The Transport Secretary says repair work to the storm damaged train line in Dawlish will be completed by March 18th.
During Prime Minister's Questions this morning, Patrick McLoughlin also said fares around the gap in the line would be discounted and extra replacement buses would be provided.
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.