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New UK rail strike brings train services to a crawl

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s railway network ground to a crawl on Wednesday after 40,000 staff walked off the job in a dispute over jobs, pay and working conditions. Train companies said only about a fifth...

‘Breezy Blue’ hall opens in southern Taiwan to promote vintage rail travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new Instagram hotspot with the theme of Taiwan’s vintage trains has opened as the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced the resumption of its rail service...

Europe heat wave: UK records hottest-ever temperature

The United Kingdom on Tuesday provisionally recorded its hottest-ever temperature reading, with the mercury rising to 39.1 degrees Celsius (102.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the southern town of Charlwood,...

Taipei Metro urges against hike in electricity prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro voiced worry on Monday (June 27) that it may become financially unsustainable if electricity prices are hiked, as an energy committee meeting scheduled for Mo...

Inflation sparks global wave of protests for higher pay, aid

Rising food costs. Soaring fuel bills. Wages that are not keeping pace. Inflation is plundering people's wallets, sparking a wave of protests and workers’ strikes around the world. ...

18 dead in India, Bangladesh floods; millions without homes

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least 18 people have died as massive floods ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said S...

Taiwan Railways Administration to adjust train schedule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced in a press release on Tuesday (June 14) that a new train schedule will come into effect on June 29. The new schedule ...

Shanghai starts coming back to life as COVID lockdown eases

SHANGHAI (AP) — Traffic, pedestrians and joggers reappeared on the streets of Shanghai on Wednesday as China’s largest city began returning to normalcy amid the easing of a strict two-month COVID-19 l...

Taiwan launches discount Train-Bus Passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and Taiwan Tour Bus Association have teamed up to launch the Train-Bus Passport that costs NT$790, and could save users up to NT$8...

Heat wave sparks blackouts, questions on India's coal usage

NEW DELHI (AP) — An unusually early and brutal heat wave is scorching parts of India, with acute power shortages affecting millions as demand for electricity surges to record levels. ...

18 local trains will function in Taiwan May 1 despite union action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though the vast majority of Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) staff will follow their unions' call not to work on Sunday (May 1), 18 local train services will ...

Taiwan mobilizes buses, high-speed trains for May 1 without TRA trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train services on May 1 due to union action, prompting the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) to say...

Taiwan train station staff to join drivers in May 1 action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Up to 80% of station staff plan to join 90% of train drivers taking leave on May 1 in a union campaign against Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) reforms, reports said T...

Rail chaos demolition workers post bail in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the unauthorized demolition that caused a cement factory tower to knock down a transmission tower and disrupt railway service, four people involved in the demoli...

India, Nepal vow to deepen ties as China's clout looms large

NEW DELHI (AP) — Nepal's prime minister met his Indian counterpart on Saturday during a three-day trip to New Delhi and signed a slew of agreements to enhance their ties, as the Himalayan nation also ...