Falkirk Interchange

Tamfourhill 3, Falkirk

Lock on south side of railway line Lock on south side of railway line
Lock on south side of railway line Lock on south side of railway line

Union Canal


The above pictures show the locks on the 1.3km long extension to the Union canal on the south side of the Edinburgh - Glasgow rail line.

Work started early in 2000 on this major project which will result in the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals being reconnected again in December 2001. This will involve cutting 1.3km of new Union Canal containing two locks, building a low-level rural aqueduct, a tunnel and then a high-level aqueduct, leading to the Wheel boatlift. A holding basin will be provided at the bottom of the Wheel and a Visitor Centre is being constructed at the side of the basin.

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