English video released to promote Taipei trails

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The city government of Taipei released an English video on Wednesday (Nov. 6) promoting the capital's wealth of trails, which offer a great getaway to those in the bus...

Underpass from Taiwan's NTCH to MRT planned

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Excavation of an underground tunnel from Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall MRT station to the National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH) has been approved by the National Performing A...

NT$4,500 in coupons with purchase of Taipei Metro Travel Pass, Joint Ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Getting hold of the Travel Pass or Joint Ticket is a convenient way for people to explore Taipei by MRT while saving money, and now there is an even more compelling reason...

New Taipei's Danhai light rail to increase service during peak hours

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Starting in September, trains on the Danhai Light Rail Transit system will run more frequently during peak travel hours, the operating company said Tuesday. In the period 6 p....

Taipei Metro makes eye-catching train arrival information upgrade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Train arrival information at Taipei Metro is more “eye-catching” after an upgrade to display monitors on the platforms. Passengers riding Taipei’s pub...

Taiwan railway police now have pepper spray, bulletproof vests

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Law enforcement officers deployed at train stations and inside train carriages are now equipped with pepper spray and bulletproof vests and are working in teams of two after one of the...

Free Wi-Fi on Taipei MRT ends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Free AD Wi-Fi coverage on all of the Taipei Metro's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations in Taipei and New Taipei has been discontinued since June 25. Since December of 201...

Drunk British English teacher bites cop on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A British English teacher with a record of previous run-ins with the law in Taiwan was arrested recently for disturbing the peace and biting a police officer on a Taipei MRT tr...

Video shows middle-aged Taiwanese woman demand foreigner give up seat because she's 'old'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video surfaced on Wednesday (May 8) showing a middle-aged Taiwanese woman demanding in English that a foreign immigrant woman give up her priority seat because she is "old...

Taipei Metro reveals 10 billionth passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a campaign launched last month, Taipei Metro has revealed its 10 billionth passenger, who is the lucky recipient of a new computer and a year’s free travel...

Taipei hoping to add more Muslim-friendly certified hospitals

The Taipei City government is working with Taiwan Adventist Hospital (TAH) to expand the number of Muslim-friendly hospitals, as part of its ongoing policy to make Taipei a more Muslim-friendly city, ...

Taipei metro records 10 billionth passenger

The Taipei metro system reached a major milestone Sunday when it logged its 10 billionth passenger, according to its operator Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC). The passenger, who entered the metro...

Taipei Metro rolls out senior-only hot deals April-June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Metro is introducing a three-month long program to encourage MRT travel among seniors from across Taiwan. For every 30 rides taken on the Taipei Metro between Ap...

Taipei Metro to give 10 billionth traveler year of free rides, laptop

In anticipation of reaching its 10 billionth traveler milestone, the Taipei Metro is to give the lucky passenger a year of free rides and a laptop computer worth more than NT$30,000 (US$972), accordin...

Crazed man brandishes knife in Taipei TRA train station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers waiting for a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) at a station in Taipei this morning were frightened by a disturbed man who suddenly pulled out a knife and started...