The dangers of running a track so close to the coast at Dawlish have always been recognised - even before the rail link was built. But what are the alternatives?
Network Rail says it is now actively researching a long term solution and could take the line the line further inland. John Andrews reports
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.