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...

National Taiwan Museum’s Railway Department Park to open July 7

TAIPEI(Taiwan News) — The National Taiwan Museum’s (NTM) Railway Department Park will be open to the public on Tuesday (July 7) with six historic national monuments on display. The 1.7-...

Limited-edition Taiwan Railways bento to conquer passengers’ taste buds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Passengers riding the Taiwan Railways trains can expect to relish in new gastronomic delights as the railway service rolls out a variety of limited-edition bento boxes bet...

‘Most beautiful train station in Taiwan’ could reopen March 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Duoliang Station (多良車站) in eastern Taiwan — known as "the most beautiful train station in Taiwan” — could reopen in March 2022, when the electrifica...