Adjacent to Atlas Road, north of Bridge 7, Paddington Arm.


From Date: 18/02/2021 08:00

To Date: 21/02/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal)

Starts at: Bridge 8C (Railway)

Ends at: Bridge 7B (Railway)

Upstream winding hole: Alperton

Downstream winding hole: Junction with the Regents Canal / Little Venice


26/11/2020 16:33

Contractors working on behalf of HS2 have now confirmed their timetable for installing a temporary bridge across the canal. 

The navigation will now be fully closed on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th February 2021.  Restricted passage will be allowed on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February; please follow guidance by the contractors on site.  The navigation will be fully open from Monday 22nd February 2021. 

The towpath will remain closed from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st February.


A closure is required, for contractors working on behalf of HS2, to install a Bailey-type temporary bridge across the canal.  Once sited, the bridge will be secured into place while the canal and towpath are open. 

The dates for this work are provisional at present but will be confirmed as soon as possible.  Alternative dates being considered are: February 18th/19th 2021 and March 11th/12th 2021.

04/05/2020:  The information above is a draft notice of works planned as part of our winter 2020/21 stoppages programme.  This is subject to change depending on the latest advice from the UK government on coronavirus.  Please follow our guidance relating to coronavirus when using the canals and towpaths