Skippers Guide EN 1
Sometimes, there are delays During your canal jou
rney, delays may occur for a variety of reasons. This is why we recommend those of you travelling during the high season not to plan in too much detail, instead scheduling plenty of time to pause and enjoy the experience. Below, you can read more about the most common reasons for delay. Delays in flights of locks At the locks Carl Johan in Berg, Borenshult in Motala and Hajstorps-Riksberg, there is often a wait time of a few hours when there is a lot of traffic. This is due to the fact that 10 | Delays we perform lockage in one direction at at time, alternating the direction of the water. Delays at locks and bridges Occasionally, one lock keeper manages several locks and bridges and this may cause some delay. Many of the bridges across the Göta Canal are remote controlled and several are operated from one location. For safety reasons, the lock keeper may only operate one bridge at at time. This means that there may be some delay before the bridge you are currently waiting at can be opened.