Freight on the Aire & Calder

Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2023

WHILE agreeing with many of the comments about the most recent closures on the Aire & Calder, writes Pete Bolton.

What does bug me is the fact that some are linked to freight being reintroduced from Goole up to Leeds mainly Woodnook and Kings Road Locks, which are in fact on the Wakefield Branch and therefore would not affect freight.

Turn at Castleford Flood Lock

As this would turn right at Castleford Flood Lock and carry on up the Aire to Leeds not up the Calder towards Wakefield.

Having said that, please carry on the good work you and the rest of the team do, even if at times things are not quite accurate.