University Train Station, Worcester & Birmingham Canal


From Date: 26/09/2021 00:00

To Date: 27/09/2021 05:30 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

Starts at: Bridge 82, University Avenue

Ends at: Bridge 83, Pritchetts Road

Upstream winding hole: Winding Hole, Edgebaston

Downstream winding hole: Winding Hole, near Bridge 79C


The navigation and towpath will be closed for third party works. During this period, the canal and towpath will be open between 12.00 -13.00 and 16.00 -17.00 on Sunday afternoon (26th September) for boats and towpath users to pass through the site.

Volker Fitzpatrick working on behalf of Network Rail, University of Birmingham and WMCA to redevelop University Train Station require a 29-hour closure of the canal and towpath, to lift large sections of the station building framework and canal footbridge across the canal. The canal closure coincides with a closure of the railway.  A towpath diversion route will be displayed at the nearest access points. We kindly ask customers to take extra care when following the diversion route. Thank you for your understanding.

For the latest information regarding Covid-19 and any restrictions or impact it may be having on our waterways please visit