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2018/11/06 | Asia Dialogue
Taiwan's East Coast 'Tilting Trains' Have Always Faced Operational Challenges
The TRA retains an excellent safety record, but the recent Yilan derailment should motivate it to reevaluate some longstanding issues along its east coast rail network.
2018/10/15 | Eryk Smith
OPINION: Extend the HSR to Pingtung? Let’s Talk After the Election
Major transport projects have long been presented as a potential boon to Taiwan's south around election time.
Are Trains the Future of Transport in Taiwan?
While the government remains enthusiastic about railways, others suggest large-scale spending on new infrastructure is misguided.
2017/11/30 | Eryk Smith
Pingtung City is Dying, Why Not Give it to Kaohsiung?
Despite now being a 'city,' Pingtung residents would be better represented, better funded and better organized as a part of Kaohsiung.
2016/09/10 | Malaysiakini
M’sia, Thailand Agree to Study KL-Bangkok High Speed Rail
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak says the HSR will advance the economies and people-to-people relations between the two countries.
2016/01/09 | Yang
THSRC Employees Owed NT$500 Million Overtime Pay and Request Leaves on Chinese Lunar New Year
According to the Taiwan High-Speed Rail Workers' Union, the THSRC has never paid overtime on national holidays and owe its employees a total of NT$500 million (approximately US$15 million) overtime pay. So far the debts have been ignored by the THSRC.