Manspreading incident leads to punch-up on the Taipei Metro

A man was taken to hospital to receive stitches to his head after an altercation over leg space led to a fight on an MRT train this morning, July 18. At around 8:00am, two men boarded a train at Yongning Station on the MRT Blue line, and took seats beside each other. As the train headed toward Taipei City, Mr Shi, 53, became irritated by 42-year-old Mr Zeng’s “domineering, wide-open legs” (ET Today) pushing up against his thighs and taking

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Tamsui Light Rail to start Trial Operations next Month

[Picture: Taipei Metro.] The Danhai Light Rail, the newest extension of New Taipei City’s Metro system, will begin operating to the public in December this year, after New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu and a delegation of officials and local government representatives took a test ride this morning, November 29. Mayor Chu expressed satisfaction with the system, saying that the levels of comfort and stability are very high. “In addition to art installations inside the stations, passengers can enjoy the

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Woman Falls onto Subway Tracks While Using Smartphone

[Picture: Reader contributed to United Daily News] A woman using her phone while walking on the platform of Taipei Metro’s Kunyang Station, fell onto the tracks today, but fortunately was unharmed. A train had just left the station when the incident occurred at 12:17pm. Station staff took 3 minutes to help Ms Liao, 41, back onto the station platform. Ms Liao suffered minor abrasions, and declined offers to take her to hospital. Taipei Metro authorities said Ms Liao has been

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Taipei Metro (MRT) Celebrates 20 Years

March 28, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Taipei’s MRT; a transportation network that created a paradigm shift in the capital city’s urban development. Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has launched events to mark the occasion, including video and audio broadcasts contributed by various artists, and a series of collectible tokens in colors representing the five MRT lines. Evan Yo, Wang Dawen, Matthew Lien, and other artists, have contributed songs to celebrate the milestone, while the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, Taipei

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Another Random Crazy Knife Attack

Four people were injured today when someone started stabbing people in┬áTaipei’s famously safe Metro system at Zhongshan Station. Taiwan in the last few years has seen an increase in acts of random violence against random citizens by deranged individuals. In this latest act, the station master with several members of the public┬ámanaged to subdue the individual until police arrived. Security on the MRT (Taipei Metro) was increased after a 21 year-old university student went on a rampage killing 4 and

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