Rail services across the South West have been badly disrupted.
In Dawlish, a section of seawall under the coastal railway line collapsed, and ballast was washed away from rail-lines.
First Great Western said all lines between Exeter St Davids and Penzance had been closed but was hopeful services would resume this morning.
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.