A few hundred metres up the track from the repaired railway, residents are still facing continued disruption. Repairs continue at the giant hole that opened up in the cliff below their houses.
Ian Axton caught up with home-owner, Charlotte Wilkin, who looks back at those terrifying days.
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.