Stoppages, Events and Notices



IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1918Ashby Canal (Main Line)Bramcote Road Bridge No 6Bramcote Road Bridge No 609 January 201929 March 2019

Update on 28/11/2018:

Our contractors have reviewed the programme of works for the repairs to Bridge 6 and this has enabled us to keep the navigation open during the week of the site set-up.  The closure will now start on 9th January.  The end date is not affected.  Please take care when approaching the bridge during the site set-up.


The towpath will also be closed from 9th January for the duration of the works, with the diversion route clearly signed. 


We are closely monitoring the relocation of bat roosts within the bridge arch and are hopeful this will not affect the timing of the works.  Any changes will be notified by an update to this notice.

Above-water repairs to the cracked arch of the bridge, parapets, soffit and weathered sandstone stonework. 


Repairs to the wet abutment, below water level, will also be carried out.  The extent of these works will not be known until the navigation is de-watered.


Relocation of bat roosts within the arch may dictate timing of the works.  


Further updates to this notice will be made if any changes are required.


Please also be aware the towpath will be closed for the duration of the works.  A diversion will be put in place from Bulkington Road Bridge 5 (to the west) and Mill Bridge 8 (to the east).  This will be clearly signed.










28 November 18 18:03:35

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1077Grand Union Canal (Hertford Union Canal)Hertford Union Top Lock No 1Hertford Union Top Lock No 110 August 201810 August 2019Following the long period of dry hot weather there are continued low flows of water from the river tributaries that feed the Grand Union Canal, including the Paddington Arm. This is also the only supply of water for the Regent’s Canal through Hampstead Rd Locks in Camden and this is having a direct impact on the water levels on this long stretch of water (The Paddington Arm). Whenever water is passed through Camden to feed the Regent’s the level drops. Due to these constant low levels we have had to take the difficult decision to put in place temporary overnight lock closures in key locations to preserve water.

The following locks will be closed from Friday 10 August 2018 between 21:00pm - 07:00am  every night.  

 •            Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock only.

•             Regent’s - Hampstead Rd Lock both locks

•             Regent’s – Acton’s Lock top gates

•             Regent’s – Old Ford Lock – top gates

•             Regent’s – Mile End Lock -top gates

•             Hertford Union – Lock 1 – top gates

We are monitoring the situation constantly and will look at reopening the locks as soon as practically possible please be patient during this unprecedented time and contact us on 0303 040 4040 for local updates and further information.

You can report any environmental incidents including fish in distress or very low river flows and reservoir levels to our customer service number 0303 040 4040 or 0800 47 999 47 or use the Environment Agency incident hotline 0800 80 70 60 (Freephone, 24-Hours).

You can view the Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock notice and its online map here:

You can view the Regents Canal notice and its online map here:

 

08 August 18 20:27:07

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1830Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Semington Bottom Lock No 15Semington Top Lock No 1604 December 201804 December 2019

Update on 14/12/2018:

The Trust are currently reviewing options for the repairs and possible rebuild to the downstream approach walls and canal invert to Lock 16. 


To this end, our Engineers will be undertaking further investigation works on Monday 17th December. 


The current prognosis is that the lock will remain closed to all boating traffic until these repairs have been undertaken. 


We are scheduled to commence repair works in early January, for which a stoppage had already been programmed.


Further updates to this notice will be made next week and the Trust thank everyone for their continued patience and understanding in this matter.

Update on 14/12/2018:

The Trust are currently reviewing options for the repairs and possible rebuild to the downstream approach walls and canal invert to Lock 16. 


To this end, our Engineers will be undertaking further investigation works on Monday 17th December. 


The current prognosis is that the lock will remain closed to all boating traffic until these repairs have been undertaken. 


We are scheduled to commence repair works in early January, for which a stoppage has already been programmed.


Further updates to this notice will be made next week and the Trust thank everyone for their continued patience and understanding in this matter.

Update on 06/12/2018:

Following the inspection it has been found that the bottom approach chamber wall support has collapsed.


Consequently the lock will remain closed until further notice.


Engineers are currently working on a method of repair.


An update will be issued on Friday 14th December

Update on 05/12/2018:

Following the inspection it has been found that the bottom approach chamber wall support has collapsed.


Consequently the lock will remain closed until further notice.


Engineers are currently working on a method of repair.


An update will be issued on Friday 14th December.

Lock 16 will be closed to boating traffic from 8am on Tuesday 4th December to 4pm on Thursday 6th December with the pound between Lock 15 and 16 being drained of water.


We are inspecting the lock before we carry out repairs to the chamber walls of Lock 16, which will be done as part of the winter stoppage planned to take place from 7th January 2019.


Please see seperate notice for our January winter stoppage plan for Lock 16.


 










14 December 18 17:00:02

1434Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Semington Top Lock No 16Semington Top Lock No 1607 January 201925 January 2019

Update on 20/09/2018:

The navigation at Lock 16 will be dewatered to allow a full investigation of the condition of the lock.  Emergency repairs will be carried out during the closure, as appropriate.


Following consultation with local customers and stakeholders, the closure has been re-programmed and will now take place after Christmas, as originally planned.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The navigation will be dewatered to allow a full investigation of the condition of the lock. 


Emergency repairs will be carried out during the closure, as appropriate.


This stoppage will now take place before Christmas to bring it in line with other works in the area.










20 September 18 18:47:22

1528Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Great Bedwyn Church Lock No 64Little Bedwyn Field Lock No 6607 January 201915 March 2019Update on 02/10/2018:
We are taking the opportunity during the closures at Locks 64 and 66, Great Bedwyn, to carry out urgent additional arising works at Lock 65.

Works will include:

Lock 64 - Reline top gates, carry out repairs to bottom gates, repair quoin stone and fit new anchor plates.

Lock 65 - Reline top gates, repair bottom gates.

Lock 66 - Reline and refit top gates, fit new anchor stones, repair bottom gates.

Due to the extent of the work now involved across the three locks, it will not be possible to incorporate a navigation window during the closure.  We do apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

 

02 October 18 20:46:28

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1681Peak Forest Canal (Lower)Marple Bottom Lock No 1Marple Top Lock No 1623 July 201823 July 2019Due to further movement of the chamber wall at Marple Lock 11, the lock is now too narrow for boats to fit through safely. As such, the Marple Lock Flight is unfortunately closed to navigation.

We have considered repeating the jacking operation to the lock walls to try and get a couple of additional weeks of navigation. However, we have dismissed this option as this would likely take around 2 weeks to complete and would coincide with the date the Marple and Bosley flights are closed to preserve water on the Upper Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canal sections.

We appreciate this is very frustrating for our customers and we are sorry for the inconvenience this causes. Our teams are busy planning the re-building of the lock walls and the flight will remain closed until this is complete.

The works to re-build the lock are currently anticipated to take place from November 2018 to March 2019. Given its depth and location, this is an extremely complex operation. Concrete retaining structures will be installed first on either side of the chamber, and the walls will then be carefully taken down to base level. They will then be re-built to the original alignment to reinstate suitable width to the lock, with the retaining structures behind providing the necessary ground support to prevent future movement of the reconstructed walls.

Thorough site investigation works have now been completed, including boreholes to confirm the ground conditions, trial pits to establish the location of the wall buttresses and coring of the lock walls themselves to identify their exact depth. All of this was necessary to be able to confirm a detailed design for the repair solution, the works for which are ongoing. Following this, the proposed repairs will have to go through a consent process with the lock being a Grade II listed structure and valued heritage asset, before the works on site will be able to commence.

We will provide more details in due course.
22 October 18 17:47:45

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1901Rochdale CanalDukes Lock No 92Ancoats Lower Lock No 8322 November 201822 November 2019
Update on 29/11/2018:
Unfortunately, our teams have not been able to reach sufficient levels that we had anticipated in order to re-open the canal for navigation. Our teams are drawing water down from the summit but this is taking longer than expected.
We are likely to re-open next week but a further update will be provided on Monday 3rd December.
 



 


 


Update on 28/11/2018:
Our teams are continuing to bring the water levels back up in Manchester. However, it’s going to take a little longer to ensure the canal is at a navigable depth this should be achieved by tomorrow evening with the canal back open on Friday morning.
 
