From 14 November CRT will be introducing a new online self-service booking system which will allow boaters to book passage through some of the waterways’ most famous landmarks.
Once it’s up and running, if you’re planning trips through Anderton Boat Lift, Standedge Tunnel, Liverpool Canal Link, Ribble Link and Frankton Lock, or wanting to use Wigan and Ellesmere dry docks, you’ll be able to book up to two years in advance. If it’s popular then they will look to expand online booking to other bookable passages and dry docks across the network.
The say that it is still in the testing phase of development but will announce weblinks and a ‘How to…’ guide nearer the launch date!
EA has updated their web site with the plans for this winter. You can see the details here:
Network Rail tell us that they are to remove some of the old bridges near to Castlefield Basin, Manchester in August as part of the controversial Ordsall Chord rail link. This is very near to Castlefield Basin.
The project details can be seen here, including a detailed map.