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Roundwood Halt to Five Ways Surface Scraping from 9th August
The Roundwood Halt to Five Ways (Townsend Lane extension) junction will be having its surface scraped to remove the mud-prone layer starting 9th August. The Line will not be closed but you may be asked to avoid the work in progress safely.

The work is being funded by St Albans DC and organised by Herts Countryside Management Services. (Our thanks to both).
NB Friends of the Nickey Line have led the drive to improve this long section and we have worked closely with SADC and CMS on this. Funds are not around to resurface this section 'properly' yet but scraping should improve this stretch as it did in 2014 and hopefully we can avoid more scenes like we saw last winter.

Re-Surfacing and Line Closures Maylands to Cherry Tree Lane

Good news - Surfacing work is underway between Maylands and Cherry Tree Lane.

The work will be split into two. The expected time frames for work on each section are:

Eastman Way to bridge beside Texaco garage:

09.06.2021 until 29.06 2021

Bridge by Texaco garage to Cherry Tree Lane:

24.06.2021 until 20.07.2021

We hope the route will remain open for a reasonable amount of time, but will close or be open on a day to day basis depending on the nature of the works going on. When it is closed signs will divert users around nearby roads.

For the long section between Texaco and Cherry Tree Lane it may be closed in short sections at a time as much as possible so that the diversions don’t need to be too long.

Note - These dates may potentially need to be amended slightly as works progress, but this is the best estimate at the moment.

Nickey Line History Talks

Friends of the Nickey Line can offer your local organisation talks on the History of the Nickey Line by Zoom or face to face presentation.

A small donation to the Friend’s funds is normally requested but may be waived or reduced  for organisations of modest means.  Contact us at

Bramble Clearance Between Keens Field and Midland Road

Following a complaint from a wheelchair user about difficulty in using the Line between Keens Field and Midland Road because of vegetation problems, Friends of the Nickey Line have cleared both levels of this section of long trailing brambles, nettles and branches.

Draft Nickey Line GAP (Greenspace Action Plan) Now Available For Comment

The St Albans District draft Nickey Line GAP (Greenspace Action Plan which is a work plan for the next 5 years) is now available online for you to view:

Consultations | St Albans City and District Council

Comments must be received by 8th August.

Do copy the Friends into your comments at

Facebook Group "The Nickey Line”

Our Facebook Group “The Nickey Line”  is available for all Nickey Line users to publish pictures, comments and stories about the Line.

Why not join the group today and add your favourite photos and stories?

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