Update on 26/11/2018:
Our teams had sucessfull managed to bring the water levels back up over the weekend only to find that the canal has once again been subjected to another act of vandalism.
The canal along the Rochdale 9 has been dewatered. However, the teams will be working over the coming days moving water to raise the water levels.
A further update will be provided on Wednesday afternoon.
Update on 23/11/2018:
 
29 November 18 14:00:01

1597Rochdale CanalDukes Lock No 92Dale Street Lock No 8407 January 201922 February 2019

Update on 30/10/2018:

Please be aware we have delayed the start of this stoppage until 7th January 2019 to extend the local availability for cruising over the Christmas period.


The navigation closure is required for works which include replacement of gates, repairs to brickwork, lock ladder, handrail and bollards.

Original message:


New Gates and Brickwork, Ladder, Handrail & Bollard Repairs











30 October 18 13:00:03

1741Rochdale CanalLittleborough Lower Lock No 48Moss Lower Lock No 5004 February 201915 March 2019

Update on 30/10/2018:

Please be aware the end date of this stoppage at Lock 49, Rochdale Canal, has been amended to bring it in line with the stoppage at Lock 50.   The stoppages at both locks will run concurrently.


At Lock 49 we will be carrying out repairs to the tail cill, worn coper and the landing washwall.

Repairs to the tail cill, worn coper and the landing washwall.


The dates of this stoppage have been revised from the original plan in order to make the best use of our local resources.










30 October 18 19:02:06

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

3Shropshire Union Canal (Middlewich Branch)Stanthorne Lock No 3Wardle Lock No 416 March 201821 December 2018
Update on 11/10/2018:
Since our last update, and with the dry weather over the summer, good progress has been made in the breach area.  
We've rebuilt the collapsed embankment up to a level roughly equal to the level of the bed of the new section of canal.   We're currently constructing the new canal walls either side of the canal.  We will follow that by completing the embankment to bring it up to towpath level.  We'll then reline the canal to make it waterproof.
Some of the future works need reasonable weather to be completed, but we are currently still on for opening the canal again for Christmas.
Update on 22/08/2018:
Following our last update, we can confirm our current programme allows for the navigation to be open again by Christmas, although works will be continuing on site beyond this date. 
We are monitoring progress against the programme closely and we will provide further updates as the project progresses.
 
Update on 30/07/2018:
Since the last update, the haul road to the breach area, access across the embankment and access down to the bottom of the embankment has been completed.  The access has allowed us to complete essential reinstatement work resulting from the breach, including clearance of the River Wheelock and repairs to the wingwalls of the aqueduct.  A stone dam has been installed to the east of the breach which has allowed us to remove the temporary fabric dam.  
11 October 18 13:00:02

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1754Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge26 March 201826 March 2019Update on 01/11/2018:
Opening hours for the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from 26th March 2018 – 24th March 2019

Monday 1st November to 24th March 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Canal and River Severn will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks will be unmanned: Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper lode.

Lock bookings for the River Severn from can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock, 24 hours prior to passage on 01452 310832.

For passage through Sims and Rea Bridges contact Hempstead Bridge on 01452 521880.

For passage through Cambridge Bridge contact Patch Bridge 01453 890324.

For passage through Sellars Bridge contact Parkend Bridge on 01452 720016.

 

01 November 18 20:00:57

1758Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge26 March 201826 March 2019Update on 01/11/2018:
Opening hours for the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from 26th March 2018 – 24th March 2019

Monday 1st November to 24th March 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Canal and River Severn will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks will be unmanned: Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper lode.

Lock bookings for the River Severn from can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock, 24 hours prior to passage on 01452 310832.

For passage through Sims and Rea Bridges contact Hempstead Bridge on 01452 521880.

For passage through Cambridge Bridge contact Patch Bridge 01453 890324.

For passage through Sellars Bridge contact Parkend Bridge on 01452 720016.

 

01 November 18 20:01:12

1759Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge26 March 201826 March 2019Update on 01/11/2018:
Opening hours for the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from 26th March 2018 – 24th March 2019

Monday 1st November to 24th March 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Canal and River Severn will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks will be unmanned: Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper lode.

Lock bookings for the River Severn from can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock, 24 hours prior to passage on 01452 310832.

For passage through Sims and Rea Bridges contact Hempstead Bridge on 01452 521880.

For passage through Cambridge Bridge contact Patch Bridge 01453 890324.

For passage through Sellars Bridge contact Parkend Bridge on 01452 720016.

 

01 November 18 20:01:04

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1478Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Norton to Gayton)Buckby Lock No 8Buckby Lock No 1101 October 201801 October 2019The Met Office declared this summer as being the joint hottest on record, with only 61% of average rainfall received.

 

As we move into Autumn the weather may be cooler, but we are still feeling the effects of the dry summer. Streams feeding canals are drier than normal, and our reservoirs are lower than usual for this time of year.

 

We are reluctantly having to introduce further measures to manage the risk of reservoir running out of water before the start of winter stoppage season.

 

Lock opening hours are being tightened to further control canal demands. Shorter days of lock operation will also provide the back pumps with more time to transfer water from up from the river’s Tone and Ouse (providing an alternative source of water to our depleted reservoirs).

 

Even despite recent storms and heavy rainfall our reservoirs in this part of the network are relatively slow to refill. It takes more than a few storms to provide water for a summer of navigation. We will be watching weather patterns develop over the coming autumn and winter months hoping for a positive response in reservoirs over the winter.

 

As we monitor the impact of storms and periods of wet weather we will continue to review our canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum.

 

You can find out more about how we manage our water at  or contact us Water.Information@canalrivertrust.org.uk

 

27 September 18 19:40:30

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1084Grand Union Canal (Hertford Union Canal)Hertford Union Top Lock No 1Hertford Union Top Lock No 110 August 201810 August 2019Following the long period of dry hot weather there are continued low flows of water from the river tributaries that feed the Grand Union Canal, including the Paddington Arm. This is also the only supply of water for the Regent’s Canal through Hampstead Rd Locks in Camden and this is having a direct impact on the water levels on this long stretch of water (The Paddington Arm). Whenever water is passed through Camden to feed the Regent’s the level drops. Due to these constant low levels we have had to take the difficult decision to put in place temporary overnight lock closures in key locations to preserve water.

The following locks will be closed from Friday 10 August 2018 between 21:00pm - 07:00am  every night.  

 •            Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock only.

•             Regent’s - Hampstead Rd Lock both locks

•             Regent’s – Acton’s Lock top gates

•             Regent’s – Old Ford Lock – top gates

•             Regent’s – Mile End Lock -top gates

•             Hertford Union – Lock 1 – top gates

We are monitoring the situation constantly and will look at reopening the locks as soon as practically possible please be patient during this unprecedented time and contact us on 0303 040 4040 for local updates and further information.

You can report any environmental incidents including fish in distress or very low river flows and reservoir levels to our customer service number 0303 040 4040 or 0800 47 999 47 or use the Environment Agency incident hotline 0800 80 70 60 (Freephone, 24-Hours).

You can view the Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock notice and its online map here:

You can view the Regents Canal notice and its online map here:

 

08 August 18 20:31:01

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

40Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union)Watford Bottom Lock No 1Watford Top Lock No 726 March 201831 March 2019Watford Locks Summer/Winter Volunteer Lock Keeper availability times for 2017/18 have been confirmed.

Volunteer Lock Keepers will be available between these hours to assist you through the flight. Please note this flight will be accessible outside these hours however no assistance will be available from the Trust.

If you require the assistance of volunteer lock keepers please allow yourself plenty of time to ensure passage. It takes approximately 45 minutes to pass through the flight. Please be advised there may be a queue to enter the flight during busy periods.

Last assisted boat passage through the lock will be 45 minutes prior to the times posted below.

