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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...

New speed control system to run on Taiwan’s trains in wake of Puyuma accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new speed control system is expected to be put in place across Taiwan’s rail system in late October at the earliest to prevent anything like the Puyuma Express inc...

Taiwan loosens COVID restrictions at cinemas, theaters, sports venues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 27) announced that it is lifting epidemic control restrictions on cinemas, theaters, and sports venues, while s...

Taiwan to reopen KTV, MTV, arcades, internet cafes on Oct. 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 27) announced that it will loosen some epidemic prevention restrictions for trains and indoor gatherin...

‘Anxiety relief’ train comes back to life in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will honor vintage rail travel with the revival of a “blue-painted” tourist train in October. The train will run a ...

Taiwan premier identifies safety as key element for railway reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has put safety and stability at the top of the agenda amid calls to turn the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) into a corporation, reports ...

Taiwan announces flight and rail cancelations, floodgates close as Typhoon Chanthu nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Chanthu approaches, flight cancelations have been announced, some train lines suspended service, a few roads and ports closed, and floodgates shut. Taiwan Ra...

More train tickets for Mid-Autumn Festival to go on sale in Taiwan Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced on Tuesday (Sept. 7) that the bookings of newly available train tickets for during the Mid-Autumn Festival will begin on...

Hotels in Taiwan struggling with less than 20% occupancy rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) joined hospitality industry representatives on Tuesday (Sept. 7) in pleading for more government financial ass...

2500-year-old human remains excavated during rail construction in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two sets of human remains unearthed in February of this year during a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) elevation construction in Chiayi City have been excavated and se...

Taiwan CECC announces new Level 2 rules for Sept. 7-20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 6) announced that Level 2 restrictions will be extended across the country to Sept. 20. Health Minister and ...

New Taiwan Railways bento meals celebrate restart of cruise tours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Friday (Sept. 3) rolled out six limited-edition bento meals to coincide with its resumption of the well-received rail cruises. T...