Canal Restoration at Newent

In October 2015 work commenced at Newent Station.

A dedicated team of volunteers has been established and the original platforms uncovered and undergrowth and debris  that had built up over the years was cleared.

As work continued, the wider station area was cleared and opened up, and plans developed to rebuild the station buildings and construct a new canal channel between the platforms.

In 2019 it became clear that ground levels and clearances on the bridge crossing the road alongside the station were incompatible, and a new plan based on a boat lift began to be considered.

More on the story at Newent…

All Change at Newent

Restoration of the canal at Newent has been heavily compromised by the construction of the Ledbury to Gloucester Railway over much of the canal below Oxenhall. The railway chose a high-level crossing at Bridge Street which involved lowering the road […]