Lock 71, Kings Langley - assisted passage times for narrowboats only (currently not widebeams)

Detail

From Date: 18/07/2020 10:00

To Date: 07/09/2020 06:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Grand Union Canal

Starts at: Lock 71

Ends at: Lock 71

Upstream winding hole: Lock 70

Downstream winding hole: Lock 72

Updates

25/08/2020 14:11

Please be advised that Kings Langley, Lock 71 is open for narrowboat assisted passage on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August) from 10 am - 11 pm and from 2 pm - 3 pm. Also, on Saturday the 5th of September and Sunday the 6th of September, the lock will be open from 10 am - 2 pm.

For more information or further assistance, please contact our Customer Support Team at Enquiries.londonsoutheast@canalrivertrust.org.uk.

24/08/2020 15:24

Navigation will be closed to both narrow and wide-beams from 6:00am Monday 7 September until 18:00pm Monday 14 September as Lock 71 Kings Langley as the Lock will be emptied (de-watered) whilst gate replacement works are carried out.

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/18188/lock-gate-repairs-to-lock-71-kings-langley-grand-union

Pleases note that the last staff assisted passage for narrow beam craft only before this navigation closure will be on Friday 4 September 

10:00 am (gates will be locked at 11:00hrs)

14:00pm (gates will be locked at 15:00rs)

29/07/2020 15:44

update on times 10am and 2pm

Lock 71 will be opening again to narrow beam craft only from Thursday 30 July 2020 with the following rules in place.

Nobody is to be on the boat when it passes through the lock The lock will be operated by Trust Staff only Boats will be manoeuvred into the lock using ropes by Trust staff

Staff assisted passage for narrow beam craft only will be available twice a day, Monday to Friday at the following times.

10:00 am (gates will be locked at 11:00hrs)

14:00pm (gates will be locked at 15:00rs)

Pre-booking is not required

IMPORTANT

Trust staff will monitor the gate throughout the operation and if they have any concerns or anything moves then the operation will have to cease until further engineering assessment is undertaken.

New lock gates are being manufactured and investigations to determine if a temporary repair can be undertaken are still ongoing. As and when this additional information is available the notice will be updated accordingly

FOR IVINGHOE LOCK 32 STOPPAGE PLEASE SEE

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/17934-ivinghoe-lock-32-passage-for-narrowboats-only-currently-not-widebeams

29/07/2020 14:57

update on times

Lock 71 will be opening again to narrow beam craft only from Thursday 30 July 2020 with the following rules in place.

  • Nobody is to be on the boat when it passes through the lock
  • The lock will be operated by Trust Staff only
  • Boats will be manoeuvred into the lock using ropes by Trust staff

Staff assisted passage for narrow beam craft only will be available twice a day, Monday to Friday at the following times.

  • 10:00 am (gates will be locked at 11:00hrs)
  • 15:00 pm 14:00pm (gates will be locked at 16:00hrs 15:00rs)

Pre-booking is not required

IMPORTANT

Trust staff will monitor the gate throughout the operation and if they have any concerns or anything moves then the operation will have to cease until further engineering assessment is undertaken.

New lock gates are being manufactured and investigations to determine if a temporary repair can be undertaken are still ongoing. As and when this additional information is available the notice will be updated accordingly

FOR IVINGHOE LOCK 32 STOPPAGE PLEASE SEE

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/17934-ivinghoe-lock-32-passage-for-narrowboats-only-currently-not-widebeams

29/07/2020 14:51

Lock 71 will be opening again to narrow beam craft only from Thursday 30 July 2020 with the following rules in place.

  • Nobody is to be on the boat when it passes through the lock
  • The lock will be operated by Trust Staff only
  • Boats will be manoeuvred into the lock using ropes by Trust staff

Staff assisted passage for narrow beam craft only will be available twice a day, Monday to Friday at the following times.

  • 10:00 am (gates will be locked at 11:00hrs)
  • 15:00 pm (gates will be locked at 16:00hrs)

Pre-booking is not required

IMPORTANT

Trust staff will monitor the gate throughout the operation and if they have any concerns or anything moves then the operation will have to cease until further engineering assessment is undertaken.

New lock gates are being manufactured and investigations to determine if a temporary repair can be undertaken are still ongoing. As and when this additional information is available the notice will be updated accordingly

FOR IVINGHOE LOCK 32 STOPPAGE PLEASE SEE

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/17934-ivinghoe-lock-32-passage-for-narrowboats-only-currently-not-widebeams

24/07/2020 15:02

Currently the lock remains closed and no boats can go through. We are still looking to see if we can do something to at least get the lock open to narrow beam. 

20/07/2020 12:50

The lock and gate have been made safe and engineers have been to site this morning. Unfortunately a repair isn’t possible and new lock gates are required to be manufactured to enable this lock to be fully open.

Our construction teams are mobilising equipment to look to see if we can do something to at least get the lock open to narrow beam craft until the gates can be replaced. We will update this notice by Friday 24 July

Description

We will provide an update week commencing 20th July 2020 once engines have been to site to assess the damage.