A new summer timetable on the Great Western Railway network will deliver more trains where they are needed most, says GWR.

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The new timetable, which comes into operation tomorrow (Sunday) will see the doubling of mid-day capacity from London Paddington and Plymouth, and additional services to summer holiday destinations, as well as other changes.

Reflecting the demand for services towards Devon and Cornwall, especially at mid-day, a new service has been created at 1204 and will serve intermediate stations (Reading, Taunton, Exeter, and Newton Abbot). The previous 1204 is being retimed to run at 1202, and will run direct to Exeter and on to Plymouth, before heading to stations in Cornwall.

Detailed service changes are available in online journey planners and through GWR’s Journey Check service. Those used to catching a specific train should check their journey in advance.