Woman struck by Puyuma express train in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A woman was hit by a Puyuma express train after apparently leaping off a station platform in New Taipei City this afternoon (July 22). At 12:53 p.m. today, as the Puyuma 271...

Officer fatally stabbed on Taiwan train only child, graduated top of class

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Lee Cheng-han (李承翰), the police officer who was mortally wounded while trying to restrain a berserk passenger on a Taiwan train on Wednesday (July 3), was an only child who gra...

Wife of Taiwan train knife attacker apologizes for officer's death, blames 'illness'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a lethal knife attack took the life of a young police officer, the wife of the suspect cried dramatically for cameras on Thursday (July 4) and apologized saying her husba...

Brave Taiwanese 8th Army soldier, Paiwan warrior helps subdue knife attacker on train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An 8th Army Command sergeant and member of the Paiwan tribe has been praised by netizens for bravely stepping in to help subdue and restrain a crazed passenger who inflicted a ...

Video shows crazed passenger stab police officer to death on train in SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A police officer suffered a mortal knife wound when he tried to subdue an emotionally unstable passenger on a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train in southwestern Taiwan ...

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...

Systemic issues, poor maintenance to blame for deadly derailment in NE Taiwan: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While much of the focus of the deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train, which claimed the lives of 18 and injured 190 in Taiwan's Yilan County, has been on the driver, ...

Taiwan Railways Administration changes schedules of 440 trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced in a press release on Oct. 10 that trains will be operated according to a new timetable from 8 a.m. on Oct. 12. The offic...

Taiwan Railways Administration to issue NT$200 Taipei-Hualien train tickets for Tomb Sweeping Day holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Ticket sale for this year’s five-day Tomb Sweeping Day (清明節) holiday (April 4 – 8) will begin at 00:00 on March 20, according to a news release issued by Taiwan Railw...

Train derails inside Northern Taiwan station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A carriage of a train on its way to Taipei derailed inside Shulin station in New Taipei City Thursday evening, but no injuries were immediately reported. The incident c...

Women killed by train after fainting on platform at Taipei station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 38-year old woman was struck and killed by a train at Taipei station yesterday (Feb. 21) at 7 a.m. after apparently fainting and falling on the platform, exposing her upper b...

Taiwan Railways Administration to sell lower priced standing tickets for Tze-Chiang trains on Eastern Line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced Monday that it would begin the trial operation of selling standing tickets with a 20% discount for Tze-Chiang Limited Express ...

Passenger falls off platform, killed by express train in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A passenger who was waiting on the platform at Hsinchu Station on Monday fell onto the tracks and was killed by a northbound express train, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said. ...

No hikes in train fares planned: Taiwan premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier William Lai (賴清德) rejected reports Friday that train fares would soon rise for the first time in 22 years. He told lawmakers that a hike was not part of plans b...

Train crashes into car: Fatal accident in southern Tainan delays 7,000 passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A tragic train-on-car collision in southern Taiwan on Sunday morning left the car driver dead and 28 trains and 7,180 passengers delayed, according to Taiwan Railways Admini...