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 ...

Train overturns car and kills driver in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taroko Express train smashed into a car stalled on the tracks between Hualien City and Ji’an Friday (September 6) afternoon, killing the driver. Investigators w...

Taiwan's Puyuma and Taroko trains purchased illegally: NPP leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of the deadly Yilan train derailment in October, New Power Party (NPP) Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) yesterday claimed that the Taiwan Railways Administr...

Taiwan Puyuma train derailment caused by management, troubleshooting errors: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The taskforce commissioned by the Executive Yuan into the Puyama Express derailment submitted their report on Nov. 26, finding a host of mechanical problems and poor admin...

Taiwan’s Puyuma Express, Taroko Express to use two drivers after deadly derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Minister for Transportation and Communications (MOTC), Wu Hong-mo (吳宏謀) said that both the Puyuma Express and Taroko Express will be driven by two drivers s...

MOTC Political Deputy Minister Chang Chen-yuan tapped as new TRA head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Eight days after a deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train in Yilan, the Executive Yuan announced the appointment of Chang Chen-yuan (張振源), Political Deputy Minister of Mini...

Taiwan Hualien’s Top Tourist Attractions

Readers cannot have failed to have heard about the devastating earthquake that struck the eastern Taiwanese city of Hualien on Feb. 6. The final death toll from the disaster was 17 people with a furth...

East coast tourism dips before CNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As damages are being totaled in the wake of the earthquake in Hualien last week, tourism industries along the east coast continue to incur losses. The Taiwan Rail Assoc...

TRA teams up with Hello Kitty for Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In celebration of the upcoming Mid-Autumn festival, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will launch a collection of Hello Kitty-themed pineapple cake gift boxes Septe...

Rail fares in Taiwan likely to go up, commuter pass prices go down

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has submitted a fare hike proposal, which, if approved by its supervisory agency, will raise fares by an average of 7.5%. The Ministry of ...

Chunghwa Post releases railway bridges series stamps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To introduce the beauty of Taiwan’s railway bridges, Chunghwa Post has specially chosen the four bridges with trains on them for a series of four stamps, including the Do...

Photo of the Day: Flowers blooming in Huatung Valley

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- As the Lunar New Year nears, farmers have created a sea of flowers beside the Kecheng Railway Bridge(客城鐵橋) in Yuli, Haulien, inviting people to come and enjoy this beautiful sc...

Hualien ranked No. 7 in TripAdvisor’s “Top Destinations on the Rise in Asia”

Known as a home to several world-class scenic splendors including Taroko Gorge, Hualien was recently named one of the “Top Destinations on the Rise in Asia,” as voted by the worldwide Trip...

TRA to launch online meal box booking May 10

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will begin to take online meal (bento) box orders from May 10, and initially the booking will be open only to seven Puyuma express trains and one Taroko expres...

First Hello Kitty painted train passes by picturesque East Rift Valley

Rail fans and farmers let out sighs of amazement as they saw the first Hello Kitty Taroko Express train speeding past picturesque paddy fields along the verdant East Rift Valley on Monday. The f...