Train to Chernobyl: track restoration completed (photo)
Railway tracks are ready for transportation of spent nuclear fuel from Rivne, Khmelnytsky and South-Ukrainian nuclear power plants.The first test train passed the site / photo facebook.com/Ukrzaliznytsia
Railway workers reconstructed tracks in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant .
This was stated by Acting Chairman of the Board of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” Ivan Yuryk during a visit to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, according to the website of UZ .
According to the head of the company, the reconstruction of the section between Vilcha and Yaniv stations, which connects the exclusion zone of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant with the main railway network, was completed in record time.
“Today we checked the readiness of the tracks for transportation and the first test train. All tests were successful, and the tracks in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone are fully operational. We are waiting for the first train with spent nuclear fuel,” Yurik said.
In this regard, it is said that the reconstructed site will transport spent nuclear fuel from three nuclear power plants: Rivne, Khmelnytsky and South-Ukrainian to the centralized storage facility in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.Photo facebook.com/Ukrzaliznytsia
UZ noted that during the works 24.56 km of tracks were replaced and reconstructed, 4.3 km of tracks were renewed with an average repair.
It is recalled that on February 3, the Cabinet of Ministers transferred the Vilcha-Yaniv railway track (exclusion zone, Ivankiv district, Kyiv region) to the balance of NNEGC Energoatom.