16 March 2017 - 2 April 2017

Mon - Thurs, 9:00am to 3:30pm (last assisted boat in 2:45pm)

Fri - Sun, 9:00am to 3:30pm (last assisted boat in 2:45pm)

3 April 2017 – 23 April 2017

Mon - Thurs, 8:00am to 5:00pm (last assisted boat in 4:15pm)

Fri - Sun, 8:00am to 6:00pm (last assisted boat in 5:15pm)

24 April 2017 – 10 September 2017

Mon - Thurs, 8:00am to 7:00pm (last assisted boat in 6:15pm)

Fri - Sun, 8:00am to 7:00pm (last assisted boat in 6:15pm)

11 September 2017 – 22 October 2017

Mon - Thurs, 9:00am to 4:00pm (last assisted boat in 3:15pm)

Fri - Sun, 9:00am to 5:00pm (last assisted boat in 4:15pm)

23 October 2017 – 1 April 2018

Mon - Thurs, 9:00am to 3:30pm (last assisted boat in 2:45pm)

Fri - Sun, 9:00am to 3:30pm (last assisted boat in 2:45pm)

 

26 May 18 21:51:16

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1730Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Wigan Top Lock No 65Wigan Lock 21 No 8530 October 201830 October 2019

Since the re-opening of the Wigan Flight; Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, we have been carefully reviewing the situation of our reservoir holdings. Due to the sensitive nature of the flight and to oversee safe use, as of Tuesday 30 October 2018 we will be implementing the following restrictions;



8.30am – 10am to facilitate entry on to the flight
12.30pm – 2pm to allow exit off the flight

The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.  Overnight mooring on the flight will be permitted only at Rose Bridge (between Locks 77 & 78).   Roving lock keepers will be on the Wigan Flight daily to oversee the passages and ensure the water levels are maintained.  This is not an assisted passage and staff will be around to help customers when needed. 


Full assistance is available for single handed boaters on Thursday mornings at 8:30am. Our Wigan Lock keepers can be contacted direct on 01942 405774 if you have any questions or want to report an issue on the flight.  Our Wigan Flight team will endeavour to help with any issues. Please bear with us as we may already be dealing with other urgent jobs.


Overnight restrictions will also be implemented at Poolstock Locks, along with Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock).  These locks will be opened at 8am and locked at 4pm daily.


These restrictions will be in place until further notice.










29 October 18 19:27:03

1509Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Wigan Lock 21 No 85Holme Bridge Lock No 3026 November 201826 November 2019
Update on 21/11/2018:
Further to the listed flight restrictions below, we will be opening the Wigan Flight to navigation on Thursdays only. The time restrictions will remain in place and they are as follows;
•           8.30am – 10am to facilitate entry on to the flight
•           12.30pm – 2pm to allow exit off the flight
Please note bookings are not required for the flight, however, assistance on the Wigan flight will still be available to single handed boaters or those of a crew of two people but one cannot assist with lock work for health reasons. This can be booked by calling 03030 404040 and asking to speak with the North-West office. This service available on Thursdays and is subject to availability.
Johnson's Hillock and Blackburn Locks will remain open with no restrictions, however, movement will be monitored and this decision is subject to change. We kindly request customers check all gates and paddles are closed after use and to share locks where possible.
Update on 19/11/2018:
The Saturday opening times are as follows.
 
21 November 18 13:00:02

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1707River Witham (Boston to the Wash)Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 3Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 301 November 201831 March 2019 Between the 1st November 2018 and the 31st March 2019, Boston Lock will now be operated within the winter booking system. 

 

23 October 18 21:24:09

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1670Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal (Main Line)Bloody BridgeMiddlewood Deep Lock No 130 July 201730 July 2019To facilitate the demolition of the two footbridges and installation of a surface water diversion (agreement with Network Rail)



Reason for Extension:



Due to over running works with the major Bridge and Viaduct Construction known as Ordsall Chord, over the river Irwell.



Delays had a knock-on effect and pushed the minor works that effect the CRT Remit to the end of the programme.
22 Oct 18 17:38:56

1671Lee and Stort Navigation - Bow Back Rivers (Prescott Channel)Three Mills LockThree Mills Lock16 October 201716 October 201901/10/2018 @ 10:52

Works continue through until further notice. Further extensive works now have been identified, resulting from the inspection, as necessary for completion prior to reopening this lock.

Please check back for further updates.
22 Oct 18 17:46:40

3Shropshire Union Canal (Middlewich Branch)Stanthorne Lock No 3Wardle Lock No 416 March 201821 December 2018
Update on 11/10/2018:
Since our last update, and with the dry weather over the summer, good progress has been made in the breach area.  
We've rebuilt the collapsed embankment up to a level roughly equal to the level of the bed of the new section of canal.   We're currently constructing the new canal walls either side of the canal.  We will follow that by completing the embankment to bring it up to towpath level.  We'll then reline the canal to make it waterproof.
Some of the future works need reasonable weather to be completed, but we are currently still on for opening the canal again for Christmas.
Update on 22/08/2018:
Following our last update, we can confirm our current programme allows for the navigation to be open again by Christmas, although works will be continuing on site beyond this date. 
We are monitoring progress against the programme closely and we will provide further updates as the project progresses.
 
Update on 30/07/2018:
Since the last update, the haul road to the breach area, access across the embankment and access down to the bottom of the embankment has been completed.  The access has allowed us to complete essential reinstatement work resulting from the breach, including clearance of the River Wheelock and repairs to the wingwalls of the aqueduct.  A stone dam has been installed to the east of the breach which has allowed us to remove the temporary fabric dam.  
11 Oct 18 13:00:02

1535River Weaver (main line)Northwich Town Swing BridgeNorthwich Town Swing Bridge09 April 201809 April 2019

Update on 03/10/2018:

We are making arrangements with Cheshire West and Chester for the required road closure to allow the repair works to be carried out.  We are hoping to start the repair works in November.  Subject to further planning.

Due to technical issues we are currently unable to operate Town Bridge until further notice. Therefore an air draught restriction of 7ft 6" will be in place.


Further updates will following when available.


Sustaining a working 200 year-old canal system occasionally requires unplanned maintenance work. Please bear with us, we’ll try and keep disruption to a minimum.










03 Oct 18 20:56:00

324Bridgwater and Taunton CanalMarsh Lane Swing Bridge No 9Marsh Lane Swing Bridge No 908 May 201808 May 2019

Update on 02/05/2018:

Please note the following correction to our contact numbers to arrange booking of Bridge 9:


Canal and River Trust


Mobile 07887 545369 or Mobile 07483 930514

During the construction of a new bridge crossing adjacent to Crossways Swing Bridge, which is under the control of Taunton Highways, the operation of the swing bridge will be restricted to an advance booking system from Monday to Friday.


Normal operation will be available over the weekend.


Advance booking of the bridge will require 48-hours notice. To arrange your booking please contact Canal & River Trust:


Mobile 078877545369 or 0748393514


Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We will endeavour to keep the disruption to a minimum.

28 Jul 18 11:19:39

1674Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalSolomon’s Bridge No 47Solomon’s Bridge No 4721 June 201821 June 201931/07/2018 @ 09:56

Please note that's this is on Torfaen Councils section of canal and not the canal and River Trusts.

If you require any further assistance please contact the Gloucester Dock office on either:

enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk or 03030 404040
23 Oct 18 21:09:10

1681Peak Forest Canal (Lower)Marple Bottom Lock No 1Marple Top Lock No 1623 July 201823 July 2019Due to further movement of the chamber wall at Marple Lock 11, the lock is now too narrow for boats to fit through safely. As such, the Marple Lock Flight is unfortunately closed to navigation.

We have considered repeating the jacking operation to the lock walls to try and get a couple of additional weeks of navigation. However, we have dismissed this option as this would likely take around 2 weeks to complete and would coincide with the date the Marple and Bosley flights are closed to preserve water on the Upper Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canal sections.

We appreciate this is very frustrating for our customers and we are sorry for the inconvenience this causes. Our teams are busy planning the re-building of the lock walls and the flight will remain closed until this is complete.

The works to re-build the lock are currently anticipated to take place from November 2018 to March 2019. Given its depth and location, this is an extremely complex operation. Concrete retaining structures will be installed first on either side of the chamber, and the walls will then be carefully taken down to base level. They will then be re-built to the original alignment to reinstate suitable width to the lock, with the retaining structures behind providing the necessary ground support to prevent future movement of the reconstructed walls.

