Past Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

Grand Union Canal

Start date: May 12, 2022
Est. end if know: May 13, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 51, Blisworth Mill

RESTRICTION (Thursday 12 May 2022)

In advance of the planned filming event on the canal on the 1st and 2nd of June, production company Broke & Bones Productions Limited will be carrying out a tactile survey of the canal walls and bed by deploying personnel in dry-suits into the water. 

Please approach with caution and wait if requested while personnel are extracted from the canal to allow safe passage

Macclesfield Canal

Start date: May 12, 2022
Est. end if know: May 14, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 49, Royal Oak Swingbridge

Update on 12/05/2022:

We are pleased to advise the electrical fault has now been resolved at Bridge 49, Royal Oak Swingbridge on the Macclesfield Canal and navigation has resumed.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (12.15pm Thursday 12 May 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised navigation is currently closed at Bridge 49, Royal Oak Swingbridge on the Macclesfield Canal due to an electrical fault.

Our contractors have been informed and are on their way to site.  

An update will be provided this afternoon.

River Trent

Start date: May 10, 2022
Est. end if know: May 12, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Holme Lock – CSF

ADVICE (Wednesday 11 May 2022)

Due to some work being carried out by contractors, the water will be off on Wednesday 11th May at 10:30am for approximately 5 hours, as they are moving the water line, at Holme Lock CSF. 

This means that unfortunately, there is now no water at Holme Lock The facilities will be temporarily out of action during this time. 

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Start date: May 10, 2022
Est. end if know: May 12, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 68, Toffs Lock, Llangynidr flight

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (7-9am Wednesday 11 May 2022)

Please be advised that we will be working at Lock 68, Toffs Lock, on the morning of 11th May to investigate the reason why the lock is filling so slowly.

This will involve installing the upstream stop planks and carrying out an inspection of the ground paddles and chambers

We expect the work to take a couple of hours and plan to re-open the navigation by 9am to minimise inconvenience.

Aire & Calder Navigation Main Line

Start date: May 9, 2022
Est. end if know: May 10, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 3, Knostrop Lock

Update on 08/05/2022:

Contractors have attended and repaired the hyraulic hose to the power unit. The lock is now open for navigation.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (1.15pm Sunday 8 May 2022 until further notice)

A burst hydraulic pipe to a powerpack on the downstream lock gates has been reported and the lock is inoperable.

Contractors are due to attend this afternoon and undertake a repair. An update will be provided once this is complete.

River Soar

Start date: May 9, 2022
Est. end if know: May 12, 2022
Planned Stoppages | Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 55 – Zouch Lock

RESTRICTION (Tuesday 10 May until Wednesday 11 May 2022)

Between Tuesday 10th May and Wednesday 11th May, there will possible delays at Zouch Lock for up to 45 minutes.  

This is for essential works to install some new deflectors to the top gates.

Please follow any advice given on site.  

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Start date: May 9, 2022
Est. end if know: May 14, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 26 West
Up Stream Winding Hole: North of Lock 32W
Down Stream Winding Hole: Wool Road Services

Update on 11/05/2022:

We are pleased to advise the repair to Lock 26 West on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal has been successful and is back open to navigation. Please note the current operating times between Lock 24W and Lock 32W on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal here.

Update on 09/05/2022:

Please be advised navigation remains closed at Lock 26 West on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal due to a damaged cill.

Our teams have come up with a method of repair and we anticipate the works will take 2 days to complete.

A further update will be provided Wednesday afternoon, 11 May.  

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (9.45am Monday 9 May 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised navigation is closed at Lock 26 West on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal due to a suspected damaged cill.

Our teams are aware and on their way to site. An update will be provided this afternoon.

Aylesbury Arm (Grand Union Canal)

Start date: May 9, 2022
Est. end if know: May 14, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 1
Ends At: Lock 9
Up Stream Winding Hole: Marsworth junction above lock 1 Aylesbury Arm
Down Stream Winding Hole: Below lock 13 Aylesbury Arm

ADVICE (4.30pm Saturday 7 May 2022 until further notice)

Please be aware we are experiencing low water levels on the Aylesbury Arm between Locks 1 to 9, navigation will be difficult between lock 1 and 9  until levels are retrieved. our water control teams are working to resolve. 

Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: May 7, 2022
Est. end if know: May 10, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 27, Padworth Swingbridge

Update on 07/05/2022:

Further to the notice below, please be advised that engineers have diagnosed and fixed the issue, the bridge is now operational.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (6pm Friday 6 May 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised that due to a mechanical issue we have closed the navigation at Padworth swing bridge, Our Engineers are on site and the fault is still under investigation.

We will update this notice when we have further information on reopening the navigation. 

We apologize for the disruption caused and aim to reopen as soon as the fault is diagnosed.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Start date: May 7, 2022
Est. end if know: May 9, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Bridge 119A, Forge Lane Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 123 Newport Lane Bridge

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (5pm Friday 6 May until 9am Saturday 7 May 2022)

We’ve had to temporarily close the canal between Festival Park and Middleport, while the Police deal with an incident.  We’re not expecting delays to last beyond the morning on Saturday 7th May, but will provide further updates if required.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Start date: May 7, 2022
Est. end if know: May 8, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Elsan at Harecastle Tunnel North Portal

Update on 06/05/2022:

The lock has now been fixed and the Elsan is free to use.

ADVICE (1pm Friday 6 May 2022 until further notice)

The Elsan at Harecastle Tunnel North Portal is currently out of use. This is due to the lock being inoperable.

This has been reported and is awaiting repair, please bear with us while we get this issue resolved.

The closest alternative services would be Etruria or Red Bull.

Dudley Tunnel Branch

Start date: May 7, 2022
Est. end if know: May 10, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Black Country Museum Pump out
Todds End CSF

Update on 09/05/2022:

The pump out is now back open for use.

ADVICE (2pm Friday 6 May 2022 until further notice)

Unfortunately, the nozzle for the pump out machine has been damaged and as a result renders the pump out out of use whilst our contractors replace it.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Start date: May 6, 2022
Est. end if know: May 8, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Fallen tree blocking the canal close to Kirkstall Brewery
Starts At: Bridge 222, Kirkstall Brewery Bridge
Ends At: 221B Kirkstall Brewery Timber Footbridge

Update on 06/05/2022:

Contractors attended and successfully removed the fallen tree this afternoon and navigation has re-opened. Thank you for your patience whilst we dealt with this matter.

Update on 06/05/2022:

A tree has fallen down across the towpath blocking the use for towpath users

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10am Friday 6 May 2022 until further notice)

A tree has fallen down across the navigation blocking the navigation.

It has been reported to the local team and we will update the notice when it has been removed.

Shropshire Union Canal

Start date: May 5, 2022
Est. end if know: May 12, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Tower Wharf Customer Service Facilities

Update on 10/05/2022:

We are pleased to advise the elsan and toilet facilities at Tower Wharf Services are now back in operation and open for use.

Update on 06/05/2022:

Our contractors been onsite and further works will be required to unblock the drain at Tower Wharf Services. Until then, the elsan facility and toilet will remain out of use.

An update will be provided on Tuesday afternoon, 10th May

ADVICE (8am Thursday 5 May 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised the elsan facility at Tower Wharf Customer Service Facilities is currently out of use due to a problem with the drains.

There are alternative toilets which our customers can use across the canal at Chester New Facilities but there is no elsan available at this site.

Contractors have been informed and we anticipate their attendance on site tomorrow.

An update will be provided Friday afternoon, 6th May.