Over 60 train drivers from 13 Belt and Road countries arrived in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province, on June 12 to receive driver training for high-speed rail.
They are studying at a training center that has offered courses to almost 400 professionals in 14 separate batches since 2015. For many of them, it’s not the first time they have been to the training facility.
The center has 15 simulated driver cabins that are built to a real life scale. Real-action 3-D animations are displayed on the “window shields” of the cabins. Using these cabins, the trainees can get an authentic experience of what driving a bullet train is like.
“This is an amazing experience that I’ve dreamed about,” said a driver from Sri Lanka, “I’ll share it with my family, friends, and colleagues when I get home.”
“We want to give our foreign friends a comprehensive and accurate introduction to China’s high-speed trains so they have a better knowledge of our country and the technology,” said Ren Haiyun, director of the center’s teaching research department.