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Ministry of Labor fines Taiwan Railways Administration for violating safety rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) fined the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and its subcontractors NT$3.17 million (US$113,600) for more than 300 violations of safety rules...

Parents of American killed in Hualien train crash to sue TRA for 'gross negligence'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of an American English teacher who perished in the Hualien Train Derailment are taking legal action against the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) for "...

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),...

Seven charged with negligent homicide in Taiwan train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The driver of a truck, an undocumented worker from Vietnam, and five others were charged with negligent homicide Friday (April 16) for the deaths of 49 people in the April...

Taiwan transportation minister to leave office April 20 over train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung’s (林佳龍) resignation offer in the wake of the Hualien train derailment that killed 49 people has been accepted and will take eff...

Taiwan officials address concerns about donations for train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government has dismissed speculation that it will use public donations for the victims of a tragic train accident in Hualien County earlier this month and th...

Indian Holi Festival celebrates diversity in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Indian Holi Festival, hosted by Bhartiya Kar-Seva Mandali Taiwan (BKMT) and attended by hundreds, painted Taipei with vibrant colors on Saturday (April 10). Taipei&r...

Death toll in Taiwan train derailment revised down to 49

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hualien police said on Sunday (April 11) they had overcounted the death toll of the April 2 derailment accident due to complexity and are now revising the number down ...

'Indian Holi Taipei' event to donate funds to Hualien train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The proceeds from the annual "Indian Holi Taipei" festival, which will be held at a riverside park in New Taipei on Saturday (April 10), will be donated to a rel...

Taiwan president’s comments on train derailment 'cold, abstract': Pollster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) comments on the April 2 Hualien train derailment which killed 50 people and injured more than 100 were “cold” and “a...

Undocumented migrant worker spotted in truck that caused Taiwan train crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnamese migrant worker who had been missing for five years was arrested Wednesday (April 7) after surveillance camera footage revealed he was sitting in the crane tru...

Last car from wrecked Taiwan train removed from tunnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The eighth and final car from the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train that suffered a derailment after colliding with a construction vehicle was finally extricated ...

Belize's incoming ambassador to Taiwan presents credentials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Belize's incoming Ambassador to Taiwan Candice Pitts presented her credentials to Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) Tuesday afternoon (April 6). Upon welcoming Pitts...

Video shows Taiwan train driver had only 7 seconds to stop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four days after the deadly Hualien train derailment, a video was released showing that the locomotive's driver had a mere seven seconds to try to halt the train after ...

Second American teacher killed in Hualien train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities have confirmed that a woman is the second U.S. citizen to be killed in the Hualien train derailment. At 9:28 a.m. on Friday (April 2), the Taiwan Railways A...