The one hitch is that 40 km of access railroad track have not been cleared
The one hitch is that 40 km of access railroad track have not been cleared of trees by Severnaya Pushcha (Northern Forest) State Enterprise, a unit of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone Management Agency. This east-west section runs from Vilcha, Zhytomyr region, to Yaniv, the storage site. The track was abandoned after the 1986 nuclear disaster. Once railbed is cleared, Ukrzaliznytsia will have to lay new rails. Conditions of the abandoned line and its 11 shuttered stations are detailed on this website: Radioactive Railroad.