After weeks of work by a 300-strong team, Network Rail (NR) has been able to restore the badly-damaged line at Dawlish in Devon.
The coast-hugging line at Dawlish bore the brunt of the severe weather this winter, with the sea wall breached and the line badly damaged on 4th February.
This led to the line linking Exeter St Davids with Newton Abbot, Plymouth and Penzance to close and saw the start of a huge repair job by NR.Large teams of workers moved in to start the massive clear up.
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.