Railway services to Kansai International Airport resumed Tuesday, restoring the main transport link to western Japan's primary international gateway two weeks after a powerful typhoon ripped through the region.

West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) and Nankai Electric Railway Co. restarted their services to the airport early in the morning. About 80 percent of users of the airport, which sits on a man-made island in Osaka Bay, arrive by train.

Typhoon Jebi, which made landfall in the country's west on Sept. 4, caused a tanker ship to break away from its moorings and sent it crashing into the sole road and rail bridge connecting the airport with the mainland. The incident caused major damage and stranded an estimated 8,000 passengers and staff at the airport.