. 28). The MRT began...

Fire alarm forces Taipei subway passengers to hit the tracks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire alarm at the Taoyuan Airport MRT forced hundreds of stranded passengers to disembark an immobilized train and walk the tracks on Monday (Oct. 16). New Taipei Cit...

Singapore MRT and Taipei MRT sign sister metro agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) signed an agreement with Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (SMRT) on Oct. 3 to cooperate and share best practice...

Halloween arrives at Taipei’s MRT Zhongshan Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Halloween is here and members of the public are invited to chill and taste special “dark” treats at the outdoor fair held near the MRT Zhongshan Station in Tai...