Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with China

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence ov...

The Latest: Typhoon makes landfall in China's Guangdong

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China's Guangdong province, bringing tor...

Texas company gets $300M loan for high-speed train project

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas company has secured a $300 million loan for a proposed high-speed rail project from Dallas to Houston. Texas Central Partners will use the funds from Japanese s...

Malaysia, Singapore to delay, not axe, high-speed rail link

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia and Singapore say a planned high-speed railway that would cut travel time between their capitals to just 90 minutes will be suspended for two years instead of be...

Work, classes, THSR suspended in southern Taiwan as heavy rains pound island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As extremely heavy rains pound southern Taiwan, many counties and cities in southern Taiwan have started to announce the suspension of work and classes and Taiwa...

Five tankers run aground in South Taiwan during storm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Five tankers ran aground near Kaohsiung as a tropical depression lashed South Taiwan with torrential rain and strong winds which also interrupted rail travel north out of ...

Taiwan rail revisions to be announced in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA, 臺灣鐵路管理局) will review its timetable, with an expected 200 to 300 changes to be announced in October in a bid to improve service, re...

HSR extension should reach Hualien, eastern Taiwan: minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of Transport and Communications, Wu Hong-mo (吳宏謀) said that Taiwan's plans for a High Speed Rail (HSR) extension to Pingtung City (屏東市) should go even further...

Taiwan Sugar Corporation engages in ‘Coffee Diplomacy’ with Honduras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Sugar Corporation announced on July 27 that the company will introduce Honduran coffee exclusively on High Speed Rail trains the first seven days every month starti...

Taiwan High Speed Rail looks for its 500 millionth passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A person who bought a return ticket from Hsinchu to Taichung Monday morning was Taiwan High Speed Rail’s 500 millionth passenger and could look forward to a whole yea...

Man falls to his death from Tainan HSR station, 1st of its kind in Taiwan history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 20-year-old man fell 13 meters off the High Speed Rail (HSR) platform to his death in Tainan early this morning (July 13), the first such fall from one of the railway's s...

National Youth Orchestra from the US to make its Taiwan debut  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) will make its first stop in Taiwan from July 22 to 24 as part of its 2018 Asia Tour. In a pr...

HSR runs as planned on July 10, decision for July 11 service announced later today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR) system will run as planned today (July 10) and a decision on tomorrow's service will be made later today, as Super Typhoon Maria bea...

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle offers 50% discount on bus fare during summer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Taiwan Tourist Shuttle has offered a 50 percent discount on bus fares across all of its 41 routes to passengers using electronic tickets from Ju...

Could it be you? The 500 millionth Taiwan bullet train passenger to get a year of free rides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) said in a press release on Monday that as the number of THSR passengers is going to break the 500 million mark in the second half ...