The Nicky Line (also sometimes spelled Nickey Line) is the local nickname for the railway that once linked the English towns of Hemel Hempstead and Harpenden via Redbourn. It was officially known as the Harpenden and Hemel Hempstead Railway. Today the course of most of the railway has been redeveloped as a cycle and walking path, and is part of the National Cycle Network (the Oxford to Welwyn Garden City route). It is approximately nine miles (14 km) long.
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... Hemel Hempstead station opened with the line as "Boxmoor" ... on the south (down) side of the station led to the end of the "Nicky Line", a branch line through the town centre to Harpenden ... North Western Railway, no direct connection was made between the two lines ...
... The origin of the nickname "The Nicky Line" is shrouded in obscurity ... Older generations in Hemel still refer to the line as "the Puffing Annie", rather than the Nicky line ... The line is commemorated in the modern Marlowes pedestrianisation scheme by a children's playground train and a sign labelled "Nicky Line Halt ...
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