Welcome to Focal

Friends of the Atlantic Coast Line


 Focal was formed in 2005 by a group of people dedicated to the support of the development of the Newquay Branch Line to provide an improved local service for our communities and for visitors.

The Newquay Branch Line runs from Par to Newquay in Cornwall. Referred to locally as ‘The Atlantic Coast Line’ it is an important transport link between the north (Atlantic) & south (English Channel) coasts of Cornwall.

Its purpose is to serve the communities through which the railway runs, to feed the tourist resort of Newquay with visitors, to provide passengers with a connection to mainline services at Par, and to transport china clay.

Focal’s ultimate goal is the development of an extended and improved Branch Line service through the development of a Rail Loop linking Newquay and Par with St Austell and St Dennis.