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Steel bar falls from railway construction site, hits passing train in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A steel bar falling from a railway construction project hit a passing Taroko Express train in New Taipei City, but nobody was injured, reports said Wednesday (Dec. 1). ...

Rescuers dig hole in blocked tunnel to save hikers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After going off course while hiking in Taroko National Park, a group of hikers found themselves trapped in a mountain, requiring rescuers to dig a hole in a blocked tunnel...

Taiwan’s Hualien shifts focus to accessible tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first group of visitors with disabilities arrived in Hualien on Thursday (Nov. 25) as part of the eastern county’s effort to promote accessible travel. The 10...

Hiker dies after steep fall in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker died after falling down a deep side slope near the summit of Mt. Yangtou in eastern Taiwan on Sunday (Nov. 7), the Liberty Times reported. Citing reports they r...

Sky ladder in central Taiwan reopens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tourists could not wait to take in the awe-inspiring views of a ravine as they walked on the sky-ladder-style suspension bridge in Nantou County’s Zhushan Township. ...

Taiwan shaken by 6.5-magnitude quake, woman hurt by rockfall

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An earthquake shook Taiwan's capital, Taipei, on Sunday and caused falling rocks that injured a woman and damaged a car. No deaths were reported. The 6.5-magnit...

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes northeast Taiwan

Update: 2021/10/25, 1:30 a.m. Several people were injured by the magnitude 6.5 quake, including a woman who was struck by falling rocks while hiking with a group of nine in Taroko National Park in...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Taiwan on Saturday (Oct. 23) at 11:16 a.m. The epicenter of the temblor was located 8.9 kilometers northeast of Hualien County Ha...

Video shows explosive rockfall strike motorcycles in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Oct. 16) showing two men knocked off their motorcycles by a sudden rockslide on a bridge in eastern Taiwan, with one of the riders suffering a ...

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...

Taiwanese flock to popular scenic spots amid Mid-Autumn Festival holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Parking lots at Taiwan’s popular tourist spots are at full capacity as Taiwanese enjoy their second day of the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Places including Hehua...

Taipei Biennial 2020 to exhibit select works in Paris

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Biennial, Taiwan's top contemporary art event, will exhibit the works of 21 artists in Paris in November. The Taipei Biennial 2020 has featured Taipei Fi...

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...

Mountain huts, trails in Taiwan’s Taroko set to reopen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taroko National Park Headquarters (TNPH) on Wednesday (Sept. 8) announced that mountain cabins and hiking trails that have been closed due to the pandemic will reopen ...

Taiwan Railways Administration will not sell standing tickets for new EMU3000 trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Transportation and Communication Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said on Wednesday (Aug. 25) that Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is planning not to sell standing tic...