“Bath is so easily reached from the UK’s capital that some locals knowingly call it “west west London”. A 20-minute drive
to the M4 junction (and from there 90 minutes to Heathrow airport and two hours to London) makes Bath an achievable
commute. It is even easier on the train: from Bath Spa it takes 90 minutes to reach London Paddington.
The line is currently undergoing an electrification project that will introduce Hitachi hybrid trains and cut the journey
time by 10 per cent. The estimated completion date is 2019.”
Financial Times ‘Five Reasons to Live in Bath’ April 2017