' Left-handed' driv­ers on Metro Line 1

Changjiang Weekly - - SOCIETY - By Guo Jia

At present, among the over 1,600 driv­ers work­ing with Wuhan Metro net­work, more than 250 are work­ing on Metro Line 1. Due to the struc­tural de­sign of the train, the driv­ers on Metro Line 1 need to con­trol the trac­tion and brak­ing of the train with their left hands. To this end, the first chal­lenge for the new nat­u­rally right-handed driv­ers on Metro Line 1 is to be­come "left­handed."

The driv­ers have their own tips for the chal­lenge. Xia Ming, 23, han­dles chop­sticks with his left hand while eat­ing. He said that in his spare time he plays bas­ket­ball with his team­mates and de­lib­er­ately shoots with his left hand. Zhong Cheng of the same work­ing team said his trick is play­ing mo­bile games with his left hand, which helps im­prove the dex­ter­ity of his left hand. The 24-year-old driver Huang Hai­long started send­ing WeChat mes­sages with his left hand.

After train­ing for a long time and over many miles, these driv­ers are all able to use their left hands to push and pull the oper­at­ing levers skill­fully.

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