Thorough site investigation works have now been completed, including boreholes to confirm the ground conditions, trial pits to establish the location of the wall buttresses and coring of the lock walls themselves to identify their exact depth. All of this was necessary to be able to confirm a detailed design for the repair solution, the works for which are ongoing. Following this, the proposed repairs will have to go through a consent process with the lock being a Grade II listed structure and valued heritage asset, before the works on site will be able to commence.

We will provide more details in due course.
22 Oct 18 17:47:45

1077Grand Union Canal (Hertford Union Canal)Hertford Union Top Lock No 1Hertford Union Top Lock No 110 August 201810 August 2019Following the long period of dry hot weather there are continued low flows of water from the river tributaries that feed the Grand Union Canal, including the Paddington Arm. This is also the only supply of water for the Regent’s Canal through Hampstead Rd Locks in Camden and this is having a direct impact on the water levels on this long stretch of water (The Paddington Arm). Whenever water is passed through Camden to feed the Regent’s the level drops. Due to these constant low levels we have had to take the difficult decision to put in place temporary overnight lock closures in key locations to preserve water.

The following locks will be closed from Friday 10 August 2018 between 21:00pm - 07:00am  every night.  

 •            Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock only.

•             Regent’s - Hampstead Rd Lock both locks

•             Regent’s – Acton’s Lock top gates

•             Regent’s – Old Ford Lock – top gates

•             Regent’s – Mile End Lock -top gates

•             Hertford Union – Lock 1 – top gates

We are monitoring the situation constantly and will look at reopening the locks as soon as practically possible please be patient during this unprecedented time and contact us on 0303 040 4040 for local updates and further information.

You can report any environmental incidents including fish in distress or very low river flows and reservoir levels to our customer service number 0303 040 4040 or 0800 47 999 47 or use the Environment Agency incident hotline 0800 80 70 60 (Freephone, 24-Hours).

You can view the Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock notice and its online map here:

You can view the Regents Canal notice and its online map here:

 

08 Aug 18 20:27:07

1955Huddersfield Narrow CanalRailway Lock No 42EWestern Summit Lock No 32W05 November 201821 December 2018

Update on 05/12/2018:

On de-watering the canal to carry out the planned works at Standedge Tunnel, a substantial void was found at the base of the waterway wall.  This requires significant repairs before the navigation is re-watered.  We envisage this taking us beyond the end of the planned stoppage date and so the closure has been extended by one week.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Carry out repairs to the wash wall and refurbish the sluice and weir.










05 Dec 18 20:57:06

1814Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch)Tarleton LockTarleton Lock12 November 201812 November 2019

Update on 11/12/2018:

Works are ongoing to facilitate a dewatered inspection of the cill. The inspection is vital for gaining more understanding of the works needed to repair the issue.


The local team will continue to monitor water levels on the Rufford Branch.  


A further update will be provided once the inspection has taken place.

Please be advised emergency works are needed to the cill at Lock 8, River Lock on the Rufford Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. This has resulted in our team installing stop planks. The lock is now closed to navigation.


Our staff are on site maintaining the water levels.


We will provide an update once we have further information.










11 Dec 18 11:00:02

1295Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Manchester Road Bridge No 130BFinsley Gate Bridge No 130E12 November 201815 March 2019
Update on 15/10/2018:
Please note the start date for this closure has been put back by one week until 12th November. 
This is to keep the navigation open for an additional week following the restrictions imposed during the summer due to the drought.  Our contractors will be completing their site set-up in the week before the stoppage, so please take care while travelling through the area.
Please note that the towpath will still be closed from 5th November, as originally planned.
 
Update on 03/09/2018:
The length from Manchester Road Bridge 130B to Bridge 130E will be dewatered to allow for canal relining works, work to the towpath retaining wall and offside soft bank protection. 
15 Oct 18 13:00:02

1901Rochdale CanalDukes Lock No 92Ancoats Lower Lock No 8322 November 201822 November 2019
Update on 29/11/2018:
Unfortunately, our teams have not been able to reach sufficient levels that we had anticipated in order to re-open the canal for navigation. Our teams are drawing water down from the summit but this is taking longer than expected.
We are likely to re-open next week but a further update will be provided on Monday 3rd December.
 



 


 


Update on 28/11/2018:
Our teams are continuing to bring the water levels back up in Manchester. However, it’s going to take a little longer to ensure the canal is at a navigable depth this should be achieved by tomorrow evening with the canal back open on Friday morning.
 
Update on 26/11/2018:
Our teams had sucessfull managed to bring the water levels back up over the weekend only to find that the canal has once again been subjected to another act of vandalism.
The canal along the Rochdale 9 has been dewatered. However, the teams will be working over the coming days moving water to raise the water levels.
A further update will be provided on Wednesday afternoon.
Update on 23/11/2018:
 
29 Nov 18 14:00:01

1830Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Semington Bottom Lock No 15Semington Top Lock No 1604 December 201804 December 2019

Update on 14/12/2018:

The Trust are currently reviewing options for the repairs and possible rebuild to the downstream approach walls and canal invert to Lock 16. 


To this end, our Engineers will be undertaking further investigation works on Monday 17th December. 


The current prognosis is that the lock will remain closed to all boating traffic until these repairs have been undertaken. 


We are scheduled to commence repair works in early January, for which a stoppage had already been programmed.


Further updates to this notice will be made next week and the Trust thank everyone for their continued patience and understanding in this matter.

Update on 14/12/2018:

The Trust are currently reviewing options for the repairs and possible rebuild to the downstream approach walls and canal invert to Lock 16. 


To this end, our Engineers will be undertaking further investigation works on Monday 17th December. 


The current prognosis is that the lock will remain closed to all boating traffic until these repairs have been undertaken. 


We are scheduled to commence repair works in early January, for which a stoppage has already been programmed.


Further updates to this notice will be made next week and the Trust thank everyone for their continued patience and understanding in this matter.

Update on 06/12/2018:

Following the inspection it has been found that the bottom approach chamber wall support has collapsed.


Consequently the lock will remain closed until further notice.


Engineers are currently working on a method of repair.


An update will be issued on Friday 14th December

Update on 05/12/2018:

Following the inspection it has been found that the bottom approach chamber wall support has collapsed.


Consequently the lock will remain closed until further notice.


Engineers are currently working on a method of repair.


An update will be issued on Friday 14th December.

Lock 16 will be closed to boating traffic from 8am on Tuesday 4th December to 4pm on Thursday 6th December with the pound between Lock 15 and 16 being drained of water.


We are inspecting the lock before we carry out repairs to the chamber walls of Lock 16, which will be done as part of the winter stoppage planned to take place from 7th January 2019.


Please see seperate notice for our January winter stoppage plan for Lock 16.


 










14 Dec 18 17:00:02

1964River Severn (main river - Worcester to Gloucester)Worcester Southern Link Road BridgeWorcester Southern Link Road Bridge06 December 201806 December 2019

Please be advised that the buoys at Carrington Road Bridge are no longer in position. We are currently working on a resolution and hope to have them back in place as soon as possible.


In the meantime please be vigilant for the missing buoys and avoid the shallows. When navigating this area, please ensure you follow the below guidance:


When travelling North (upstream) between the top of the SMYC pontoon and the A4440 Road Bridge, boats should keep left of the centre of the River to stay in the deep water channel.


When travelling South (downstream) between A4440 Road Bridge and the top of the SMYC pontoon, boats should keep right of the centre of the River to stay in the deep water channel.


For further information or advice, please contact the Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or at enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk.


Thank you.










07 Dec 18 19:48:56

1978Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Farnhill Bridge No 183AFarnhill Bridge No 183A10 December 201810 December 2019

Vehicle impact has damaged Farnhill bridge causing masonry to become dislodged.


For safety reasons passage under the bridge is not possible.


We are waiting for the Council Highways department to remove or make safe the bridge before the navigation can be reopened.


We will update this notice when we have more information.










10 Dec 18 19:51:03

2016Huddersfield Narrow CanalDivision Lock No 17WDivision Lock No 17W14 December 201818 December 2018

Our work to Lock 17 West on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal had been completed, however, unfortunately, a new issue has arisen with significant voiding appearing around the towpath side tail gate area.  For safety reasons we have had to keep this lock closed to navigation until we can facilitate the repair.


