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Taiwan transportation minister eulogizes deceased train conductor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) on Tuesday (April 6) expressed gratitude to the deceased conductor of the derailed train at his funeral f...

Evidence shows ill-fated Taiwanese train pushes front part of service vehicle into tunnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Evidence obtained by the Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) revealed that the Taiwan Railway Taroko Express train derailment accident on April 2, which was caused b...

Taiwan train derailment victim mistakenly blamed for accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A victim of the train derailment accident surnamed Yeh (葉) on Monday (April 5) cried foul at media allegations he was responsible for the fatal accident. On Friday (Apr...

Taiwanese woman loses daughter in train accident, mother to illness two days later

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese mother who lost her daughter in the Taiwan Railway train derailment accident on Friday (April 2) lost her mother to illness just two days later. The woman&r...

Truck owner behind deadly Taiwan railway crash apologizes

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The owner of a construction truck that caused Taiwan's worst rail accident in decades, killing 48 people, apologized in tears while being led away from his home by police on Sund...

Damaged Taiwan railway to reopen as soon as April 20: TRA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The section of railway damaged in the recent train accident in Hualien County may reopen as soon as April 20, according to Newtalk. The devastating wreck occurred Frida...

Taiwan prosecutors probe train crash that killed 51

HUALIEN COUNTY, Taiwan (AP) — Prosecutors in Taiwan said Saturday they questioned the owner of an unmanned truck that rolled onto a rail track and caused the country's worst train disaster in decades ...

Public transport available to reach Taiwan’s Alishan during flower season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s highway authority on Monday (March 22) encouraged people to take public transportation to the Alishan National Forest Area during the cherry blossom season ...

Taiwan Railways employees protest over reduced salaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 200 employees at Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) are refusing to work overtime during the upcoming Tomb Sweeping Holiday as part of a protest over reduced sala...

Taiwan to lift eating ban on HSR trains March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 22) announced that all of its epidemic prevention regulations would remain in place in March, with the exception...

Landslide knocks north Taiwan railway line out for 4 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fallen rocks on the railway line between Taipei and the east coast might take four days to be removed, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-long (林佳龍) said Friday (Dec. 4). ...

Electrification of round-Taiwan railway to be completed in December

Taiwan's nationwide rail system will become entirely electrified in December, allowing express train travel around the island, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Tuesday (Oct. 27). W...

New TRA commuter trains to arrive in Taiwan on Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of the new EMU900 Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) commuter trains are expected to arrive in eastern Taiwan on Saturday (Oct. 24) and be ready for serv...

Taipei Valentine’s Day to feature riverside fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An eight-minute fireworks display will form the centerpiece of the 2020 Taipei Valentine’s Day celebration, an event that will double as the traditional Qixi Festiva...

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...