As of 31st March, the line is fully open again. A normal timetable is in operation. On Friday 31st March, people flocked to the lineside to see Flying Scotsman travel from Keighley to Carlisle and back.
The 0550 from Carlisle was the first train southbound and was packed with people wanting to take part in a historic occasion, not to mention all the media recording the event.
And the trains were packed throughout the day, a sure sign of the importance of the line to local people.