Taipei MRT to turn away passengers with fevers at 16 stations by end of March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang (黃珊珊) said on Monday (March 9) that 16 stations will include thermographic cameras (thermal imaging cameras) to screen out passengers who ...

Taipei MRT to turn away passengers with 38 degree fevers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As five new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged Saturday (Feb. 29), bringing the total in Taiwan to 39, Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) announced that it would n...

Indonesian infected with coronavirus traveled extensively on Taipei MRT, TRA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese authorities on Thursday (Feb. 27) warned residents to beware of areas of Taipei traveled by an unaccounted for Indonesian caregiver who on Wednesday (Feb. 26) wa...

New Taipei Lantern Festival shows off eye-catching designs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual New Taipei Lantern Festival kicked off at the New Taipei Metropolitan Park in Sanchong District on Friday (Feb. 7), attracting thousands of spectators to witnes...

Taipei MRT Circular Line begins operation, free rides until Feb. 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Circular Line, or Yellow Line, officially started operation on Friday (Jan. 31), with passengers able to ride free of charge until the end...

Taipei MRT Circular Line officially opens on Jan. 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first section of Taipei's much-anticipated new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Circular Line, or Yellow Line (code Y), is going to begin official operations on Jan. 31. ...

Map of new Taipei MRT Circular Line now up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) on Monday (Jan. 20) uploaded the official new map for Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) which now includes the Circular Line, or ...

Free rides on Taipei MRT Circular Line start Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first section of Taipei's much-anticipated new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Circular Line, or Yellow Line (code Y), is slated to open to the public on (Sunday) Jan. 19...

Taipei MRT to offer up to 30% monthly discount on fares Feb. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Mass Transit (MRT) system is set to launch a new fare scheme so that frequent riders can receive a discount of up to 30 percent per month, beginning Feb. 1. ...

Taipei MRT releases special tokens to greet Year of Rat

The Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) released three special ticket tokens Tuesday (Jan. 7) under a cooperation program with Guandu Temple to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rat on the lunar calend...

Lupine flowers begin to bloom in Taipei’s Maokong

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) — Lupine flowers have begun to emerge in Taipei’s Maokong area, making the plots of land covered with their yellow blooms look like sponge cakes, Taipei’s Geotech...

Taipei MRT to allow medium and large dogs on board trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation announced Thursday (Jan. 2) that medium- and large-sized dogs will be allowed to enter Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) carriages on weekends ...

Smoking banned in Taipei's MRT parks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Smoking is banned in Taipei MRT "linear" parks from Jan. 1, with fines ranging from NT$2,000 to NT$10,000, in accordance with the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act,...

Taipei MRT Circular Line to face inspection Jan. 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei’s latest Mass Rapid Transit line, the Circular or Yellow Line, will not be ready by the end of this year, but an inspection has been scheduled for Jan. 5, the...

Taipei MRT plans loyalty discount system for frequent travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The more journeys passengers take on the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, the more rebates they will receive — up to a maximum of 30 percent of the fare, acco...