Interactive steam locomotive exhibition to begin in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Railway Department Park of the National Taiwan Museum, which features exhibitions, will be opening in Beimen, Taipei on Tuesday (July 7). The national historic site...

Taiwan's social distancing seating rules to be relaxed on June 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan goes 45 days without a new local infection of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the country announced its rules on social distancing for seating in most public s...

Torrential rains to ease Saturday across Taiwan, but threat remains

The torrential rainfall that drenched Taiwan on Friday could ease up on Saturday (May 23), but heavy rainfall could still affect the central and southern parts of the country, the Central Weather Bure...

TRA design group releases prototype of new ticket machine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI) shared a picture of the latest prototype of the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) ticket machine on Facebook Tuesday (April 30). ...

Taiwan Railways starts temperature checks in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the four-day Tomb Sweeping holiday approaching, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Thursday (March 26) it will start temperature checks for passengers at all 3...

TRA recruits staff to monitor passenger temperatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) plans to recruit 84 staff with nursing backgrounds to operate 32 infrared cameras that are expected to be installed at major train ...

Airlines to serve Taiwan Railways bento boxes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The extremely popular Taiwan Railways bento boxes are expected to be served as in-flight meals as soon as next year, reports said. Prepared by the Taiwan Railways Admin...

TRA train collides with car in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train collided with a small silver sedan in Taichung City Friday evening (Nov. 22), and while the TRA claimed that the driver had ca...

Taiwan Railways backtracks on facial recognition system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a policy reversal, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has announced it will drop its plan to implement a facial recognition system across the transport network over p...

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...

Leopard cat design on Taiwan trains criticized for resembling leopard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A campaign to promote the importance of leopard cat protection in Taiwan by decorating the interior of trains turned out to be rather embarrassing, as the illustrations of...

Taiwan breathes fresh life into historic railway workshop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced on Friday (Aug. 16) the establishment of a preparatory office for the National Railway Museum, part of a plan to restore the histor...

Taiwan, Japan promote railway tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau and Japan’s Shikoku Railway Company have jointly issued a “Taiwan-Japan Railway Sightseeing Passport” to boost tourism. ...

Family Mart begins major expansion across Taiwan railway stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over the next two months, Family Mart Taiwan is planning a rapid expansion in cooperation with Taiwan Railways Association (TRA), with at least 32 new stores planned to op...

Family Mart to open 32 stores in 23 Taiwan railway stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Convenient store giant Family Mart inaugurated five new stores in Taiwan Railways Administration train stations today (Jul. 31). Family Mart announced the official open...