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Concerns grow over Eurostar rail service linking UK, EU

PARIS (AP) — The head of France’s state rail company has sounded the alarm over the future of the Eurostar train service, which connects the U.K. with continental Europe and has been hurt badly by the...

Taiwan High Speed Rail to discount prices for university students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s High Speed Rail (HSR) announced that to cater to a large number of college students returning for the spring semester, there will be an increase of both sou...

Taipei sees largest population drop since 1993

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has experienced the sharpest decline in its population since 1993, according to recent statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI). The MOI figures...

Taiwan High Speed Rail plans southern expansion to Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) plans to extend its southern route to Pingtung County, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced on Sunday (Jan. 10). As part of an ef...

Storm Filomena blankets Spain with snow and wreaks havoc

Five regions in Spain were put on red alert on Saturday, as winter storm Filomena caused chaos across the country. The country's capital Madrid was particularly affected, prompting the closure of...

Taiwan HSR tickets for Lunar New Year to go on sale Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) will begin selling tickets for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday on Monday (Jan. 11). The company announced Friday (Jan. 8)...

Taiwanese police nab man who threatened New Year's Eve bloodshed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese police have arrested a man who posted on the country's largest internet forum that a string of organized massacres would take place at various New Year's...

Taiwan completes electrification of entire railroad network

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The southern section of Taiwan’s railway system, connecting Pingtung to Taitung, has finished the electrification process and will open to the public on Wednesday (D...

Taiwan Taichung decides to postpone launch of MRT Green Line

Commercial operations on the first line of the Taichung mass rapid transit (MRT) system, which were suspended due to a major malfunction during trial runs, will not begin as scheduled on Dec. 19, Taic...

Taiwan's strict new mask rules kick in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As one of its strict new measures to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during autumn and winter, Taiwan is implementing strict new mask regulations for eight typ...

Suspended Russian track federation gets new president

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian track and field federation elected a state rail executive as its new president Monday as it attempts to have its doping suspension lifted ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. ...

Taiwan high speed rail tightens mask rules to counter COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) announced Friday (Nov. 27) more stringent mask rules will be implemented next month in line with new regulations set out by the coronavirus t...

Taiwan's Taichung MRT trial runs to resume as early as Nov. 30: operator

Trial runs of the first line of the Taichung mass rapid transit (MRT) system, which were suspended after a major malfunction occurred on Saturday, could resume as soon as Nov. 30, its operator said Mo...

Taichung MRT to suspend operations Sunday due to major malfunction

Operations of the first line of the Taichung mass rapid transit (MRT) system, which started a trial run on Nov. 16, will be suspended indefinitely starting Sunday because of a major malfunction on one...

Masks to be mandatory in Taiwan's bars, nightclubs starting Dec. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of its strict new measures to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during autumn and winter, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday (Nov....