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Taiwan could raise epidemic alert after GSAT or Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Omicron cases continue to increase, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Tuesday (Jan. 18) said he cannot rule out a Level 3 alert, and ...

CECC head says Taiwanese need to learn to 'coexist' with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Tuesday (Jan. 18) said Taiwanese need to be mentally prepared to "coexist" with COVID. Du...

Taiwan Railways Administration launches new express train with business class

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) launched its new EMU3000 intercity express train service on Sunday (Dec. 26) with a trip from Taitung Station to New Taipei's ...

Taiwan Railways Administration announces booking info for LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has announced when it will be possible to book tickets for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday. Bookings for the east lines (in...

Taiwan court rejects train crash compensation case against Japan’s Sumitomo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Thursday (Dec. 9) ruled against a NT$612.11 million (US$22.09 million) compensation claim by the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) against ...

New Taipei’s Mega City to become first department store to offer vaccinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mega City in New Taipei City’s Banqiao District is likely to become the first department store in north Taiwan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the public next ...

Taiwan's PX Mart could offer COVID vaccinations as soon as next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — PX Mart could begin COVID vaccinations at its stores across Taiwan as soon as next week, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). During a press confere...

Steel bar falls from railway construction site, hits passing train in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A steel bar falling from a railway construction project hit a passing Taroko Express train in New Taipei City, but nobody was injured, reports said Wednesday (Dec. 1). ...

Taiwan police interrogate train passenger for allegedly making death threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police pulled a man off a train in Chiayi County after he allegedly threatened to kill people, reports said Tuesday (Nov. 30). The incident occurred around 10 a.m. on a...

Taiwan’s Hualien shifts focus to accessible tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first group of visitors with disabilities arrived in Hualien on Thursday (Nov. 25) as part of the eastern county’s effort to promote accessible travel. The 10...

Taiwan’s Hualien Joint Indigenous Harvest Festival to take place Nov. 19-21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Songs and dances at this year’s Hualien County Joint Indigenous Harvest Festival will be performed in the field by Hualien County Stadium from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday ...

Taiwan Railways Administration's iconic blue trains back in service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration’s (TRA) vintage "blue-painted" trains resumed operations Saturday (Oct. 23). Nicknamed the “anxiety-relief"...

Taiwan and Hitachi train project wins Good Design Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A graceful train design project from Taiwan Railways Administration and Hitachi Ltd. has won Japan's Good Design Award Best 100. Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA...

Conductor in train accident that caused 18 deaths in northeast Taiwan sentenced to jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The conductor of the derailed Taiwan Railway Puyuma train that killed 18 passengers in Yilan County on the afternoon of Oct. 21, 2018, was sentenced to four and a half yea...

Taiwan's Summer Formosa steam train trips arrive in autumn

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tickets are now available for Summer Formosa express trips along the eastern coast of Taiwan in autumn, previously put off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Taiwan Rail...