Boating news

Current issues, navigation works and potential hazards that visitors need to be aware of when navigating the Broads are detailed on this page.

We also advise boaters to always check Notices to Mariners for important, longer-term navigation information.

Notices which seriously impede navigation or safety are marked as "Urgent". Please read these carefully if you suspect you may be affected.

Current notices

19/7/21 temporary opening times at Oulton swing bridge

Network Rail has informed the Broads Authority that due to a motor fault, the Oulton Swing Bridge will have limited opening times until a new motor can be installed.

If your passage under Oulton Swing Bridge requires the rail bridge to open, the temporary opening times are:
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:35am only, please plan your passage for these times.

This is a temporary restricted opening to allow a Network Rail Engineering team to be on site to facilitate the swing. The new motor is expected to take between 2 -5 weeks to arrive and be installed.

Any issues outside of these times please contact Network Rail on Contact us - Network Rail 03457 11 41 41

Please contact Broads Control on 01603 756056 or email if you require more information on any of above notices.