Adjacent to University Station, Worcester & Birmingham Canal


From Date: 23/01/2022 00:00

To Date: 24/01/2022 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 82, University Avenue

Upstream winding hole: Gas Street Basin

Downstream winding hole: Kings Norton Junction


The navigation and towpath will be closed for third party works. During this period, the canal and towpath will be open between 10.00 -11.00 and 14.00 -15.00 on Sunday afternoon 23rd January 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 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.