Weaver Navigation/Trent & Mersey Canal

Start date: July 26, 2022
End date: August 16, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Anderton Boat Lift

Intersection of: Anderton Boat Lift to Anderton Boat Lift on Weaver Navigation and
Basin Footbridge, Anderton Boat Lift to Basin Footbridge, Anderton Boat Lift on Trent & Mersey Canal

Update on 29/07/2022:

We are extremely sorry to inform our customers that the Anderton Boat Lift will remain closed until further notice. We have attempted a temporary repair of the mechanism that failed a routine safety test on Monday; however we have concluded that we will need to keep the lift closed to undertake further detailed analysis and complete significant repairs to the gate mechanisms that allow water in and out of the caissons. 

Our North West Customer Support team are now contacting all those customers who have booked passages that are affected by the closure. We are working hard to understand how long the lift will remain closed, we will update on the repair programme as soon as we can. We are working through alternative passage options for our customers that may need to get onto or off the River Weaver Navigation. If you would like to speak with the team to discuss your booking or how this closure may affect your cruising plans, please call us on 0303 040 4040.

We are hugely disappointed about this turn of events and are very sorry for the disruption that this will cause our customers.  We’re committed to reopening the lift as soon as possible and thank you for your ongoing support.

A further update will be provided by Friday 12th August or sooner if we have anything to share with our customers

Update on 26/07/2022:

Please be advised Anderton Boat Lift remains closed following further repair attempts today. Our teams will need to continue undertaking further investigations this week.

Due to this, all passages this week will be cancelled.  Our North West Customer Support Team are now contacting all those affected. If you would like to speak with the team to discuss your booking, please call us on 0303 040 4040.

We apologise for the inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause our boating customers.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (4.30pm Monday 25 July 2022 until further notice)

Following routine testing on the Anderton Boat Lift today, a defect has been notified meaning we cannot safely operate the Lift. We have a method of repair and will be back onsite tomorrow, Tuesday 26 July to carry out the works.

Due to this, all passages tomorrow, Tuesday 26 July will be cancelled.  Our North West Customer Support Team are now contacting all those affected. If you would like to speak with the team to discuss your booking, please call us on 0303 040 4040.