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 2021-08-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

COVID-19: TRA’s ‘Future’ excursion train to resume service ...

The "Future" () excursion train, operated by the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA), is to resume service today after a three-month suspension due to a nationwide COVID-19 alert.On Monday, Lion Travel, which runs excursion train tours, said that...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA expects delivery of new EMU trains today ...

New EMU900 and EMU3000 trains are scheduled to arrive today at ports in Taichung and Hualien, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said yesterday. The delivery is part of the train operator's project to upgrade its fleet with 520 EMU900 cars and 6...

 2021-07-20 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

NPP blasts ministry probe into derailment ...

The New Power Party (NPP) yesterday criticized an administrative investigation by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications into a deadly derailment in April, saying the probe failed to hold the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) to account for ...

 2021-07-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Arrival of new train from Japan delayed to end of the month ...

Taiwan is to receive the first of 50 intercity express trains from Japanese manufacturer Hitachi Rail about one month later than scheduled on July 30, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said.The first train delivery had been delayed by about a month...

 2021-06-16 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA urges relief for station stores ...

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has proposed that retail stores at railway stations be allowed to pay half their rent and royalties to weather challenges caused by a nationwide level 3 COVID-19 alert.Ridership on railway services has declined dra...

 2021-06-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

COVID-19: Parks, hiking trails to stay closed ...

Forest parks, hiking trails and amusement parks would remain closed as the government yesterday extended a nationwide level 3 alert for COVID-19 until June 28.Forest railways in New Taipei City's Wulai (), Yilan County's Taipingshan () and Chiayi ...

 2021-05-31 16:00 

Taipei Times

Changing power grid failure into mastery ...

Following an investigation by the independent Taiwan Transportation Safety Board into two major train derailments, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications has required that all Taiwan Railways Administration projects comply with standard operati...

 2021-05-27 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Twelve railway workers penalized over train crash ...

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Wednesday penalized 12 of its personnel deemed responsible for a Taroko Express train crash in Hualien County on April 2 that killed 49 people and injured more than 200. The agency released a list of 12 people r...

 2021-05-04 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA facing NT$2.5m fine after delaying incident notification ...

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) could face a fine of NT$2.5 million (US$89,439) for delayed notifications to the Taiwan Transportation Safety Board about incidents on its network, the board's chairman said.Article 9 of the Transportation Occu...

 2021-05-03 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

US derailment victim’s parents want more from TRA ...

The parents of American Senead Short, who died in the Taroko Express No. 408 derailment last month, yesterday said in a pre-recorded video that they are seeking more compensation from the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA), citing the "gross neglige...

 2021-05-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Railway union calls for oversight of reforms at TRA ...

Outside experts should monitor reforms at the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA), the Taiwan Railway Labor Union said in Taipei yesterday, as today marks the one-month anniversary of a deadly Taroko Express train crash.On April 2, Taroko Express No. 408...

 2021-04-28 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA to become state-run firm: minister ...

The ultimate goal of reforming the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is to turn the government agency into a state-run corporation, Minister of Transportation and Communication Wang Kwo-tsai () said yesterday. Wang made the remarks at a meeting of the ...

 2021-04-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Cabinet pushes on TRA safety reform ...

The Executive Yuan yesterday announced measures to improve the safety and stability of the Taiwan Railways Administration's (TRA) service and change its business model.The government has pledged to reform the nation's oldest and largest railway ag...

 2021-04-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA to cancel contract with company after worker hit ...

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is to terminate its contract with Hung Yang Construction Co ( ) after one of its workers was hit by a northbound Taroko Express train near Yilan on Saturday morning, TRA Director-General Du Wei () said yesterday.Th...

 2021-04-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taroko Express nearly hits worker on tracks ...

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday reported an incident involving yet another Taroko Express train, this time near Wuta Station () in Yilan County's Nanao Township ().Taroko Express No. 405, which was traveling east to New Taipei City&...

 2021-04-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Minister vows to run TRA more like a corporation ...

New Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai () yesterday pledged to run the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) more like a corporation within three years, adding that he would resign if plans to reform the agency fail.Wang made the r...

 2021-04-20 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA reform priority for new minister ...

Reform of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is his No. 1 priority, Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai () said yesterday as he laid out eight key items that he aims to accomplish in the role.Wang was appointed minister follo...

 2021-04-16 16:00 

Taipei Times

TRA should not bear the brunt of the accusations ...

The derailment of Taroko Express No. 408 has been followed by a wave of criticism of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and its employees, accusing them of lax management, lose screws and what have you.There have also been calls for the privatizatio...

 2021-04-15 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA reform before upgrades: expert ...

The government should stop all railway projects and allocate funding to rebuild the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA), a transportation expert said in a meeting of the legislature's Transportation Committee yesterday.The committee held a public hea...

