Keadby Rail Drawbridge - Restricted passage times.

Detail

From Date: 16/07/2022 07:00

To Date: 03/10/2023 07:45 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Stainforth & Keadby Canal

Updates

06/09/2023 12:44

Network rail have informed us that they experienced difficulties with closing the bridge for Rail traffic this morning,

Therefore to mitigate further issues during this spell of hot weather they will do one movement a day between 0800-0830 with staff on site.

This will continue until Monday morning 11/09 when this will be reviewed with the cooler weather arriving back. 

If this changes we will update the notice. 

05/09/2023 13:13

We have received information from Network Rail that a morning passage will be possible during the hot weather.  This will be at 9am.

We will update this notice when passages will be returning to twice daily.

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

05/09/2023 11:09

Network Rail have advised that there will be no swing available until 12 hours after the temperature drops below 26 degrees.

It may be possible to be swung in mornings, this will be a decision of Network Rail. 

Boaters can be advised to keep in contact with the lockkeeper, who can advise on updates.

07733 124611.

05/09/2023 10:45

The bridge continues to close when the temperature on track rises above 26 degrees. This week in particular we are expecting high temperatures and therefore Network Rail will not be able to operate the structure.

05/09/2023 09:32

We have been informed by Network Rail, due to the predicted hot weather forecast, there will be no passages until further notice.

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

09/06/2023 15:58

Due to the extreme weather forecast, there will be no 1pm passage available on Saturday 10th June, Sunday 11th June and Monday 12th June. 

The 9am passage will still go ahead on these days. 

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

08/12/2022 12:03

Network Rail are on strike:

13th & 14th December

16th & 17th December

24th, 25th, 26th & 27th December

3rd & 4th January 

6th & 7th January

This will mean there will be no passages through the Rail Bridge and a navigation closure will be put in place on these dates. 

The assisted passages will resume after the industrial action has taken place at 9:00am and 13:00pm daily.

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

03/11/2022 11:14

Network Rail are on strike from the 4th November until the 10th November.

This will mean there will be no passages through the Rail Bridge on that date.  The assisted passages will resume 11th November 9:00am and 13:00pm

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

21/09/2022 11:48

Network Rail have informed us there is no change to the restricted passage times - this is due to a long term maintenance issue, therefore passage will be at 9am and 1pm daily. 

For any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

11/08/2022 13:22

We have been advised by Network Rail that the current heatwave is now forecast to extend and include Sunday 14/8/22. 

This means that on Wednesday 10/8/22 – Sunday 14/8/22 they will only be able to operate the bridge once a day at 0900 hours. 

From Monday 15/8/22 they will revert to operating a maximum of 2 times a day at 0900 and 1300 so long as the air temperature is no higher than 26 degrees. 

In addition to this due to Industrial action planned to take place next week on Thursday 18th August and Saturday 20th August the bridge will not be available to operate on those dates.

Assuming the temperature is no higher than 26 degrees then the operating times next week will be as follows:

Monday 15/8/22 – Wednesday 17/8/22 at  0900 and 1300

Thursday 18/8/22 No openings

Friday 19/8/22 at 0900 and 1300

Saturday 20/8/22 No openings

Sunday 21/8/22 at approximately 0900 and 1300

For any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

09/08/2022 07:35

Network rail have advised us due to the weather forecast Wednesday 10/8/22 – Saturday 13/8/22 they will only be able to operate Keadby Canal bridge once a day at approximately 0900 hours.


From Sunday 14/8/22 they will revert to the existing instruction whereby the bridge is operated a maximum of 2 times a day at approximately 0900 and 1300 so long as the air temperature is no higher than 26 degrees.

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

08/08/2022 17:02

Network rail have advised us due to the weather forecast Wednesday 10/8/22 – Saturday 13/8/22 they will only be able to operate Keadby Canal bridge once a day at approximately 0900 hours.

 
From Sunday 14/8/22 they will revert to the existing instruction whereby the bridge is operated a maximum of 2 times a day at approximately 0900 and 1300 so long as the air temperature is no higher than 26 degrees as per the attached email.

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

05/08/2022 11:27

Network rail have informed us that they will allow 2 passages per day until the bridge has been fully repaired.  These will be 9:00am and 13:00pm when their contractors will be onsite to facilitate this. These times are earlier in the day before the heat impacts on the operation of the bridge.

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

26/07/2022 11:23

Please be aware Network Rail are on Strike 27th July therefore there will be no assisted passages on that day. 

26/07/2022 10:48

Network rail have informed us that they will allow 2 passages per day until the bridge has been fully repaired.  These will be 9:00am and 15:00pm when their contractors will be onsite to facilitate this. 

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

25/07/2022 14:55

Network rail have advised that unfortunately the bridge remains closed, they are in discussions with contractors and will update us with any news as soon as possible. 

22/07/2022 13:11

We have been informed by Network Rail that due to breakdowns and a safety issue the bridge will be closed until contractors have rectified the issue.

We will update this notice Monday 25th July

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

For advice you can call the Keadby Lock keeper 07733124611

22/07/2022 11:18

We have been informed by Network Rail that due to breakdowns the bridge will be closed until further notice.

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

21/07/2022 08:32

We have received updated information from Network Rail for the operation of Keadby Rail Bridge as follows:

  • Keadby Rail bridge shall only be operated on two occasions per day at 09:00 and 13:00. Boats wishing to make passage should be at the bridge for this time. Any boats arriving after this time will need to wait for the next passage window.
  • Keadby Canal bridge shall be closed (not operated for canal traffic) following a forecast of greater than 26 degrees air temperature.
  • Once closed due to an air temperature of 26 degrees the bridge shall not be operated until there has been a period of 12 hours below a forecast of 26 degrees air temperature.

These operating criteria will be in use until such a time as we are advised differently by Network Rail.

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

15/07/2022 11:13

Network Rail have just informed us they will open the bridge for one passage and have asked boaters to be at the bridge for 8am and not 9am as previously advised. 

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

15/07/2022 11:13

Network Rail have just informed us they will open the bridge for one passage and have asked boaters to be at the bridge for 8am and not 9am as previously advised. 

Any enquires please ring the Network Rail helpline which is 03457 11 41 41

Description

Network Rail have advised us that the Keadby Rail Drawbridge will not be operational due to the extreme heat from 9am 16/07/22 until further notice. 

We will update the notice as soon as we receive any further information.