Still No Date for Grand Union Canal Towpath Reopening

Work continues to make damaged warehouse canopy safe

Towpath closure


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The towpath by the Brentford Basin on the Grand Union Canal remains closed with no set date as yet for reopening. There is a diversion in place from the Holiday Inn via Brentford Train Station onto the A4.

The Canal and River Trust (CRT) have closed the towpath after a section of the hanger next to the path was damaged. CRT say they are working with the owners of the hanger to get everything back to normal as soon as possible.

James Stockdale, Development Manager, Brentford Lock West, who own the building, said, “We are aware that a section of warehouse canopy that overhangs the towpath has suffered some damage. The safety of the general public and all users of the towpath is paramount and as such, we acted quickly by cordoning off the affected area. We have appointed a relevant contractor to carry out the repairs and we are currently in the process of securing the necessary permits and permissions for this work to be completed. We appreciate that this is causing an inconvenience for all of those who use the towpath and we would like to offer our reassurances that we are doing all we can to ensure that it is made safe and re-opened to the public as soon as possible.”

Boats are asked not to moor on the towpath under the hanger.

Canal location

August 17, 2018

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