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Taiwan schedules 3,500 additional bus journeys to replace trains on May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 3,500 additional bus services will be available May 1 to compensate for train journeys canceled due to the refusal of Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) union...

Taiwan mobilizes buses, high-speed trains for May 1 without TRA trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train services on May 1 due to union action, prompting the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) to say...

Taiwan Railways Administration employees plan to take more holidays off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Taiwan Railway Labor Union (TRLU) has announced its plan to expand its May 1 “no overtime” campaign to include the Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival...

Taiwan train station staff to join drivers in May 1 action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Up to 80% of station staff plan to join 90% of train drivers taking leave on May 1 in a union campaign against Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) reforms, reports said T...

Design of Taiwan’s China Airlines sparks debate, again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The design of China Airlines (CAL) planes has again stirred up controversy, with some within the company reportedly voicing opposition to the most recent change. Democr...

Taiwan’s COVID booster requirement for group tours draws ire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center’s Friday (April 15) announcement that people engaging in group tours and some other activities are required to get a COVID-19 vac...

No trains scheduled for east Taiwan on Labor Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said on Saturday (April 16) that fewer than 40 train drivers will be working on Labor Day (May 1). CNA reported that over 1,000 tra...

Taiwan Railway union wants members to refuse overtime work on May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 10,000 staff at the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will not work overtime on May 1 following unsuccessful talks with Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai ...

Dapeng Bay in southern Taiwan a hub for sailing tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pingtung County on the southern tip of Taiwan boasts unlocked potential for nautical tourism and plenty of attractions for those seeking fun from sailing and yachting. ...

Earthquake rocks east Taiwan, TRA to consider installing automatic train control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shortly after Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國財) said that Taiwan’s railways lack automatic equipment and promised to install an autom...

Taiwan considers fate of Lantern Festival amid COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Facing the threat of rapidly expanding COVID-19 clusters, the Lantern Festival might be changed to an online event only or see the number of visitors restricted, the Minis...

Taiwan mulling heavier punishment for drunk driving

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a spate of DUI incidents, Taiwan is considering severe penalties for those who commit additional offenses while driving drunk. The Cabinet is considering a th...

Taiwan Railways Administration launches new express train with business class

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) launched its new EMU3000 intercity express train service on Sunday (Dec. 26) with a trip from Taitung Station to New Taipei's ...

Taiwan HSR’s Yilan Station to be sited near county hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The site for the Taiwan High Speed Rail’s (THSR) Yilan Station has been selected, with the location 350 meters south of Yilan County Hall, Yilan County Commissioner ...

Taiwan to hold traffic accident press conferences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said on Sunday (Dec. 12) he will require the traffic authorities to hold monthly press conferences to dis...