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Taipei MRT tune announces 'Black Person Toothpaste' changed to 'Haolai'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei MRT passengers on Tuesday (May 10) were surprised to hear a tune officially announcing the name change of Darlie Toothpaste. Passengers waiting at stations on th...

Photo of the Day: Tsai's doppelganger spotted on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo surfaced on Monday (May 9) showing a woman who bears a strong resemblance to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) riding the Taipei MRT. At 9 a.m. that morning, ...

Video shows New Taipei MRT escalator suddenly collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Monday (March 14) of an escalator in a New Taipei City MRT station collapsing, sending about 30 people hurtling backward and causing four of them to suff...

2022 Taipei Lantern Festival features three major lantern areas in Shilin District

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Taipei Lantern Festival will kick off on Friday (Feb. 11) and run until Feb. 20 in the Shilin District, with the lantern areas spanning three Taipei Metro station...

Chemical troops vigorously disinfecting Taipei MRT amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 32 troops from the Army’s 33rd Chemical Corps were deployed to disinfect transportation hubs in Taipei and Taoyuan on Monday (Jan. 24) as Taiwan scrambles...

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...