Stoppages & Restrictions Listings

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Winter stoppages 2019-2020: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/report/winter-notices.pdf

CRT Enquiries: 03030 404040 unless indicated otherwise

For River Thames: www.gov.uk/river-thames-conditions-closures-restrictions-and-lock-closures.

For River Great Ouse: please contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and ask for the Great Ouse Waterways team

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Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

Sheffield & South Yorkshire Nav

Start date: May 11, 2022
Est. end if know: May 21, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Upstream Long Sandal Lock
Starts At: Long Sandal Lock
Ends At: Bridge 73, Railway

ADVICE (11am Wednesday 11 May 2022 until further notice)

We have been advised of an underwater obstruction upstream of Long Sandal lock.

The obstruction is close to the disused concrete jetty, near the Travellers site.

Craft should slow down and approach with caution, the obstruction is left of the centre channel towpath side.

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. 

River Ouse

Start date: May 10, 2022
Est. end if know: May 29, 2022
Planned Stoppages | Stoppages & Restrictions

Goole Railway Bridge

RESTRICTION (7am Monday 23 May until 5pm Saturday 28 May 2022)

Update on 11/05/2022:

These works have now been delayed until W/C 23 May 2022.

This is due to the contractors having mechanical issues with their safety craft.

Please see the information below when planning your passage.  

Update on 11/05/2022:

These works have now been delayed until W/C 23 May 2022.

This is due to the contractors having mechanical issues with the safety craft.

RESTRICTION (7am Tuesday 10 May until 5pm Saturday 14 May 2022)

Contractors for Network Rail are undertaking inspections of the underwater bridge structure.

During these inspections divers will be operating, all craft approaching the bridge should slow down and follow advice from the safety boat  at the bridge.

The diving contractors should be contacted prior to commencing passage:

Contact Numbers:

  • Diving Supervisor :   07989 474792
  •  
  • Vessel MV Anne Marie : Contactable via VHF  :
  •     Call sign 2JOH2

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.

Oxford Canal

Start date: May 10, 2022
Est. end if know: May 17, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Boughton/ Brownsover Elsan

Water Point, Brownsover

Update on 11/05/2022:

The blockage has now been cleared.

ADVICE (12noon Tuesday 10 May 2022 until further notice)

Please bear with us whilst we get the blockage in the Elsan cleared, contractors have been contacted.

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Cnl

Start date: May 10, 2022
Est. end if know: May 17, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Wildside Activity Centre Customer Service Facility
Towpath Access – Tunstall Water Bridge

ADVICE (12noon Tuesday 10 May 2022 until further notice)

We have a blocked shower drain in the facility, please bear with us whilst contractors attend.

River Nene

Start date: May 10, 2022
Est. end if know: December 31, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

All locks

ADVICE (Tuesday 10 May 2022 until further notice)

We would like to issue a polite reminder to all boaters to please
leave the Locks in the correct position when navigating along the
River Nene.

The guillotine gate should be raised up and V doors completely
closed.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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.

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.  

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. 

Weaver Navigation

Start date: May 6, 2022
Est. end if know: May 16, 2022
Planned Stoppages | Stoppages & Restrictions

:Running Event
Starts At: Anderton Boat Lift
Ends At: Hunts Small Lock

EVENT (5pm Thursday 5 May until 4pm Sunday 15 May 2022)

We are pleased to welcome a running event, organised by The Running Bee Foundation, on Sunday 15th May 2022.  The event will start at Anderton Boat Lift joining the towpath on the River Weaver to Hunts Lock finishing back at Anderton Boat Lift, from 9:30am till 1:00pm.

Whilst navigation and towpath will remain open, please approach the area with caution and listen to any advice from the safety marshals along the course.

Rochdale Canal

Start date: May 5, 2022
Est. end if know: May 11, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 92 Castlefield

Update on 09/05/2022:

We are pleased to advise the repairs to Lock 92 on the Rochdale Canal have been completed and navigation to all crafts has resumed.

RESTRICTION (4.45pm Wednesday 4 May 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised navigation is restricted to narrowboat access only at Lock 92 on the Rochdale Canal due to an issue with the towpath side tailgate. Our local team have started repairs and anticipate navigation to wide beams will resume on Monday once the concrete has set.

An update will be provided on Monday, 9 May.

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.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Start date: May 5, 2022
Est. end if know: May 17, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 46, Townfield Lock – Off Side

Update on 11/05/2022:

Our Reactive Response Team will be onsite today to start the repairs to the damaged brickwork within the chamber walls of Lock 46, Offside Townfield Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Navigation remains open via Lock 46, Towpath Side Townfield Lock whilst these works are carried out.

We anticipate the works will take 2-3 days and update will be provided by Friday 13 May.

Update on 04/05/2022:

Please be advised Lock 46, Offside Townfield Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal remains out of operation whilst our teams plan works to repair the damaged brickwork within the chamber walls which is preventing safe operation of the lock.

Navigation remains open via Lock 46, Towpath Side Townfield Lock.

Our North West Reactive Response Team are currently organising a method of repair and a start date for these works.

An update will be provided Wednesday 11 May.