We are delighted that the train line is now re-open through Dawlish.
Devon is one of the UK’s top holiday destinations - welcoming over 36 million visitors a year and supporting over 74,000 jobs – and many tourism businesses have suffered as a result of the closure.
Bookings leading up to Easter are estimated as being 23% down and current reckoning is the crisis has cost the county around £31million.
I would urge anyone looking to book a break to support Devon this year, especially in light of the fantastic weather predicted for us.
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.