Taipei MRT free Wi-Fi contractor suspected of Communist China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A subcontractor which has won the bid to provide Free Wi-Fi being on Taiwan's mass transit railways may be funded by Communist China, announced the Investment Commission, M...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - March 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Saudi tanker smashes into Taiwan Navy frigate; Philippines envoy writes letter to Taiwan mayor about discriminatory remark; Death of athlete in ...

New 3D paintings in front of Taipei’s Guandu Temple poised to attract visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two new 3D paintings in the square in front of Guandu Temple (關渡宮) are poised to lure more visitors to the already popular attraction in Taipei’s Beitou District, Ta...

Photo of the Day: Taipei MRT train turned into melting glacier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To raise awareness for the coming Earth Hour event, a Taipei MRT train has been decorated to look like a 3D melting glacier, reported CNA. To mark Earth Hour, which is comin...

Taipei Metro to welcome its 10 billionth passenger with special prize giveaway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro is soon to welcome its 10 billionth passenger, and Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation is launching a series of events and activities in celebration. Starting...

93-year-old man crashes Mercedes into Taipei MRT station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 93-year-old man accidentally crashed his Mercedes-Benz onto the platform of a Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station yesterday afternoon (Feb. 17), reported CNA. At 5:08 ...

New measles case confirmed in Greater Taipei: CDC

Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Wednesday a new imported measles case and alerted people in the Greater Taipei area to beware of possible exposure as the patient used the T...

1st section of Taipei MRT Circular Line to go into service in Q4

The first section of the yellow Circular Line of the Taipei MRT system that will circle around New Taipei City is set to go into operation in the fourth quarter of this year, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯...

Taipei MRT to offer Lucky Trip tokens for Lunar New Year tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei's Longshan Temple MRT station will begin offering 5,000 limited-edition tokens on Thursday (Jan. 31), announced the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) on Tuesday (Jan...

Taipei MRT, Gondola, Children's Amusement Park, Ice Land opening hours during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the nine-day Lunar New Year Holiday will start from Saturday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 10, Taipei City Government announced on Jan. 25 adjusted practices of the MRT,...

New York resident hails Taipei Metro as first-rate mass transit system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A New York resident recently shared her experience riding the Taipei Metro, describing the service as “one of the best mass transit systems in the world.” M...

New Taipei's Danhai Light Rail malfunctions on first day of operation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the first day of free test rides for the public on Dec. 24, New Taipei’s Danhai Light Rail experienced a malfunction that left the train, and passengers, stalled ...

Taipei MRT passengers warned of measles after infected baby rides Brown Line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei City Government Department of Health yesterday (Dec. 23) warned passengers to watch for symptoms of measles after a baby infected with the disease had ridden the Tai...

New Taipei's Danhai Light Rail free of charge for one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Riding the Green Mountain Line of the Danhai Light Rail will be free of charge for at least one month, starting at 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 24, according to a news release recent...

Taipei MRT to run 42 hours non-stop over New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) announced in a news release on Thursday that Taipei MRT will operate a 42-hour non-stop service from 6 a.m. on Dec. 31 to 11:59 p.m...