Trains are once again running into Devon from Waterloo after a day-long line closure when part of an embankment slipped away. Meanwhile shipping containers have been brought in as temporary sea defences in the operation to restore the main line at Dawlish
Rail users hailed the reopening of the track at Dawlish in Devon as "absolutely fantastic" ahead of the Easter holidays
A selection of photographs taken by our reporters at Dawlish on the day the main line through Devon reopened.
Businesses say that when news broke nationally of the rail line collapse at Dawlish it was as if a light switch went off on bookings.