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GWR changes will speed up train journeys in the South West

93 new super-fast trains will replace existing services. Credit: ITV News West Country

It's the biggest timetable change in the West Country for a generation, effecting just about every GWR train.

ITV News has obtained details of the heavily delayed plans which are due to go ahead in December.

Over 90 new super-fast trains will replace existing services as part of a £10 billion electrification project.

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The fastest journey from Bristol to Paddington will be 1hr and 7 mins.

On some routes, including Cheltenham to Paddington, where the number of journeys on offer will double.

There will also be improvements to Exeter, Taunton and Weston-super-Mare.

Great Western Railway says the new trains will also have 20% more seats, with greater legroom and Wi-Fi throughout.

They will also be more accessible with at least two or four wheelchair spaces and full access to a disabled toilet.

There will be a faster service from London to Plymouth and Penzance. Credit: ITV News West Country

Big improvements will also be seen on much of the network, including between Exeter and Paignton, Exeter and Penzance, and on the Looe and Barnstable branch lines.