Steam train pulls into Taiwan’s Hualien Port Station to celebrate TRA’s 132 anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan Railways Administration’s (TRA) steam train CT273 pulled into Hualien Port Station on Sunday (June 9) morning to celebrate the agency’s 132 anniversary, attr...

Taiwan train driver charged with negligent manslaughter for derailment which killed 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The driver of the Puyuma express train which derailed in Yilan County last October killing 18 passengers and injuring 116, was charged with negligent manslaughter Thursday...

Historic TRA building in Hualien seeks private sector investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The official residence of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) Hualien Regional Office chief, a registered, historically important, Japanese-style building, has been r...

Taiwan railway passenger pays NT$1,000 to make up for skipped fares 24 years ago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An anonymous passenger sent NT$1,000 enclosed in a letter to the head of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) at Yilan Station to pay back money owed by skipping fares...

Taiwan’s Formosa Express to treat passengers with Michelin delicacies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced Tuesday (May 7) that individuals riding on its trains between May 8 and June 30 will be treated to Michelin-recommended deli...

Taipei MRT and Airport MRT shut down temporarily after 6.1 earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the east coast region of Hualien Thursday, Taipei City's entire Mass Rapid Transit system was closed down for inspections, which were co...

India Spring Carnival coming to Taoyuan, Taiwan Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The India-Taipei Association (ITA), with the support of Taoyuan City Government, will be holding the India Spring Carnival this Saturday (April 13). Saturday's carnival ...

Taiwan Railways Administration’s 4th generation ticketing system criticized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan Railways Administration’s (TRA) fourth generation ticketing system was severely criticized by legislators at a hearing at the Legislative Yuan's Transportatio...

Taiwan Rail seeks compensation for Puyuma train disaster

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Friday that it is seeking compensation from both the manufacturer of the Puyuma train model involved in a deadly derailment last October in northeastern T...

Taiwan has seen high number of strong earthquakes this year: CWB

Taiwan has been hit by 10 earthquakes measuring 5.0 or more on the Richter scale so far this year, compared with an annual average of 22, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday, after a magni...

Taiwan Rail lunchboxes provide passenger with NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A passenger who spent NT$241 (US$7.8) to buy three lunchboxes at Taipei Railway Station earned NT$10 million (US$324,000) with the receipt lottery, reports said Saturday. Eve...

Tickets for Taiwan HSR can now be purchased on Facebook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers can now purchase Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) tickets via Facebook Messenger, announced the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) on Thursday (March 29). To book ...

Crazed man brandishes knife in Taipei TRA train station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers waiting for a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) at a station in Taipei this morning were frightened by a disturbed man who suddenly pulled out a knife and started...

Taiwan Railways sells 127,000 tickets in 1 minute ahead of April holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan Rail Administration (TRA) website was bombarded with inquiries early on Wednesday, March 20 byTaiwanese travelers preparing for the upcoming Tomb Sweeping Holiday (清明節),...

Taipei MRT free Wi-Fi contractor suspected of Communist China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A subcontractor which has won the bid to provide Free Wi-Fi being on Taiwan's mass transit railways may be funded by Communist China, announced the Investment Commission, M...