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Taiwan’s newest train for east coast service arrives from Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first EMU3000 train from Japan was unloaded at Hualien on Friday (July 30), with service along the east coast set to begin by the end of the year. Reside...

Taiwan Railways cooperating with academic institutions to cut reliance on imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) signed a memorandum of cooperation with three academic institutions Wednesday (July 28) in an effort to localize more than half of...

Janitors at Taipei Main Station test positive for COVID-19

Update: 5:45 p.m., July 26 The outbreak has involved seven cases, including four janitors and three family members of the workers. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shops on the ground floor of Taipe...

Taiwan adds more at-risk professions to vaccine priority list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (June 22) announced that the vaccination priority list has been expanded to include more professions at risk of contracti...

Ticket refunds surge for Taiwan railway services amid no-movement warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s railway services are busy handling ticket refunds for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival holiday as people are advised to stay put amid the COVID-19 outbreak...

Taiwan Railways bento shops in Taipei closed due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four Taiwan Railways bento box shops in Taipei have suspended services until June 14 after a worker was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The Taiwan Railway Admini...

Taiwan Railways offers bento box deals to medical workers and police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has seen sales of its bento boxes drop due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, reducing train journeys and hurting business for the signatur...

Passenger faints on Taiwan Railways train, refuses medical care

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train was evacuated and disinfected Thursday evening (May 27) after a passenger suddenly fainted following a coughing fit. At aro...

Hospital in Taiwan's Kaohsiung evacuated after admin tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A employee of Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital was diagnosed with COVID-19 Monday evening (May 17), prompting Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) to order all staff ...

Taipei Metro ridership drops 40% on Monday amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morning rush-hour ridership on the MRT in Taipei and New Taipei City dropped by over 40 percent on Monday (May 17) compared to the same time period a week ago amid skyrock...

Taiwan Railway ridership falls by half

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the new Level 3 restrictions in place in Taipei and New Taipei as well as crowd control measures set to apply, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Monday (May...

Ministry of Labor fines Taiwan Railways Administration for violating safety rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) fined the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and its subcontractors NT$3.17 million (US$113,600) for more than 300 violations of safety rules...

Parents of American killed in Hualien train crash to sue TRA for 'gross negligence'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of an American English teacher who perished in the Hualien Train Derailment are taking legal action against the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) for "...

Construction worker hit by TRA train in northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A construction worker was struck by a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train in Yilan County on Saturday (April 24) and has been sent to the hospital for treatment. ...

Seven charged with negligent homicide in Taiwan train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The driver of a truck, an undocumented worker from Vietnam, and five others were charged with negligent homicide Friday (April 16) for the deaths of 49 people in the April...