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Waterways in the branch

The waterways in our area include the Ashton Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Huddersfield Narrow, Canal, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Macclesfield Canal, Manchester Ship Canal, Peak Forest.  Canal, Rochdale Canal.

A number of restoration projects are also underway including the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Hollinwood branch of the Ashton Canal, Manchester & Stockport branch of the Ashton Canal, Bugsworth Basin, and the Manchester & Salford Junction (Underground) Canal.

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HS2: Ashton & Rochdale Canals

The latest HS2 Phase 2b Western Leg Design Refinement proposals affect the Ashton Canal and Rochdale Canal in Manchester.