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MRT passengers in Taiwan urged to register EasyCards for better COVID control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is calling on Taipei Metro passengers to register their electronic ticket cards to facilitate better movement tracing as the country grapples ...

Wang Kwo-tsai to succeed Taiwan's transportation minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet announced Monday (April 19) the deputy head of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will succeed the outgoing minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍),...

Mayor of Taiwan’s Taichung to join trial run of city’s first MRT line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) said on Tuesday (March 23) that she will be on the first train of the Taichung MRT Green Line’s second trial run, which departs at ...

Taiwan High Speed Rail to verify student ID cards for discounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) will on March 22 begin to tighten the identification requirements for passengers using university student discounts, according t...

YouBike expected to be running in Taiwan’s Chaiyi City by mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — YouBike 2.0 Service is expected to be up and running in Taiwan’s southwestern city of Chiayi as early as mid-December, providing one more transportation option for l...

Taiwan's 13 National Forests offer half-price admission for two holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Those planning to visit any of 13 national forest recreation areas during the Double Ten holiday as well as the Mid-Autumn Festival in October can save a few coins, as Tai...

Taiwan’s e-payment users expected to exceed 10 million in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of electronic payment (e-payment) users in Taiwan is expected to break the 10 million mark in August following the Financial Supervisory Commission’s (FSC...

Taiwan ID firm dismisses accusation it worked with contractors for China spy grid

2020/9/4 16:30 Update Central Engraving and Printing Plant (the government agency that contracts out card making) has issued a statement dismissing as "baseless" a report suggesting illegal ...

YouBike trial run begins Tuesday in Kaohsiung, S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A YouBike 2.0 trial run will begin in Kaohsiung on Tuesday (June 16), offering bicycle riders a 30-minute ride for free until the end of September. The new YouBike syst...

Taiwan national forest areas offer e-ticket users discounts, free parking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's national forest recreation areas are offering admission discounts and free parking to e-ticket holders, beginning on Monday (June 1) until the end of this yea...

YouBike to replace City Bike in Kaohsiung, S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — YouBike 2.0 will begin its trial run in Taiwan's southern port city of Kaohsiung on June 16 to replace City Bike, which is set to cease operations at the end of June. ...

THSR non-reserved seats unavailable during Labor Day holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) announced the suspension of sales for non-reserved seat tickets from Thursday (April 30) through Sunday to reduce infection risks during the ...

Taipei MRT to offer up to 30% monthly discount on fares Feb. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Mass Transit (MRT) system is set to launch a new fare scheme so that frequent riders can receive a discount of up to 30 percent per month, beginning Feb. 1. ...

LINE Pay Taiwan to roll out cross-border payment service for Japan, Korea, Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — LINE Pay Taiwan is set to expand its mobile payment service overseas in collaboration with LINE Pay affiliates in Japan, South Korea, and Thailand in early 2020. The mo...

12 Taiwan national forest recreation areas accept EasyCard and iPASS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve of Taiwan’s national forest recreation areas will begin to accept payment of admission fees by EasyCard and iPASS on Monday (July 15), Taiwan's Forestry B...