Crowded Taipei Main Station lobby floor triggers controversy again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The sight of a crowded Taipei Main Station lobby has again raised eyebrows and revived the debate over whether to allow people to sit on the sprawling checkered floor of t...

Pet birds allowed on Taipei MRT from Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pet birds are now allowed on public buses and the MRT in Taipei, the Public Transportation Office (PTO) announced Tuesday (Sept. 1). Passengers can now bring their bird...

Taipei MRT stations transform into flower shops to aid wounded industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro stations are doubling as flower shops to aid the floriculture industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic, which has sent flower exports plunging. Songji...

Taipei MRT adds mask vending machines at 6 stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro passengers can purchase surgical masks at six major stations starting Saturday (Aug. 15) as the government tightens coronavirus face mask rules. The compan...

Masks once again compulsory on Taipei Metro

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has stepped up measures to fight the coronavirus, including making masks mandatory on the Taipei Metro once more, as Taiwan sees a rise in imported cases. Starti...

Taipei Metro heavy user case not an offense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It has been determined that there was no violation in an alleged Taipei Metro abuse case, in which a monthly ticket user took rides worth NT$10,000 (US$340) at the cost of...

Taipei to ban smoking at areas around MRT Ximen Station from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Smoking will not be allowed at areas surrounding a Taipei Metro station in the boisterous western district of Ximenting starting July 1, and violators will face a fine of ...

Passengers using mobile payment to ride New Taipei light rail at half price

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —New Taipei Metro Corporation (NTMC) will launch a half-price deal for passengers who use mobile payments to ride the Danhai Light Rail in order to boost passenger volume in...

Taipei MRT suffers NT$470 million loss in first 4 months of 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC), which operates the capital's MRT system, said Monday (May 26) that it registered a brutal NT$470 million (US$15.7 million) loss in r...

Proposed ban on sitting in Taipei Main Station lobby sparks heated debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The plan to indefinitely prohibit sitting on the floor of the lobby at Taipei Main Station has set off a heated debate. The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Mond...

Video shows Taipei cops arrest pandemic jerk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new video has surfaced showing the moment a woman who had attacked Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) security personnel was finally subdued and arrested by police. On F...

Taipei Main Station could permanently ban sitting on lobby floor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After banning people from sitting on the Taipei Main Station lobby floor in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Monda...

Video shows woman assault MRT guard over mask rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the weekend, video surfaced of a female Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) passenger in Taipei exhibiting reprehensible behavior toward a security guard after she became enrage...

Taipei MRT launches app to measure passenger density

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to encourage social distancing, the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is launching an app which allows passengers to see which cars of an oncoming train are ...

Taipei, Kaohsiung MRTs call for unified mask wearing standards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro and Kaohsiung Metro are urging the central government to introduce unified mask-wearing standards across the mass rapid transit networks. Passengers riding...