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Magnitude 5.9 quake halts trains in Tokyo area; 30 injured

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the Tokyo area on Thursday night, injuring more than 30 people, damaging underground water pipes and halting trains and subways. ...

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...

More train tickets for Mid-Autumn Festival to go on sale in Taiwan Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced on Tuesday (Sept. 7) that the bookings of newly available train tickets for during the Mid-Autumn Festival will begin on...

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...

Heavy rain causes floods, mudslides in southwestern Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Torrential rain continued to trigger floods Saturday in wide areas of southwestern Japan, damaging homes and disrupting transportation a day after a landslide killed one person and ...

Pakistan: Several dead after bus carrying pilgrims overturns

A speeding bus in southwestern Pakistan overturned on a highway Friday, killing 19 people and injuring at least 50 others, police said. The pilgrims on board were returning to Dadu, a district in th...

Pakistan: At least 30 killed in train crash in Sindh province

Two express trains collided in southern Pakistan early on Monday, killing at least 30, said officials. The accident occurred in Ghotki district, in Sindh province. The Sir Syed Express train crash...

India virus patients suffocate from low oxygen amid surge

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities scrambled anew Saturday to supply medical oxygen to Indian hospitals where COVID-19 patients were suffocating amid low supplies as the country with the world’s worst...

Asia Today: Thailand's new cases exceed 2,000, set record

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s health authorities announced Friday they have confirmed 2,070 new COVID-19 cases, a new daily record that brings the country's total to 50,183. The rising n...

Taiwan restricts train ticket sales to prevent spread of Covid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) during the Lunar New Year holiday, trains will introduce restrictions on the types of tickets they sell, repor...

Puyuma train completes first run through Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Puyuma Express train departing from Fangliao Station in Taiwan’s southern county of Pingtung on Saturday night (Oct. 31) became the first electric train in the cou...

Electrification of round-Taiwan railway to be completed in December

Taiwan's nationwide rail system will become entirely electrified in December, allowing express train travel around the island, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Tuesday (Oct. 27). W...

Taiwan's airport MRT cuts services due to coronavirus impact

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taoyuan Airport Mass Rapid Transit line will reduce the frequency of its trains from April to June as the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affects the number of p...

Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport MRT reduces services due to virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Airport MRT will reduce services and run an express train every 30 minutes during off-peak hours due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, CNA reported. ...

Taiwan Railways Administration cancels all rail cruise tours before June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced on Monday (March 23) that all rail cruise tours scheduled between March 28 and May 31 have been cancelled over coronavir...