The Trust apologises for any inconvenience caused.










14 Dec 18 21:17:07

2018Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal)Gee's Lock No 36Whetstone Lane Lock No 3514 December 201819 December 2018

We are experiencing very low water levels on this section that has meant that it currently not navigable between Gees Lock and Whetstone Lane Lock.


We will endeavour to have this section re-opened at the earliest possible time but it is not expected to be opened until approximately Tuesday 18th or Wednesday 19th December.


Routes either side of this closure are currently operating as normal.


As soon as there is an update on this issue we will post on the website.










14 Dec 18 21:17:27

1984Birmingham Canal Navigations (Netherton Tunnel Branch)Netherton Tunnel (North end)Netherton Tunnel (South end)20 December 201820 December 2018

Due to an event the Netherton Tunnel will be closed between 10.00am and 13.00pm on 20th December 2018 to allow for safe passage. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.










11 Dec 18 20:45:16

1819River Trent (Nottingham Canal)LMS Railway BridgeLMS Railway Bridge28 December 201801 February 2019

As part of the bridge deck replacement works, J Murphy & Sons, working on behalf of Network Rail, will have a pontoon and scaffolding system in the offside navigational channel, extending approximately 1m into the main (towpath side) navigational channel.  The towpath side channel will remain open with reduced width.


Please be aware the navigational width during the works will be approximately 6m under the bridge.


The pontoon and scaffolding will be in-situ for the duration of the works.   


We have worked closely with Network Rail to minimise disruption during the bridge deck replacement works.  There are a number of separate elements affecting the navigation.  Individual notices will be raised for each element, which are as follows:


12/11/2018 to 24/12/2018           Navigation restriction


01/12/2018 to 02/12/2018           Overnight closure


08/12/2018 to 09/12/2018           Overnight closure


15/12/2018 to 16/12/2018           Overnight closure


24/12/2018 to 28/12/2018           Navigation closure


28/12/2018 to 01/02/2019           Navigation restriction










20 Nov 18 19:00:02

1898Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalTy - Gwynn Bridge No 102Navigation Bridge No 10303 January 201907 March 2019

A stoppage is required by Costain Contractors Ltd, working on behalf of the Welsh Assembly, to construct two surface water discharge structures on the offside of the canal.  The navigation will be dewatered to enable the works to be carried out.


The scheme is part of the ongoing construction of the Heads of the Valley A465 new road link system.










27 Nov 18 22:30:17

1293Chesterfield Canal (Norwood to Retford)Thorpe Low Treble Locks Nos 28, 27 and 26Thorpe Low Treble Locks Nos 28, 27 and 2607 January 201904 February 2019

Update on 03/09/2018:

A closure is required to carry out the replacement of Lock 27 bottom gates, Lock 28 bottom gates and Lock 26 top gates.


Please be aware it may be necessary to close the towpath for short periods during these works to ensure the public’s safety.  Signage on site will provide further information.

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Replacement of Lock 27 Bottom Gates, Lock 28 Bottom Gates and Lock 26 Top Gates











13 Sep 18 19:34:15

1813Birmingham Canal Navigations (Birmingham and Fazeley Canal - Main Line)Curdworth Lock 3 No 30Curdworth Lock 4 No 3107 January 201911 January 2019

Update on 12/11/2018:

The replacement of the lock gate originally planned at Lock 2 is being deferred to release funds to deliver other arising works in the Region.   


However, a stoppage is still required to enable us to carry out urgent repairs at Locks 3 and 4.   These works include unblocking the culvert on the top paddle at Lock 3 and repairs to the top gate at Lock 4 to reduce water loss.    


A shorter stoppage than initially planned is needed to complete these works and so the navigation closure has been reduced by two weeks.  Please note the revised dates.


 

Replace bottom gate. Repair quoins, cill and chamber brickwork.


Following customer feedback, we have delayed the start of this closure to allow additional cruising time over the new year period.










12 Nov 18 19:53:57

1568Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Main Line)Mexborough Bridge No 52Mexborough Bridge No 5207 January 201914 February 2019Update on 11/10/2018:
We have amended the dates for the masonry repair works at Mexborough Station Road Bridge to bring them in line with the gate replacement and other works at Kilnhurst Lock.

This reduces the overall closure of the navigation by one week. 

 
Carry out masonry repairs to the bridge.

11 Oct 18 19:37:55

1842Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Norton to Gayton)Buckby Top Lock No 7Buckby Bottom Lock No 1307 January 201928 January 2019

Update on 15/11/2018:

We have reviewed the timing of the post Christmas closures for the East Midlands Region.  In order to optimise the use and movement of resources and equipment, as well as completing the large programme of works required, we have brought forward the start of the stoppage at the Buckby Flight to 7th January 2019.  The end date has also been brought forward to 28th January 2019.


Repairs will include:


Lock 9 - reline top and bottom gates


Lock 13 - reline bottom gates

Carry out repairs as follows


Lock 9 - reline top and bottom gates


Lock 13 - reline bottom gates










15 Nov 18 19:33:52

1597Rochdale CanalDukes Lock No 92Dale Street Lock No 8407 January 201922 February 2019

Update on 30/10/2018:

Please be aware we have delayed the start of this stoppage until 7th January 2019 to extend the local availability for cruising over the Christmas period.


The navigation closure is required for works which include replacement of gates, repairs to brickwork, lock ladder, handrail and bollards.

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New Gates and Brickwork, Ladder, Handrail & Bollard Repairs











30 Oct 18 13:00:03

1913Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Derwent Mouth to Burton)Aston Lock No 3Aston Lock No 307 January 201915 March 2019Update on 27/11/2018:
Additional works have been identified at Aston Lock 3 which require an extension to the duration of the navigation closure.

In addition to general repairs and improvements to the locks, new quoins will be installed prior to the replacement of the top and bottom lock gates.  

 
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27 Nov 18 22:27:16

1434Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Semington Top Lock No 16Semington Top Lock No 1607 January 201925 January 2019

Update on 20/09/2018:

The navigation at Lock 16 will be dewatered to allow a full investigation of the condition of the lock.  Emergency repairs will be carried out during the closure, as appropriate.


Following consultation with local customers and stakeholders, the closure has been re-programmed and will now take place after Christmas, as originally planned.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The navigation will be dewatered to allow a full investigation of the condition of the lock. 


Emergency repairs will be carried out during the closure, as appropriate.


This stoppage will now take place before Christmas to bring it in line with other works in the area.










20 Sep 18 18:47:22

1954Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Osterley Lock No 98Osterley Lock No 9807 January 201901 February 2019

Update on 05/12/2018:

Please be aware of the new start date for the closure at Osterley Lock. 


The navigation will remain open during the site set-up to allow customers additional cruising time over the New Year period.  Please take care when moving through the lock during the stoppage preparations.

Original message:


Carry out repairs to top gate mitre and bottom gate to reduce leakage.











05 Dec 18 20:57:21

1738Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Sheffield Canal)Victoria Quays Swing BridgeRailway Bridge No 407 January 201904 February 2019

Update on 30/10/2018:

As a result of local customer feedback and consultation, this stoppage is being moved to January 2019.  This is to allow the local trip boat to continue its cruises during thebusy time leading up to Christmas. 


The navigation closure is required to carry out repairs to address subsidence issues downstream of Bridge 4, Midland Railway Bridge.  A towpath diversion will be in place.


We apologise for any inconvenience the short notice of this change may cause to other users of the navigation in the area.

Carry out repairs to address subsidence downstream of Bridge 4, Midland Railway Bridge. 


A towpath diversion will be in place.










30 Oct 18 19:03:38

1528Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Great Bedwyn Church Lock No 64Little Bedwyn Field Lock No 6607 January 201915 March 2019Update on 02/10/2018:
We are taking the opportunity during the closures at Locks 64 and 66, Great Bedwyn, to carry out urgent additional arising works at Lock 65.

Works will include:

Lock 64 - Reline top gates, carry out repairs to bottom gates, repair quoin stone and fit new anchor plates.

Lock 65 - Reline top gates, repair bottom gates.