 2021-04-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

KMT trying to profit from tragedy ...

Disasters are common in Taiwan — a result of structural factors grounded in history. When the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) took over the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) more than 70 years ago, it did not inherit the Japanese's dedication...

 2021-04-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

Opportune moment to restructure rail system ...

Since the Taroko Express No. 408 derailment on April 2, there have once again been calls for the corporatization and privatization of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA). Other countries have taken two approaches to the corporatization and privatizat...

 2021-04-11 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Vision for TRA needed, nonprofit organization says ...

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the nation's railway development on Saturday urged the government to clearly state its plans to reform the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA).The Cabinet has signaled its intention to reform the 73-year-old TRA ...

 2021-04-09 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Cabinet leaning toward corporatization for TRA ...

The Executive Yuan favors corporatization, but not privatization, of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA), following the model of Chunghwa Post Co, which remains a 100 percent state-owned company under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications...

 2021-04-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA trains mourn deaths of two drivers ...

Trains across the nation sounded their horns simultaneously yesterday morning to pay tribute to two train drivers killed in last week's Taroko Express crash, while the Executive Yuan vowed to speed up reform of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA)...

 2021-04-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Task force to examine TRA documents ...

The Legislative Yuan's Transportation Committee yesterday passed a motion to form a task force that would require the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) to turn in all documents related to the derailment of the Taroko Express No. 408 in Hualien Coun...

 2021-04-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

‘Opportunity missed’ to reform TRA after 2018 crash: KMT ...

The government "missed an opportunity to reform" the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) after the derailment of the Puyuma Express No. 6432 in Yilan County in 2018, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang () said yesterday.Chiang ...

 2021-04-06 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Cease construction near rail lines: TPP ...

The Taiwan People's Party (TPP) legislative caucus yesterday urged a temporary halt to all construction along railway lines nationwide and for the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) to carry out substantial reform.The call came after Taroko Express ...

 2021-04-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taroko Express Crash: KMT calls on premier to resign over derailment ...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus has called on Premier Su Tseng-chang () to step down after a train derailment in Hualien County on Friday left 50 people dead. The accident occurred at 9:28am when the Taiwan Railways Administration's (TRA) T...

 2021-04-04 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taroko Express Crash: Probe ‘systemic causes’: KMT ...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday called for an investigation into the "systemic causes" of a train derailment on Friday last week.The deadliest accident involving a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train in 40 years happened after...

 2021-04-03 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TAROKO EXPRESS CRASH: TRA inspects construction sites after crash on Friday ...

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is to inspect all construction sites near railways following a train crash in Hualien County that killed at least 51 people, the agency said yesterday.TRA Deputy Director-General Du Wei () made the announcement in ...

 2021-04-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA adds two EMU900 trains to fleet ...

The Taiwan Railways Administration's (TRA) two new EMU900 regional trains are to begin operations on Sunday to transport travelers during the Tomb Sweeping Day long weekend. President Tsai Ing-wen (), Premier Su Tseng-chang () and Minister of Transpor...

 2021-03-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA unveils new ticket machines ...

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday unveiled new ticket machines, which people will be able to start using at stations in Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Hualien from now until Monday next week.The TRA aims to install 144 of the machines at...

 2021-03-15 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA not changing shift system yet: minister ...

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) would not change its shift system for now, Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung () said yesterday, after more than 200 of the agency's staff threatened to strike during the Tomb Sweeping ...

 2021-03-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA union touts strike over April holiday ...

Strikes at Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) stations in northeastern Taiwan might affect travelers on the Tomb Sweeping Day long weekend on April 2 to April 5, the Yilan branch of the TRA labor union said on Friday.At least 200 union members would go ...

 2021-02-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Two TRA maintenance staff killed by train, one hurt ...

Two Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) maintenance workers were killed and one was injured yesterday morning after being hit by a power maintenance train at Haiduan Station in Taitung County. The casualties were a 48-year-old man surnamed Pan () and a 5...

 2021-02-21 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Railway police to probe Web celebrity over snap ...

A photograph uploaded by Internet celebrity Lu Yen-hsin () of herself walking on railway tracks could contravene the Railway Act (), the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said on Saturday, adding that it has referred the case to the Railway Police Bure...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taipei Fine Arts Museum store reopens ...

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) is reopening its store to the public today following a renovation led by designer Johnny Chiu (), whose recent projects include the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park's Not Just Library () and the Taiwan Railways Ad...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TRA boss explains NT$8.84m spent on books ...

Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung () yesterday called on Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) Director-General Chang Chen-yuan () to provide an explanation after the TRA was criticized for spending NT$8.84 million (US$310,644) on...

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