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'Bird-head' removed from Taipei Main Station after 11 years

PINGTUNG (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation removed "Daydream," the “bird-head human body” sculpture that has long served as a landmark for lost travelers in ...

Taipei MRT sees number of passengers rise 10% on first morning of eased COVID restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of passengers on Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system rose 10 percent on the morning of the eased COVID-19 restrictions compared to the same period la...

Taipei Mass Rapid Transit cuts frequency of trains due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mass Rapid Transit passengers might have to wait 10 minutes for a train, as the COVID-19 outbreak has led to a sharp drop in the number of commuters, reports said F...

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...

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 MRT intensifies anti-COVID measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of domestic COVID cases keeps rising, Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit system has intensified its campaign to prevent infections on its trains and in statio...

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 ...

Maokong Gondola offering NT$50 rides to all Taiwan residents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) is offering all Taiwan nationals and foreigners with a valid resident certificate an NT$50 (US$1.72) per ride deal on the Maokong Go...

Maokong Gondola in Taipei to suspend service for 100 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Maokong Gondola will suspend service for 100 days for maintenance starting Aug. 30, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) announced on Tuesday (April 13). The mon...

Ticket fraud most common offense on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ticket fraud was identified by Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) on Monday (March 29) as the most frequently committed offense on the Taipei MRT, and the “shar...

Taipei to offer kids free amusement park admission during upcoming holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) will offer children unlimited free Maokong Gondola rides and free admission to the Taipei Children’s Amusement Park during th...

Taipei MRT fines belligerent fare jumper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has given a female passenger a fine of NT$15,000 (US$517) for fare evasion and assaulting a transit worker, CNA reported. The fi...

Man arrested for murder threats at Taipei MRT station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was arrested Friday afternoon (March 12) in Taichung for making murder threats at a Taipei MRT station and warning he would bomb Taichung City Government. At 11:1...

Employers turn to middle-aged workers as Taiwan population ages

Employers in Taiwan are increasingly turning to middle-aged and senior workers as the country ages rapidly, on the back of a shrinking population caused by a falling birth rate. In 2020, Taiwan reg...

How to enjoy Taipei’s floral bloom this season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) is suggesting to the public that the Taipei MRT is the most convenient way to reach floral hot spots in the city during the Lunar N...