Designs created by 17 mentally disabled people using a traditional Japanese skill will help transform the appearance of some KCR trains. Images of Saroi weaving created by the group are among 20 artworks chosen from about 170 entries to decorate the trains in a contest to mark the 10th anniversary of the handover. The decorations, installed yesterday and today, will be seen when the special trains start running on Wednesday. Salvation Army Hong Kong and Macau Command instructor U Oi-Lei, 50, said she hoped the contribution by the disabled group would bring recognition of their skills. Her group, the command's Heng On Integrated Vocational Rehabilitation Service, won a place in the display with a work titled 'Needles and threads are our imaginary paintbrushes'. 'I hope more people understand the feelings of the disabled and realise that they can also do some things a normal person can do,' Miss U said. One of the designers, Yeung Ho-Yin, 27, said his temperament had calmed down after he learned Saroi and how to concentrate on his work. 'When his mum saw him weaving beautiful Saroi in an exhibition, she was moved and cried,' Miss U said. Mr Yeung said he would invite his mother to come to see his work. The design contest sought exterior designs with the theme '10 years of momentum' and interior designs themed 'My city my home'. Two sets of designs from 12 students from the Jockey Club Ti-I College also gained places. Form Six visual arts students Cindy Choi Shet-shan and Becky Wong Chi-lui, who were in the team that created one of the winners - 'The Red Line', a montage of images of Hong Kong life - said they wanted to recall collective memories and look ahead. They said their favourite design was the fusion of panda images with one of crocodile Pui Pui, but the design also included grimmer themes such as Sars. The competition was hosted by the KCRC, RTHK and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite design in an internet poll during July and August.