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Train routes out from London to the western regions of the UK see a high volume of passengers, and the introduction of the GWML IEP services are expected to be highly popular. From its starting point at Paddington, the GWML serves such towns and cities as Reading, Swindon, and Bristol in between routes into the West Country, along with providing trains into South Wales too. Towns like Cheltenham, Swindon, and Bath are also on the IEP routes.
New IEP Hitachi-made Intercity Express trains are due to be introduced between Paddington and Bristol in 2017, a year before the Virgin Azuma Intercity Express sees its first scheduled runs up and down the East Coast Main Line. It'll be 2018 before the South Wales cities of Cardiff and Swansea see their arrivals of the diesel powered Class 801s.