GT Writing Task 1: Sample 77 - Write a letter to railway authorities for the revised timetable

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You use trains to reach office but the timetable of the train has been changed recently. Write a letter to railway authorities for the revised timetable, and the train you take to work no longer stops at your station.

In your letter:

  • introduce yourself
  • what are the problems caused due to the changes
  • what you suggest them to do

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam


Model Answer 1:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to draw your kind attention that, the train schedule in my area has recently been changed and due to this, many office goers like me are suffering. I am hoping you would keep the previous timetable and introduce more frequent trains for the convenience of the residents.   

I am a banker and I work as an assistant manager at the City Bank. I regularly commute to my office using your train. Sadly, the train I used to take to reach office no longer stops at our station and as a result, we need to travel a few extra miles to reach the City Centre Station which is overcrowded in the morning hours. I am often late to reach my office and have objections about the revised train timetable.  

With the introduction of the new train schedule, daily commuting for employees like me has become utterly difficult which ultimately makes your service unreliable. Unfortunately, because of this problem, many commuters are late for their work which is affecting their productivity. Consequently, they are very upset about your service.

As a solution to this problem, I would recommend you to revert to the previous schedule and arrange more trains during the peak hours. If it is not possible, then at least add more carriages to increase the space. It will be a great relief if you can resolve this problem as soon as possible.

Thank you for giving the matter your attention and I hope to hear your reply soon.

Yours faithfully,

Campbell Scott


Sample Answer 2:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am a resident of the Seven Hills area and I regularly use your trains to commute to and from my office. The recent change to the train schedule is causing great sufferings for many commuters like me and I am hoping you would consider a revision of the timetable.

I work for an IT company in Denver and several other office goers have the same schedule that I follow to reach the workplace. I used to take one of your trains at 7:40 am from Seven Hills Station and usually reached my destination around 8:30 in the morning. The Denver Station, where the train used to drop me off, is only five minutes walk from my office.

However, under the revised timetable, your train no longer stops at my station at 7.40 am and I am forced to take a train from the Curberry Station at 8.30 am which is almost a mile away from my residence. This revised timetable and schedule are inconvenient for us. A train takes passengers from our station, but only at 6.30 in the morning and this is too early for us to get on the train. I have also checked with fellow passengers who are also struggling to get to the work on time.

I request you revise the train timing again and reinstate 7:40 AM's train to stop at our station, which will enable me or fellow passengers to travel to work on time.

Thank you for giving the matter your attention and I hope to hear your reply soon.

Yours faithfully

Ravi Babu

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