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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 ...

Chrysanthemum show in Taipei features Nintendo Switch as prize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The popular Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Festival is set to run from Nov. 26 to Dec. 12 this year in Taipei, with the biggest prize of the raffle being a Nintendo Switch...

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...

Vibrant attractions to illuminate Fisherman’s Wharf in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei Metro Corporation (Metro New Taipei) will increase train frequency for the Danhai light rail near Tamsui to accommodate tourists visiting attractions along ...

Fisherman's Wharf station in Taipei gets a summer beach makeover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An artistic makeover of the train station for Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf offers visitors the ambiance of summer during the mostly autumnal weather of the next three mont...

Taiwan's first immersive showcase venue opens in Taipei Metro mall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first immersive exhibition and performance space in Taiwan was inaugurated on Friday (Sept. 17) at the Ximen Metro Mall in Taipei. A collaboration between Taipei Ra...

7 COVID cases traveled extensively on 4 Taipei MRT lines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's health department from Tuesday through Thursday (Aug. 17-19) revealed that seven recently confirmed COVID cases had traveled on four of the city's major M...

COVID case took Taipei MRT's green, red lines from Aug. 7-10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's health department on Wednesday (Aug. 11) announced the movements of two confirmed COVID-19 cases at restaurants and MRT lines between Aug. 7-10. The health...

Confirmed COVID case took Taipei MRT from July 28-Aug. 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's health department on Sunday (Aug. 8) announced that a confirmed COVID-19 case took the orange, green and red lines of the Taipei MRT from late July to the fir...

Station attendant on Taipei's MRT Brown Line tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A station attendant at a stop on the Taipei MRT's Brown Line is the latest Taipei Metro employee to be diagnosed with COVID-19. On Tuesday (May 25), the Taipei Rapi...

Caesar Park Taipei near Taipei Main Station closes due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Caesar Park Taipei hotel announced on Friday (May 21) that it will cease operations immediately amid the surging number of local COVID-19 cases. The hotel will stop...

3 Taipei MRT workers test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Thursday (May 20) that three Taipei Metro employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The company that operates th...

Taipei Metro ridership drops 40% on Monday amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morning rush-hour ridership on the MRT in Taipei and New Taipei City dropped by over 40 percent on Monday (May 17) compared to the same time period a week ago amid skyrock...

Taiwan Railway ridership falls by half

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the new Level 3 restrictions in place in Taipei and New Taipei as well as crowd control measures set to apply, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Monday (May...

MRT passengers in Taiwan urged to register EasyCards for better COVID control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is calling on Taipei Metro passengers to register their electronic ticket cards to facilitate better movement tracing as the country grapples ...