Max Burton, Manchester
Just look at East Coast. We in the North could do with a bit of that.
Jana Jeruma-Grinberga, Enfield
The opposition to public ownership of railways is ideologically based, and flies in the face of the evidence.
Kane Clements, Exeter
The East Coast mainline in public hands has needed less subsidy, increased efficiency and returned money to the Treasury. Government response? Re-privatise. Madness.
Kathleen Napier, Preston
Bring back trains where seats are available in ordinary class and not just for 1st Class passengers. 1st Class carriages are half empty whilst the others stand for miles.
Brian Cox, Stafford
Can be done over time, when contracts are due to expire.
Derek Lowe, Knaresborough
East Coast line is encouraging if it could be reproduced throughout the network.
Sara Kadar, Derry
Basic public services should never be used for private profit.
Peter Burrows, Dunstable
The railways have for too long been an industry wedded to shareholders and profit and not to service delivery. That has to change.
Alison Daly, Shrewsbury
Please re-nationalise and put people before profit.
Douglas Cook, Penzance
Transport is the business of us all and should not have been stolen for the sole benefit of shareholders.
Neil McNab, London
Railways should be publicly owned.
Paddy Carstairs, Dalkeith
Public transport in public hands.
Jarvis Coxwell, Farnham
The current British railway system is inherently flawed, and has gone noticeably downhill. As a 24 year old, I am struggling to afford the 1 hour commute into London.
Cyndy Kelly, Wetherby
Not only do I want to bring back British Rail, I want everything to be brought back.
Dean Morrice, Bristol
I am not a socialist, but I think that such important services should be in the hands of the people and not in the hands of those that seek profit.
Dario Giudici, Stevenage
I joined British Rail in 1983 and am still in the industry today. I can’t believe we pay people to run a service so that they can make a profit.
Christopher Rowe, Durham
East Coast is the best service presently in the UK, doesn’t have to pay a dividend to rich shareholders, and is less of a burden on taxpayers than any private company.
Dave Huxham, Leeds
They should never have been privatised. The railway has been in decline ever since.
Iain Macleod-Brudenell, Nottingham
I support the re-formation of British Rail. The current un-unified service has caused me numerous problems
Steve Mulvale, Padstow
Don’t waste money on HS2. Just get us an affordable transport system.
Douglas Mitchell, Bedford
Take back the community’s railways.
Lucy Wade, Kent
I hate the trains. We are the passengers. Make the railways a public service again.
Bob Swann, Liverpool
The myth that public ownership doesn’t work is busted. Private enterprise has let this country’s transport system down in a spectacular way.
Andrew Tappin, Bristol
I hate privatisation, especially when it’s on the railways.
Paul Denney, Dursley
We invented rail travel and we should lead it, not be the butt of European Jokes. Every other country I have visited has a better rail service than the UK.
Robert Hill, London
Bring back BR and introduce a clear standardised fare structure.
Allan Jones, Elgin
They should never have been privatised. The government conspired to make them look unprofitable at the time and also at the time of Beeching.
John Midcalf, Darlington
We once had the best railway in the world. We now have to go by bus.
Stuart Parker, Liverpool
A national railway system for the people and owned by the people run at cost plus investment.
Nigella Kennedy, London
Yes, we would sincerely like British Rail to be brought back to the British public.