Lock 66 - Reline and refit top gates, fit new anchor stones, repair bottom gates.

Due to the extent of the work now involved across the three locks, it will not be possible to incorporate a navigation window during the closure.  We do apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

 

02 Oct 18 20:46:28

1918Ashby Canal (Main Line)Bramcote Road Bridge No 6Bramcote Road Bridge No 609 January 201929 March 2019

Update on 28/11/2018:

Our contractors have reviewed the programme of works for the repairs to Bridge 6 and this has enabled us to keep the navigation open during the week of the site set-up.  The closure will now start on 9th January.  The end date is not affected.  Please take care when approaching the bridge during the site set-up.


The towpath will also be closed from 9th January for the duration of the works, with the diversion route clearly signed. 


We are closely monitoring the relocation of bat roosts within the bridge arch and are hopeful this will not affect the timing of the works.  Any changes will be notified by an update to this notice.

Above-water repairs to the cracked arch of the bridge, parapets, soffit and weathered sandstone stonework. 


Repairs to the wet abutment, below water level, will also be carried out.  The extent of these works will not be known until the navigation is de-watered.


Relocation of bat roosts within the arch may dictate timing of the works.  


Further updates to this notice will be made if any changes are required.


Please also be aware the towpath will be closed for the duration of the works.  A diversion will be put in place from Bulkington Road Bridge 5 (to the west) and Mill Bridge 8 (to the east).  This will be clearly signed.










28 Nov 18 18:03:35

1843Grand Union Canal (Northampton Branch)Rothersthorpe Top Lock No 1Northampton Lock No 1728 January 201915 March 2019Update on 15/11/2018:
We have reviewed the timing of the post Christmas closures for the East Midlands Region. 

In order to optimise the use and movement of resources and equipment, as well as completing the large programme of works required on the Northampton Arm, we have put back the start of the stoppage until 28th January 2019. 

The end date has also been put back to 15th March 2019.
Carry out repairs to Locks 1 to 17 across the Northampton Arm as follows





Lock 1 - replace bottom gate. Carry out repairs to ladder, bollards, clapper post and top gate head post. 





Lock 5 - refit bottom gate and cill. Repairs to ladder and bollards.





Lock 7 - replace bottom gate, carry out repairs to ladder and bollards and to reduce leakage.





Lock 9 - carry out repairs to reduce leakage on the bottom gate.





Lock 10 - carry out repairs to reduce leakage.





Lock 12 - reline bottom gates.





Lock 14 - grouting of the lock walls to reduce leakage.




Lock 17 - reline top gate. Grouting of the lock walls to reduce leakage.























 

15 Nov 18 19:36:28

1741Rochdale CanalLittleborough Lower Lock No 48Moss Lower Lock No 5004 February 201915 March 2019

Update on 30/10/2018:

Please be aware the end date of this stoppage at Lock 49, Rochdale Canal, has been amended to bring it in line with the stoppage at Lock 50.   The stoppages at both locks will run concurrently.


At Lock 49 we will be carrying out repairs to the tail cill, worn coper and the landing washwall.

Repairs to the tail cill, worn coper and the landing washwall.


The dates of this stoppage have been revised from the original plan in order to make the best use of our local resources.










30 Oct 18 19:02:06

1878Shropshire Union Canal (Wirral Line - Main Line)Ellesmere Port Bottom Lock BridgeEllesmere Port Middle Locks11 February 201908 March 2019

Third party contractors will be carrying out repairs and refurbishment of the Bottom Lock Swing Bridge at Lock 1, Whitby Bottom Wide Lock.  The work will include the use of a pontoon on the canal as well as works from the canal bank. The navigation will be closed and the bridge will not be operational during the works.


Vehicular and pedestrian access to Ellesmere Port Boat Museum will not be affected.


Vehicular access to neighbouring businesses from Lower Mersey Street and South Pier Road will not be affected.


Vehicular and pedestrian access over the bridge from Lower Mersey Street to South Pier Road will not be possible.


The works have been scheduled to coincide with the existing stoppage at Lock 2, Northgate Middle Lock, Chester, Shropshire Union Canal.










21 Nov 18 19:43:37

1523Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal - Bunbury to Chester)Northgate Railway Bridge No 123KSt Martin's Way Bridge No 123L11 February 201908 March 2019Update on 01/10/2018:
Following further investigation it has been decided to take the opportunity to replace the lock gate at Lock 2, Northgate Middle Lock, rather than refurbishing.

The duration and timing of the navigation closure is not affected.

 
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01 Oct 18 21:27:48

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

43Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich)Red Bull Top Lock No 41Dutton Stop Lock No 7624 March 201824 March 2019

Following the breach in the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, we are currently in the process of re-filing the drained section.


In order to enable this to be carried out, we are utilising water resources from the Trent & Mersey Canal.


Although this water utilisation has been planned to cause as little impact as possible, there may be short term variances in water levels as the breach section is being re-filled.


Should you be in any way concerned about the lowering of the water levels, please contact us on 03030 404040.

28 Jul 18 12:17:29

177Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Jacksons Aqueduct No 8Jacksons Aqueduct No 810 April 201810 April 2019

Please be advised that Canal & River Trust staff will be completing essential maintenance works to Jackson Aqueduct. 


Machinery will be on site so please slow down when entering the area to allow the team to move any plant that may restrict navigation.


Please follow any guidance given by representatives of the Trust and on-site signage


A delay of no more than 20 minutes can be expected.


Thank you for your patience



10 Apr 18 19:11:41

223River Trent (non-tidal section)Gunthorpe Lock No 7Stoke Bardolph Lock No 616 April 201816 April 2019

There is a sunken craft between Gunthorpe Lock and Stoke Lock, near the Ferry Boat Inn. 


Boaters can travel past, but are asked to proceed with care. 


We will aim to have it removed as quickly as possible.

28 Jul 18 11:28:54

267Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Wigan Top Lock ServicesWigan Top Lock Services23 April 201823 April 2019

The service block at Wigan Top Lock is currently closed due to vandalism.  


The toilets and shower areas are unavailable.  The waterpoint, refuse and elsan remain available.










23 Apr 18 19:27:55

442River Trent (non-tidal section)Newark Marina Entrance No 2Newark Marina Entrance No 223 May 201823 May 2019Contractors are undertaking refurbishment of a building directly next to the watercourse which requires scaffolding to be constructed in the watercourse. Please slow down when approaching the site and be prepared to stop whilst contractors move out of the way. Follow any health and safety signage or instructions the Contractor may have. No disruption is envisaged.

The work will take around 24 weeks to complete.
28 Jul 18 11:29:05

598River Trent (non-tidal section)Stoke Bardolph Lock No 6Stoke Bardolph Lock No 611 June 201811 June 2019

Over the weekend a cruiser caught fire causing the boat to sink just before the weir at Stoke Lock. The sunken boat is not currently an obstruction in the navigation for other boaters, but please be aware that it is there and proceed with caution.


28 Jul 18 11:33:51

725Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford)Ferrybridge Flood Lock FootbridgeFerrybridge Flood Lock Footbridge28 June 201828 June 2019
Update on 21/08/2018:
The flood lock has been reopened and boats currently dont need to operate the lock gates.
For safety reasons the footbridge remains closed therefore there is no access onto the island from the Ferrybridge end. Anyone wishing to access the island will need to do so from Mill Bridge.
The nearby footbridge has been closed due to safety reasons, until this is resolved the only way for pedestrians to cross the canal is to use the bottom lock gates.
We are also asking our boating customers to pen through this lock and ensure that the gates are closed again afterwards
 
21 Aug 18 15:00:02

767Ripon CanalRentons BridgeRentons Bridge03 July 201803 July 2019

Due to the current dry weather we have raised the water levels of the Ripon Canal and therefore there is a reduced air draft at Rentons Bridge close to Ripon Motor boat club Marina. 


This will be ongoing until such time as the levels of water in the River Skell increase which is our source of water for the Ripon Canal.


Can skippers of large craft please slow down and approach the bridge with caution, checking the water level indicator on the side of the bridge to calculate the current air draft.


During the current dry spell, to conserve water resources on the Ripon canal, please share passage through the locks where possible.










