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Opening Hours for the Södertälje Lock and the Bridge Mälarbron in Södertälje Canal

(59-11,6N 017-37,9E) Chart 6181

The bridge Mälarbron 
15,0m safe vertical clearance* between marks on bridge |10m|
13,8m safe vertical clearance* full width |34m|

Merchant vessels

Daily opening of Mälarbron on request.
Except on working days between 07.30 - 08.30 and 16.00 - 17.15
Södertälje canal, VHF 68 or telephone +46(0)771 630 655
Slussbron opens on request any time. 

Pleasure crafts

Mälarbron opening
Working days: 09.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.15, 19.00, 20.00, and 21.00
Saturday - Sunday and Holidays: Every hour 08.00 - 21.00
Other times for opening, by agreement with the lock crew.

Southbound passage through the lock

Peak season 1 June -31 August
Working days: 08.15, 9.15, 10.15, 11.15, 12.15, 13.15, 14.15, 15.15, 16.15, 17.30, 18.15, 19.15, 20.15, 21.15
Saturday - Sunday and holidays: 0815, 0915, 1015, 1115, 1215, 1315, 1415, 1515, 1615, 1715, 1815, 1915, 2015, 2115
Other times for passage, contact Lock master.

1 September – 31 May
Working days: 0915, 1115, 1315, 1515, 1730, 1915, 2015, 2115
Saturday - Sunday and Holiday: 0815, 0915, 1015, 1115, 1215, 1315, 1415, 1515, 1615, 1715, 1815, 1915, 2015, 2115
Other times for passage, contact Lock master.


The lockbridge and northbound passage

Peak season 1 June - 31 August
Working days: 08.30, 09.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30, 17.45, 18.30, 19.30, 20.30, 21.30
Saturday - Sunday and Holiday: 0830, 0930, 1030, 1130, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1530, 1630, 1730, 1830, 1930, 2030, 2130
Other times for passage, contact Lock master.

1 September – 31 May
Working days: 0930, 1130, 1330, 1530, 1745, 1930, 2130 
Saturday - Sunday and Holiday: 0830, 0930, 1030, 1130, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1530, 1630, 1730, 1830, 1930, 2030, 2130

Northbound vessels locks immediatly after southbound. There could be some deviations to the time listed above on holidays and the day before weekends.

Further information

Merchant vessels always have priority. Passage by merchant vessels might change opening hours.
Other openings than those according to the timetable are announced through the digital signs and loudspeakers.

Northbound sailcraft with height exceeding 15,0 metres must adjust their passage to the opening hours of Mälarbron.

Sailcraft with height exceeding 15,0 metres may pass Mälarbron in co-ordination with merchant vessel's openings, after agreement with the lock and bridge crew at Södertälje Canal.

The whole canal is supervised by camera surveillance from the maneuver tower for the Södertälje canal.
Speed limit in the canal is 6 knots. For traffic- and bridge signal-information see chart 6181.

More information - Södertälje Canal telephone +46(0)771 630 655 or VHF ch. 14 and ch. 68.

*Safe vertical clearance = the height of the bridge at Mean High Water, reduced with a safety margin of 0,5m.

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