Chertsey Lock breakdown update

Dear River User,

Following the closure of Chertsey Lock last week, we want to give customers with an urgent need to pass through Chertsey Lock access prior to the necessary repair works being undertaken.

We will be opening Chertsey Lock between 9am and 6pm on 5 October 2023 and 6 October 2023 for emergency access only. During this time, the lock will be operated with Lock Keeper assisted passage only. There will be no public power operation allowed. 

If we determine that the risks to river users have increased prior to, or during these dates, we will close the lock fully and no further passage will be possible.

Our asset management teams are working with our suppliers to programme the necessary refurbishment of the lock gate anchoring system and we will provide a further update as this progresses.

If you would like to register your interest in passing through Chertsey Lock between 5 and 6 October 2023, please write to


Kind regards


River Thames Waterways Team


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