It's the first regular train service to link Wareham with Swanage, in Dorset, in 45 years.
Civic dignitaries joined rail enthusiasts today for the launch of the new service which marks the the culmination of years of campaigning and hard work.
Much of the branch line was torn up after British Rail closed the route in 1972 but it has gradually been rebuilt and improved and now represents an amazing dream come true.
As Richard Slee reports.
Richard spoke to Peter Sills, Colin Stone and Peter Frost, all railway volunteers. He also spoke to Director of Project Wareham Mark Woolley.
Both Swanage lifeboats were called out on Monday to a yacht which had broken down in Durlston Bay.
Whilst there they were joined by a pod of dolphins. Crewman Andy Lyons captured the moment on camera:
The body of a climber who went missing in Swanage has been identified as 26-year-old Liam Day from Southampton.
Mr Day was reported missing on 15 June when he didn't come home from a climbing trip. His body was found in the water off St Alban’s Head near Swanage yesterday.
His next of kin have been informed and an inquest will be opened after a post mortem examination has taken place. Officers say his death is not being treated as suspicious.
Dorset Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing electrician who was last seen yesterday morning.
Forty-eight-year-old John Wormald from Argyle Road in Swanage, was last seen at an address in Battlemead at 11.15am Wednesday 2 March 2016. Officers say they are becoming increasing for his welfare.
Officers have since located John's van in the Wareham area, but he still hasn't been found.
Officers from Dorset Police say they are concerned for the welfare of 51-year-old Paul Elleray from Swanage who went missing from his home on Victoria Avenue at around 6.30pm on Friday 19th February.
He is five feet six inches tall with grey hair. He was last seen wearing a navy blue jacket and black and grey trousers.
Anyone with information about Paul’s whereabouts should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 20:96.
An RNLI volunteer from Swanage has been recognised with an MBE on the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours list.
Captain Neil Hardy, 65, is a volunteer who has dedicated 25 years of his life to the overall running of Swanage Lifeboat Station.
He was a natural candidate to take on the important role of Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) a mere three years after joining. Neil took this role when the station was issued with their new Mersey class lifeboat; a particularly busy and demanding time for all concerned.
Neil has responsibility for a volunteer operational crew of over 40, and one of the RNLI's busiest stations.
A search for a diver who failed to resurface after an expedition off the Dorset coast was suspended overnight.
Lifeboats from Poole and Swanage and two search and rescue helicopters were launched in the rescue mission on Sunday evening. A decision will be made this morning in conjunction with Dorset Police and other organisations on the next steps for today.
There's a myth that cats are supposed to have nine lives - but this puppy in Swanage was certainly looking to challenge that.
Molly the dog escaped unscathed despite falling nearly 100ft over Old Harry Rocks in Dorset.
The Coastguard was called to rescue the Norfolk terrier after her owners reported she had fallen from the cliffs.
On arrival, crews found the owner and about 100 people looking over the cliffs.
Crews say she luckily landed softly from the fall - where Poole RNLI safely recovered the dog to the boat. Last night the owners of Molly wrote to thank everyone involved in Molly's rescue.
They say they are fully aware they should have had Molly on the lead and they have joined a growing number of owners who have forgotten the rule.