The Prime Minister has praised workers for getting the main rail line through Devon completed on time and ahead of the Easter holidays.
David Cameron also confirmed a study is underway to look at alternatives to the coastal route and money would be made available.
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.