Still problems with the Anderton Boat Lift

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2023

THERE is conflicting information concerning the working of the Anderton Boat Lift.

Canal & River Trust state it is pleased to have Anderton Boat Lift back open again to boats, and it’s been great to see our customers using the magnificent structure once again, Keith Gudgin reports.

Doesn't align

It then tells it has experienced a delay in receiving some necessary parts for the second caisson. Furthermore,  the lift doesn’t align completely square with the aqueduct, which has taken us a little bit longer to bring both caissons into operation whilst working around the current operating schedule.

As a result, the lift is still operating on the reduced passage schedule for a further week longer than originally planned, this is to allow our teams to resolve issues identified during the initial testing period.

Full passage will not be until Monday 1st May.