Worcester & Birmingham Canal/New Mainline

Start date: July 23, 2022
End date: July 28, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Planned Stoppages

Queen’s Baton Relay, Mailbox to the Sea Life Centre, Birmingham New Main Line

Intersection of: Salvage Turn Bridge to Aqueduct 6, Holiday Street on Worcester & Birmingham Canal
Bar Lock Footbridge, Gas Street to Brewmasters Bridge, Private on New Mainline

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (5-7pm Wednesday 27 July 2022)

Update on 25/07/2022:

Please be advised there may also be other brief stoppages throughout the day whilst security measures are put in place but these will be minimal.

To accommodate the boats carrying the baton, there will be several moorings reserved and unavailable by Gas Street and Holiday Wharf.

However, all other visitor moorings will remain available  and we welcome boaters to use them to help celebrate and be a part of this wonderful event.

Original message:

To allow for the passage of the Queen’s Baton Relay in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games the following closure will be in place:

The navigation will be closed from the Mailbox to the Sea Life Centre on Wednesday 27th July from 5pm – 7pm.

The towpath will remain open but it is likely to be quite busy between 4:30pm – 7pm, so we would kindly ask cyclists to dismount or use alternative routes.

Please also be advised that there will be no moorings from the Mailbox to the Sea Life Centre from 9am – 7pm.