03 Jul 18 18:48:07

1772Gloucester and Sharpness CanalGloucester DocksGloucester Docks28 September 201828 September 2019We are currently experiencing a build-up of silt in the main Gloucester Basin.

Available depth ranges from 1.50m to 2.00m across the basin. We are in the process of looking to bring forward our planned January dredging programme in response to this situation.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and advise boaters to exercise caution navigating the basin.

Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please see -

or contact -

Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or

Customer Service Desk on 03030 404040

Or you can e-mail - enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk

In the case of an emergency please ring

Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

 

05 Nov 18 18:55:26

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

40Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union)Watford Bottom Lock No 1Watford Top Lock No 726 March 201831 March 2019Watford Locks Summer/Winter Volunteer Lock Keeper availability times for 2017/18 have been confirmed.

Volunteer Lock Keepers will be available between these hours to assist you through the flight. Please note this flight will be accessible outside these hours however no assistance will be available from the Trust.

If you require the assistance of volunteer lock keepers please allow yourself plenty of time to ensure passage. It takes approximately 45 minutes to pass through the flight. Please be advised there may be a queue to enter the flight during busy periods.

Last assisted boat passage through the lock will be 45 minutes prior to the times posted below.

16 March 2017 - 2 April 2017

Mon - Thurs, 9:00am to 3:30pm (last assisted boat in 2:45pm)

Fri - Sun, 9:00am to 3:30pm (last assisted boat in 2:45pm)

3 April 2017 – 23 April 2017

Mon - Thurs, 8:00am to 5:00pm (last assisted boat in 4:15pm)

Fri - Sun, 8:00am to 6:00pm (last assisted boat in 5:15pm)

24 April 2017 – 10 September 2017

Mon - Thurs, 8:00am to 7:00pm (last assisted boat in 6:15pm)

Fri - Sun, 8:00am to 7:00pm (last assisted boat in 6:15pm)

11 September 2017 – 22 October 2017

Mon - Thurs, 9:00am to 4:00pm (last assisted boat in 3:15pm)

Fri - Sun, 9:00am to 5:00pm (last assisted boat in 4:15pm)

23 October 2017 – 1 April 2018

Mon - Thurs, 9:00am to 3:30pm (last assisted boat in 2:45pm)

Fri - Sun, 9:00am to 3:30pm (last assisted boat in 2:45pm)

 

26 May 18 21:51:16

1754Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge26 March 201826 March 2019Update on 01/11/2018:
Opening hours for the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from 26th March 2018 – 24th March 2019

Monday 1st November to 24th March 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Canal and River Severn will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks will be unmanned: Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper lode.

Lock bookings for the River Severn from can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock, 24 hours prior to passage on 01452 310832.

For passage through Sims and Rea Bridges contact Hempstead Bridge on 01452 521880.

For passage through Cambridge Bridge contact Patch Bridge 01453 890324.

For passage through Sellars Bridge contact Parkend Bridge on 01452 720016.

 

01 Nov 18 20:00:57

1758Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge26 March 201826 March 2019Update on 01/11/2018:
Opening hours for the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from 26th March 2018 – 24th March 2019

Monday 1st November to 24th March 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Canal and River Severn will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks will be unmanned: Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper lode.

Lock bookings for the River Severn from can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock, 24 hours prior to passage on 01452 310832.

For passage through Sims and Rea Bridges contact Hempstead Bridge on 01452 521880.

For passage through Cambridge Bridge contact Patch Bridge 01453 890324.

For passage through Sellars Bridge contact Parkend Bridge on 01452 720016.

 

01 Nov 18 20:01:12

1759Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge26 March 201826 March 2019Update on 01/11/2018:
Opening hours for the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from 26th March 2018 – 24th March 2019

Monday 1st November to 24th March 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Canal and River Severn will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks will be unmanned: Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper lode.

Lock bookings for the River Severn from can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock, 24 hours prior to passage on 01452 310832.

For passage through Sims and Rea Bridges contact Hempstead Bridge on 01452 521880.

For passage through Cambridge Bridge contact Patch Bridge 01453 890324.

For passage through Sellars Bridge contact Parkend Bridge on 01452 720016.

 

01 Nov 18 20:01:04

1514Macclesfield CanalBosley Top Lock No 1Bosley Bottom Lock No 1223 July 201823 July 2019

Update on 28/09/2018:

In the latter half of September the Macclesfield & Peak Forest Canal reservoirs have benefited from significant rainfall, resulting in an increase in water levels both in the reservoirs and the canal. We appreciate this summer has seen significant disruption to our boating customers and many need to return to home and winter moorings. We are now in a position to re-open the canal at the Bosley Flight on 6th October.


However to try and conserve water, we will initially operate with restrictions between 8am and 1pm daily  


• Last passage at lock 1 and lock 12  will be at 1pm, this is to allow our teams to assist boats through the flight.


We will review these restrictions during the first week with the aim of removing them as soon as possible.


The Bosley Flight will then close on the 5th November to allow the winter works at Locks 8 and Lock 12 to be completed. (The winter works stoppage notices will be updated to reflect time duration changes).

28 Sep 18 18:19:41

1113Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Blisworth Tunnel North EndBlisworth Tunnel North End10 August 201810 August 2019

Wide Beam boats wishing to travel through the tunnel must book passage. 


Passage is available Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) at 8am only and must be booked 48hrs in advance.


Please call 0303 040 4040 and ask to be put through to the Newark Admin Team or you can email us at -


enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk


Tunnel length: 2,812m, travel time: 45 minutes










14 Sep 18 22:05:38

1114Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton)Braunston Tunnel (East end)Braunston Tunnel (East end)10 August 201810 August 2019

Wide Beam boats wishing to travel through the tunnel must book passage. 


Passage is available Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays) at 8am only and must be booked 48hrs in advance.


Please call 0303 040 4040 and ask to be put through to the Newark Admin Team or email us at -


enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk


Tunnel length: 1873m, travel time: 30 minutes










14 Sep 18 22:06:18

1115Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal)Saddington Tunnel (Northwest end)Saddington Tunnel (Northwest end)10 August 201810 August 2019

Wide Beam boats wishing to travel through the tunnel must book passage. 


Passage is available Monday - Friday at 8am only and must be booked 48hrs in advance.


Please call 0303 040 4040 and ask to be put through to the Newark Admin Team or you can email us at -  


enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk


Tunnel length: 808m, travel time: 15 minutes










10 Aug 18 19:36:59

1084Grand Union Canal (Hertford Union Canal)Hertford Union Top Lock No 1Hertford Union Top Lock No 110 August 201810 August 2019Following the long period of dry hot weather there are continued low flows of water from the river tributaries that feed the Grand Union Canal, including the Paddington Arm. This is also the only supply of water for the Regent’s Canal through Hampstead Rd Locks in Camden and this is having a direct impact on the water levels on this long stretch of water (The Paddington Arm). Whenever water is passed through Camden to feed the Regent’s the level drops. Due to these constant low levels we have had to take the difficult decision to put in place temporary overnight lock closures in key locations to preserve water.

The following locks will be closed from Friday 10 August 2018 between 21:00pm - 07:00am  every night.  

 •            Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock only.

•             Regent’s - Hampstead Rd Lock both locks

•             Regent’s – Acton’s Lock top gates

•             Regent’s – Old Ford Lock – top gates

•             Regent’s – Mile End Lock -top gates

•             Hertford Union – Lock 1 – top gates

We are monitoring the situation constantly and will look at reopening the locks as soon as practically possible please be patient during this unprecedented time and contact us on 0303 040 4040 for local updates and further information.

You can report any environmental incidents including fish in distress or very low river flows and reservoir levels to our customer service number 0303 040 4040 or 0800 47 999 47 or use the Environment Agency incident hotline 0800 80 70 60 (Freephone, 24-Hours).

You can view the Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock notice and its online map here:

You can view the Regents Canal notice and its online map here:

 

08 Aug 18 20:31:01

1478Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Norton to Gayton)Buckby Lock No 8Buckby Lock No 1101 October 201801 October 2019The Met Office declared this summer as being the joint hottest on record, with only 61% of average rainfall received.

