Airlines to serve Taiwan Railway bento boxes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The extremely popular Taiwan Railway bento boxes are expected to be served as in-flight meals as soon as next year, reports said. Prepared by the Taiwan Railways Admini...

Taiwan's education ministry pushes universities to start winter break early for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) is sending letters to universities nationwide asking them to administer final exams earlier, as some current testing dates would conflict w...

Taiwan unveils new trains for 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Saturday (Nov. 30) unveiled the look of 600 new train wagons ordered from Japan and expected to ride along the east coast from ...

TRA train collides with car in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train collided with a small silver sedan in Taichung City Friday evening (Nov. 22), and while the TRA claimed that the driver had ca...

TRA station fills with smoke in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) Banqiao station in New Taipei City was filled with smoke on Saturday (Nov. 23) morning after train wheels overheated, causing terr...

Group tickets to E. Taiwan available for 3-month presale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced Saturday (Nov. 9) that group tickets for 10 train lines will be available for pre-booking beginning Tuesday (Nov. 12). ...

Taiwan Railways backtracks on facial recognition system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a policy reversal, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has announced it will drop its plan to implement a facial recognition system across the transport network over p...

Taiwan to sue Japanese company for deadly train accident

On the eve of the one year anniversary of a deadly train accident, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced it plans to sue the Japanese company that sold it the train. Puyuma Express train N...

TRA trains in N. Taiwan canceled as Typhoon Mitag looms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced a partial shutdown of many of its lines, going into effect this afternoon (Sept. 30) as the periphery of Typhoon Mitag b...

Russian artist behind leopard cat designs arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Russian designer whose artwork had been allegedly plagiarized arrived in Taiwan today (Sept. 17) after accepting an official invitation by the government to thank her for d...

Photo of the Day: Moon over old Taichung Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American blogger captured this photograph of a full moon above the old Taichung railway tation over the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Daniel Arreola, 34, who runs the food...

Taiwan's HSR to be extended to Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) today (Sept. 10) announced government plans to extend Taiwan's High-Speed Rail (HSR) line to Pingtung, thereby completing a ring of rail networ...

Puyuma Express train catches fire in Eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (Sept. 6), a Puyuma Express Train (No. 448) after departing Taitung and heading north, caught fire as it pulled into Shoufeng (壽豐) station in Hualien County arou...

Russian artist behind leopard cat designs to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Russian designer whose artwork had been allegedly plagiarized Thursday (Aug. 29) accepted an official invitation by the government to visit Taiwan. The artist, Katya Mol...

Copycatgate: Russian designer of copied art offers free leopard cat images to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a furor erupted over copied images of leopards that appeared inside Taiwanese trains, the Russian designer whose artwork had been allegedly plagiarized has created new le...