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Millennium Site (Old Station Yard)

Photo showing Entrance to Millennium Site through a wooden gateway from the High Street

Entrance to Millennium Site from the High Street

The Millennium Site was once Redbourn Railway Station, a stop on the Hemel Hempstead Railway Line linking Hemel Hempstead to Harpenden which opened in 1877.

Records show it consisted of a single platform with a brick and weatherboard station building that housed the booking office and a waiting room. The locomotives were named the "Puffing Annies" by locals because of the amount of steam and smoke they generated on the ascent out of Hemel Hempstead old town.

The railway transported passengers until 1947, then only goods traffic until 1964. The station buildings were demolished in the 1960s, with the track and platform removed in the 1980s to make way for the Redbourn bypass.

Redbourn sign in a raised bed of tulips and old railway bridge at the St Albans Road entrance to the village with cyclist to the right

Redbourn sign and old wrought iron railway bridge at the St Albans Road entrance to the village

The Nickey Line

In 1985 a 9 mile stretch of the line re-opened to the public as a footpath and cycleway which includes the old original wrought iron railway bridge at the St Albans entrance to the village. The Nickey Line as it is now called makes up part of the National Cycle Network 57.

A cycle map covering the whole of St Albans District is available as a PDF to download below. Simply use the move and zoom functions in your Adobe Acrobat Reader to view different areas of the map at larger scales. You can print specific sections by selecting 'Print Current View' and then selecting 'Fit to Printable Area' and 'Colour' in your print settings.

  • St Albans Cycle Map 2019 (PDF, 3.7 Mb)

    A district-wide cycle map to help both new and experienced cyclists plan their routes across the St Albans District.

Last updated: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:58