 

As we move into Autumn the weather may be cooler, but we are still feeling the effects of the dry summer. Streams feeding canals are drier than normal, and our reservoirs are lower than usual for this time of year.

 

We are reluctantly having to introduce further measures to manage the risk of reservoir running out of water before the start of winter stoppage season.

 

Lock opening hours are being tightened to further control canal demands. Shorter days of lock operation will also provide the back pumps with more time to transfer water from up from the river’s Tone and Ouse (providing an alternative source of water to our depleted reservoirs).

 

Even despite recent storms and heavy rainfall our reservoirs in this part of the network are relatively slow to refill. It takes more than a few storms to provide water for a summer of navigation. We will be watching weather patterns develop over the coming autumn and winter months hoping for a positive response in reservoirs over the winter.

 

As we monitor the impact of storms and periods of wet weather we will continue to review our canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum.

 

You can find out more about how we manage our water at  or contact us Water.Information@canalrivertrust.org.uk

 

27 Sep 18 19:40:30

1730Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Wigan Top Lock No 65Wigan Lock 21 No 8530 October 201830 October 2019

Since the re-opening of the Wigan Flight; Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, we have been carefully reviewing the situation of our reservoir holdings. Due to the sensitive nature of the flight and to oversee safe use, as of Tuesday 30 October 2018 we will be implementing the following restrictions;



8.30am – 10am to facilitate entry on to the flight
12.30pm – 2pm to allow exit off the flight

The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.  Overnight mooring on the flight will be permitted only at Rose Bridge (between Locks 77 & 78).   Roving lock keepers will be on the Wigan Flight daily to oversee the passages and ensure the water levels are maintained.  This is not an assisted passage and staff will be around to help customers when needed. 


Full assistance is available for single handed boaters on Thursday mornings at 8:30am. Our Wigan Lock keepers can be contacted direct on 01942 405774 if you have any questions or want to report an issue on the flight.  Our Wigan Flight team will endeavour to help with any issues. Please bear with us as we may already be dealing with other urgent jobs.


Overnight restrictions will also be implemented at Poolstock Locks, along with Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock).  These locks will be opened at 8am and locked at 4pm daily.


These restrictions will be in place until further notice.










29 Oct 18 19:27:03

1731Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Ell Meadow Lock No 89Wigan Junction30 October 201830 October 2019

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, as of Tuesday 30 October we will be implementing overnight restrictions in the Wigan central area.


Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Lock 1, Poolstock Lock on the Leigh Branch will be opened at 8am and locked at 4pm daily.


The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.


These restrictions will be in place until further notice.










29 Oct 18 19:29:26

1707River Witham (Boston to the Wash)Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 3Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 301 November 201831 March 2019 Between the 1st November 2018 and the 31st March 2019, Boston Lock will now be operated within the winter booking system. 

 

23 Oct 18 21:24:09

1645Rochdale CanalTuel Lane Lock No 3Tuel Lane Lock No 306 November 201814 March 2019From Tuesday 6th November until Thursday 14th March 2019, there will not be a permanent lock keeper present at Tuel Lock.

First passage is available from 09.00am and last passage is at 2.30pm, seven days a week by giving 48 hours notice during office hours.

Please contact 0303 0404040 to make your booking

Please do not enter the tunnel (below lock 3) whilst boats are in lock 3

Locks 1 and 3 will be padlocked outside of the hours specified above

 

18 Oct 18 19:19:43

1509Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Wigan Lock 21 No 85Holme Bridge Lock No 3026 November 201826 November 2019
Update on 21/11/2018:
Further to the listed flight restrictions below, we will be opening the Wigan Flight to navigation on Thursdays only. The time restrictions will remain in place and they are as follows;
•           8.30am – 10am to facilitate entry on to the flight
•           12.30pm – 2pm to allow exit off the flight
Please note bookings are not required for the flight, however, assistance on the Wigan flight will still be available to single handed boaters or those of a crew of two people but one cannot assist with lock work for health reasons. This can be booked by calling 03030 404040 and asking to speak with the North-West office. This service available on Thursdays and is subject to availability.
Johnson's Hillock and Blackburn Locks will remain open with no restrictions, however, movement will be monitored and this decision is subject to change. We kindly request customers check all gates and paddles are closed after use and to share locks where possible.
Update on 19/11/2018:
The Saturday opening times are as follows.
 
21 Nov 18 13:00:02

1911River Thames (tidal section)South West India Dock EntranceSouth West India Dock Entrance27 November 201827 November 2019Until further notice West India lock will be available only during the following times  08:00-16:00 Monday – Friday

For movements outside of these hours, please contact the London Southeast enquiries team allowing at least 48 hour’s notice of any locking requirements outside of these times.

We will try to accommodate all future pre booked lock movements.

 

27 Nov 18 22:27:38

25Chesterfield Canal (Retford to the Trent)West Stockwith LockWest Stockwith Lock01 December 201831 December 2018
Date Times
1st 10:00 - 16:00
2nd 10:00 - 16:00
3rd 10:00 - 16:00
4th 10:00 - 16:00
5th 07:00 - 13:00
6th 07:00 - 13:00
7th 07:00 - 13:00
8th 07:00 - 13:00
9th 07:00 - 13:00
10th 07:00 - 13:00
11th 07:00 - 13:00
12th 08:00 - 14:00
13th 08:00 - 14:00
14th 09:00 - 15:00
15th 10:00 - 16:00
16th 10:00 - 16:00
17th 10:00 - 16:00
18th 10:00 - 16:00
19th 10:00 - 16:00
20th 10:00 - 16:00
21st 07:00 - 13:00
22nd 07:00 - 13:00
23rd 07:00 - 13:00
24th 07:00 - 13:00
25th 07:00 - 13:00
26th 07:00 - 13:00
27th 08:00 - 14:00
28th 09:00 - 15:00
29th 10:00 - 16:00
30th 10:00 - 16:00
23 Nov 18 16:00:04

1706Fossdyke CanalTorksey LockTorksey Lock01 December 201831 December 2018
Date Time
1st 10:00 - 16:00
2nd 10:00 - 16:00
3rd 10:00 - 16:00
4th 07:00 - 13:00
5th 07:00 - 13:00
6th 07:00 - 13:00
7th 07:00 - 13:00
8th 07:00 - 13:00
9th 08:00 - 14:00
10th 08:00 - 14:00
11th 09:00 - 15:00
12th 09:00 - 15:00
13th 10:00 - 16-00
14th 10:00 - 16-00
15th 10:00 - 16:00
16th 10:00 - 16:00
17th 10:00 - 16:00
18th 10:00 - 16:00
19th 07:00 - 13:00
20th 07:00 - 13:00
21st 07:00 - 13:00
22nd 07:00 - 13:00
23rd 07:00 - 13:00
24th 07:00 - 13:00
25th 08:00 - 16:00
26th 09:00 - 17:00
27th 10:00 - 16:00
28th 10:00 - 16:00
29th 10:00 - 16:00
30th 10:00 - 16:00
12 Nov 18 12:00:01

1764River Ouse : Yorkshire (non-tidal section)Scarborough Railway BridgeScarborough Railway Bridge03 December 201811 March 2019

Work will be taking place on behalf of York City Council on Scarborough Rail footbridge. They will be replacing the existing footbridge.


This will require restrictions to river traffic as follows:


3rd to 7th December 2019. 2 days North span closed, and 3 days South span closed. During the closure the other span will be unrestricted for river traffic.


11th March to 15th March 2019. 2 days North span closed, and 3 days South span closed. During the closure the other span will be unrestricted for river traffic.


Restrictions to alternate spans will also occur on Saturdays over night (22.00 to 06.00) on 9th February 2019, 23rd February 2019, and 2nd March 2019.


Skippers of all crafts - please slow down and approach the area with care. Follow the site instructions for which span to use.










02 Nov 18 18:55:46

2010River Trent (non-tidal section)Nether Lock No 10Nether Lock No 1014 December 201818 December 2018

Due to further M&E works at this site craft will only be able to pass through the lock in-between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm.


Please bear with us when arriving in-between these times as there may be a short hold up whilst the engineers on site get you on your way.


We apologise for any inconvenience.


Please proceed with care and follow advice on site.










14 Dec 18 21:15:17