Inland Waterways – Page 7

  • Hundreds of shore power connection sites should be installed on Britain's inland waterways says the IWA

    Sustainability requires investment


    The installation of 300 shore power mains connection charging sites is just one recommendation for the UK Government from the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) to make boating more sustainable.

  • London's waterways are the busiest they have ever been

    London boat numbers double


    How best to manage London’s busy waterways is to be discussed with boaters and other stakeholders.

  • The Grand Union Canal Photo: Flickr

    Good year for canals despite challenges


    Boating numbers and income are up for 2019/20 according to the annual report and accounts published by the Canal & River Trust.

  • Hunts Lock

    Major funding for Canal & River Trust projects


    The Canal & River Trust has been awarded over £1.6m in funding for 17 projects across the country.

  • Experts worked through the night to refurbish the Tees Barrage Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Tees Barrage refurb reaches halfway point


    The halfway milestone of a major restoration project by the Canal & River Trust at the Tees Barrage has been reached.

  • The ‘MK Community Boat’ Photo: Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterways Trust

    Cruise the Grand Union Canal the eco way


    The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust has commissioned a new eco-friendly traditional narrowboat for cruising on the Grand Union Canal.

  • Developers hope Mancetter Marina will preserve local ecosystems and wildlife

    New Midlands marina


    A new 60-berth marina located on the Coventry Canal, constructed during the Covid-19 lock-down, is to open next week.

  • The Canal & River Trust plans to attract more visitors to Leicester Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Plans to attract boaters to Leicester


    The Canal & River Trust, working in partnership with Leicester City Council, has submitted plans for new boat moorings to be created at the city’s historic Memory Lane Wharf, enabling boaters to stop off and explore the city.

  • Barrus is working with Hypermotive and HPi-CEproof to develop a hydrogen-powered zero-emissions power plant for the inland waterways market

    Zero-emissions power plant development


    EP Barrus has partnered with Hypermotive and HPi-CEproof to develop a fuel cell battery hybrid power plant for inland waterways vessels.

  • 49 boats were recovered by RCR following a sluice gate failure on the River Avon

    RCR performs logistical miracle


    River Canal Rescue has recovered 49 boats following the failure of the Twerton sluice gates on the River Avon.

  • Work is planned on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct this winter Photo: Wikipedia

    Canal and River Trust winter repairs


    The Canal & River Trust is planning a £45.1 million programme of repairs on waterways across England and Wales this winter, replacing lock gates, dredging and carrying out a host of tasks to keep the 200-year old network open and help ensure its resilience to climate change.

  • TRG was chosen to secure a fuel pipeline whilst work was carried out at Gayton Marina Photo: TRG

    TRG protects pipeline at Gayton Marina


    The Rothen Group has worked with the ABC Leisure Group to ensure that the fuel pipeline at Gayton Marina on the Grand Union Canal is protected whilst work is carried out to install a new marina wall and jetties.

  • Specialist equipment was required to carry out the urgent repairs to the canal bank

    Skipton canal works completed


    The Rothen Group has completed an urgent repair to a canal bank near Skipton.

  • Toddbrook Reservoir Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Toddbrook Reservoir restoration on schedule


    The restoration of Toddbrook Reservoir, near Whaley Bridge, reaches an interim milestone this summer with the end of the temporary repair project to make safe the damaged spillway and the appointment of Arup as the design consultants to lead on the permanent repair.

  • Proposals for Phase 2b have blighted the restorations of the Ashby Canal for many years Photo: Angela Acott

    IWA responds to latest HS2 review


    HS2 is beset by design flaws and management failings – that’s the view of the Inlands Waterways Association (IWA) that has responded to a call for evidence by the National Infrastructure Commission for a rail needs assessment for the Midlands and the North.

  • Macclesfield Canal Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Canal and River Trust ‘ignoring businesses’


    The director of a business hiring boats for use on Birmingham’s canals has hit out at the Canal & River Trust, urging it to ‘operate like a proper business’.

  • The Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Work begins to remove cables from towpath


    National Grid is starting a two-year programme of essential works to remove old cables laid beneath the towpath of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal and the Regents Canal.

  • Peter Jones Photo: IWA

    Peter Jones honoured for canal work


    Jones the Boats'' Peter Jones has been recognised with an award from The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) for his work in promoting the Llangollen Canal and boosting tourism in North Wales.

  • The Canal & River Trust has created a fund for small charities Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Canal and River Trust charity fund


    The Canal & River Trust’s grant fund for small waterway-based charities is now open for applications.

  • The Rothen Group has adapted its equipment to enable work on HS2 Photo: The Rothen Group

    Marine equipment adapts for HS2 project


    Marine civil engineering company, the Rothen Group (TRG), has made special adaptations to its fleet and equipment in preparation for working on the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project.