Taipei-Keelung LRT line upgraded, THSR to be extended to Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwanese mayors and the transportation minister on Tuesday (Oct. 13) announced that they will be upgrading the Taipei-Keelung LRT line and push for the extension of...

Taiwanese train wins design award in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese locomotive scheduled to start operating early next year has won the 2020 Good Design Award in Japan, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced Saturda...

Taiwan Railways' first bento shop opens in Hsinchu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration's (TRA) first concept shop for its signature product — its bento boxes — was inaugurated on Thursday (Oct. 1) at Hsinchu...

New trademark for Taiwan Railways bento revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new trademark for a cash cow of Taiwan Railways – bento boxes – has been unveiled to boost the image of the passenger favorite. The octagonal logo feature...

Crowds at Taipei Main Station told to wear masks, social distance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said that it will continue to dispatch railway police and volunteers specialized in foreign languages to exhort migrant workers who ga...

Crowded Taipei Main Station lobby floor triggers controversy again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The sight of a crowded Taipei Main Station lobby has again raised eyebrows and revived the debate over whether to allow people to sit on the sprawling checkered floor of t...

Video shows fight break out on Taiwan train over hamster in priority seat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Sept. 5) showing a fight on a Taiwanese train that broke out between an elderly man and a young woman after she placed her hamster on a priorit...

Taiwan's central government to shoulder most of Taoyuan railway project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said on Tuesday (Sept. 1) that the central government will shoulder NT$78.6 billion (US$2.62 billion), or 75 percent, of the total cost of Tao...

Taiwan Railways to launch sleeping cars in coming years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rail travel in Taiwan will be more fun and diversified with the launch of new trains, including sleeping cars, over the coming years, the state-owned Taiwan Railways Admin...

Taiwan extending platforms of 25 stations for newcomer commuter train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) confirmed Tuesday (July 28) it has been working to extend the platforms of 25 small train stations across the country in order to ...

Taiwan to allow earlier train bookings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will adjust its ticket-reservation rule from August 5, allowing reservations to be made up to 28 days in advance, an improvement o...

Taiwan Railways woos students with round-the-island 10-day pass

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is capitalizing on the stimulus voucher scheme with a promotional program aimed at students during the summer break. Students in Ta...

Taiwan Railways Administration officially revokes ban on sitting in lobby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced Sunday (July 12) that its plan to indefinitely prohibit sitting on the Taipei Main Station lobby floor has officially be...

New Taipei owner of ID number 'A123456789' suffering from years of misuse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsieh Tiao-ken (謝條根), a Taiwanese citizen and the owner of national ID number "A123456789," said he has been troubled by constant illegitimate usage of his card ...

TRA offers discounted rides as domestic tourism rises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is rolling out 70 percent off deals for its Chu-Kuang tickets, 34 percent off for its TR-PASS, NT$500 (US$17) off for its cruise-s...