ITV News reporter Lewis Vaughan-Jones is travelling on the 07.06 train from Paddington to Dawlish. The railway line in Devon had been closed following recent storm damage, leaving travellers unable to reach Devon and Cornwall directly by train.
The first train leaving from Paddington to Dawlish this morning. Business in South West suffered with no rail link http://t.co/TfhwiQHBCb
Rail users hailed the reopening of the track at Dawlish in Devon as "absolutely fantastic" ahead of the Easter holidays
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.