Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-28 13:00 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 32 1 2 China 78,824 2,788 3 Hong Kong 93 ...

Taiwan High Speed Rail, hotels work to cushion impact of Wuhan virus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) is joining partnering hotels in delivering 12 promises that will assure the safety of customers amid coronavirus fears expected to hurt the i...

New shopping outlet park to open in Taiwan’s Tainan 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan broke ground at the Mitsui Outlet Park Tainan on Monday (Jan. 20), the largest retail park of its kind in the southern Taiwan...

Section 1 of MRT Circular Line likely to open by month-end: Mayor Hou

New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) said Sunday his government is hoping that the first section of the Circular Line in Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) system will officially begin operations befor...

Taiwan High Speed Rail records 600 millionth passenger

Taiwan's bullet train service reached the milestone of carrying its 600 millionth passenger on Friday, 13 years after it was launched, the operator said Saturday. The 600 millionth passenger, w...

Taiwan High Speed Rail records 600 millionth passenger

Taiwan's bullet train service reached the milestone of carrying its 600 millionth passenger on Friday, 13 years after it was launched, the operator said Saturday (Jan. 18). The 600 millionth pa...

Taiwan Tourism Festival to launch in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Tourism Festival 2020 will try and attract more tourists from Thailand, the Taiwanese representative office in Bangkok announced Friday (December 20). Since ...

Taiwan High Speed Rail extension to Yilan could become a reality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It will take only 13 minutes to travel the 50-kilometer route from Nangang, Taipei, to the northeastern city of Yilan by Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) if a proposed extensi...

National Museum of Archeology to open in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Museum of Archeology (NMA), a branch of the Museum of Prehistory, will open in Tainan on Saturday (Oct. 19), exhibiting 500 relics that date back as far as 5,...

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...

TRA trains in N. Taiwan canceled as Typhoon Mitag looms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced a partial shutdown of many of its lines, going into effect this afternoon (Sept. 30) as the periphery of Typhoon Mitag b...

Taiwan High Speed Rail says trains will run as scheduled on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSR) has announced that its operations will be normal on Monday (Sept. 30). THSR says that based on theCentral Weather Bureau (CWB)...

MOTC criticized by Taiwan public over THSR extension plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the announcement last week from the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) that the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) system will be extended from Zuoyi...

Foreign tourists to enjoy 'buy 1, get 1 free' deal on Taiwan's HSR until Jan. 20, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A special "buy one, get one free' discount for foreign tourists who take Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR) trains to Taichung and areas further south will run until J...

Extending the Taiwan High Speed Rail to Pingtung will do the DPP more harm than good

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It is fair to say that Taiwan’s High Speed Rail (HSR) network can, broadly speaking, be judged a success. After years of losses, the HSR is now finally profita...