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    Japanese companies built original system, but expect European competition

     Taiwan High Speed Rail will call on rolling-stock manufacturers worldwide to bid for its upcoming purchase of new train cars, the company revealed this month.

    Japanese businesses have hoped to secure projects worth up to 100 billion yen ($880 million) from the Taiwanese company. All 34 of Taiwan High Speed Rail's current bullet train cars were produced by Japanese companies like Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Hitachi and Nippon Sharyo.

    Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:21

    TRA to upgrade stations

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    The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday announced that it would spend about NT$500 million (US$16.48 million) revamping infrastructure to provide commercial services in or around several railway stations in central, southern and eastern Taiwan, adding that it hoped that stations would also become drivers of local economies.

    Tuesday, 16 May 2017 10:42

    Disaster proof: Taipei 101

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    Discover the ingenious technology inside the world's most quake-resistant skyscraper.

    TAIPEI – Taiwan had to use a mainland Chinese shipper to get vital materials to a $100 million port it is building on a disputed island in the South China Sea last month after it couldn’t find a local firm to do the job, Taiwanese officials said Friday.

    Now your trip to Taiwan could be a journey full of Hello Kitty!
    First you can fly an Eva Air flight in the air and then take the just-launched Hello Kitty Taroko express train on the ground when you travel between the island’s north and southeast.

    Taiwan Taxi Co, the nation’s largest taxi company, yesterday launched the trial of its deluxe taxi service, allowing passengers to ride luxury cars for rates slightly higher than that of regular taxis.


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