Paddington Arm: Between Bridge 8C (Railway) - Bridge 7Ba(Footbridge)


From Date: 06/01/2020 09:00

To Date: 31/08/2020 23:59 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal)

Starts at: Bridge 8C (Railway)

Ends at: Bridge 7Ba (Footbridge)


20/05/2020 16:36

Works now extended to 31 August 2020  due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent delays to the ongoing construction works in this location. There are no changes to the scope of work.

01/05/2020 15:45

Works extended from 30 April to 30 June 2020


UKPN Ltd will be installing a new electricity cable within the towpath side cutting slope. This will require the installation of a 400m long section of pipework within the hole drilled below ground.

To facilitate this work, vegetation clearance and floating of the cable pipework will remove the opportunity to moor along this section of canal for the duration of the works. During the vegetation clearance, the towpath will be diverted onto a floating pontoon system in the canal, which will run parallel to the towpath. During this time, there will be a slight reduction in the navigation width; however, this should not impede passage through the area. 

We kindly ask boaters to observe local signage and proceed with care. For further assistance, please contact our Customer Service team on 03030 404040.