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...

Taipei MRT monthly ticket faces possible cancellation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan froze the 2020 budget for the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) monthly pass Monday (Nov. 25), saying that it did not boost passenger numbers. In Apr...

1st section of Taipei MRT Circular Line set to operate by year-end

The first section of the Circular Line of Taipei's mass rapid transit systems is scheduled to start operations by the end of this year, the Department of Transit Systems of New Taipei City said Fr...

Colonel goes on drunken rampage inside Taipei MRT station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A colonel working for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) has been given a demerit after allegedly assaulting a Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) security guard during a ...

Hong Kong suitcase murder suspect 'will be arrested, not surrender': Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the news that the Hong Kong suitcase murder suspect would be flying back to Taiwan on Wednesday (Oct. 23) to stand trial, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen i...

Update: Hong Hong suitcase murder suspect apologizes, buys ticket to Taiwan

Update: 10/23 2 p.m. Reverend Canon Peter Koon Ho-ming (管浩鳴), an Anglican priest who visited Chan weekly while he was in jail, said that Chan would not fly to Taiwan on Wednesday (Oct. 23), reporte...

Taiwan makes U-turn on suitcase murder suspect, Hong Kong rejects plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After refusing to accept the surrender of a Hong Kong murder suspect without the official cooperation of the Special Administrative Region's government, Taiwan on Tues...

Minister of Justice: Taiwan and Hong Kong have jurisdiction over suitcase murder case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Minister of Justice Tsai Ching-hsiang (蔡清祥) held a press conference on Monday (Oct. 21) evening that addressed the surrender of Chan Tong-kai (陳同佳), a suspect in th...

Taipei MRT mulling adjustment to discount fare scheme

The pricing scheme of Taipei MRT may be adjusted by yearend, with the universal 20 percent discount for passengers using smart cards to be replaced with an intensity-based program if a proposed adjust...

A volcanic wonderland in Taipei’s Beitou

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It’s the end of September yet the summer heat still lingers and everywhere people are out they seek shade from the sun. Look no further than Lovers' Waterfall (情...

Woman in Taiwan hospital measles outbreak took several trips on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A young woman who is the 10th case in an outbreak of measles at Taipei’s Cathay General Hospital took at least four trips on the capital’s Mass Rapid Transit s...

Kuai Kuai EasyCards go on sale for Ghost Month in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Starting today (Aug. 14), limited edition EasyCards will be available which are shaped like a lucky Kuai Kuai (乖乖) snack bag to keep gremlins away from computers during Ghost M...

Video shows man use Poké Ball to travel around Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American blogger has posted a video of his adventures using a limited edition Poké Ball-themed electronic stored-value card in Taipei. Daniel Arreola, 34, who runs...

6.0 quake causes blackouts, rock slides, rail cancelations, 1 death in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake which struck at 5:28 a.m. this morning (Aug. 8) has led to blackouts, rock slides, train cancellations, and one death. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake ...