Julie Hope, Cheddar
When I think of what we used to have and what we have now it is definitely regression not progression.
Tim Hughes, York
The basic premise of privatisation is flawed.
Reuben Reynolds, Leicester
End “profit before people”. Kill privatisation. Re-nationalise now.
John Lane, Hastings
I feel that public ownership is best for business.
Julie Brownlie, Dawlish
We need a nationalised railway because being able to travel easily around the country for work and leisure is a necessity that ordinary people are being priced out of.
Chris Coombs, Stockton-on-Tees
Look how successful the East Coast line is now, following de-privatisation.
Pat Ingram, Exeter
It is time all this privatisation stopped. There should be institutions looked after by a civil service.
Paul Tandy, Cheltenham
The current rail franchise system is horrendous and poorly managed.
Gareth William-Philips, Penarth
And bring back loco-hauled trains while you’re at it.
Ashley Jones, Bristol
I agree – bring it back to get rid of rip-off prices.
Radoslaw Lach, London
Privatisation gives the weak quality of service, because it is focused on how to make the greatest profits. In London, public transport is far too expensive.
Michael Lee, Worksop
Do not wait for the franchises to run their course. Take them back into public ownership now.
Howard Sanders, Crawley
This situation is inefficient and costly. West Coast would be better off in state hands.
Tom Cloughton, Darlington
Privatisation has lost the unique ’rounded’ service previously provided by lifelong railway workers with cross department co-operation and were ‘proud to belong’.
Mary Gordon, Edinburgh
I use East Coast services regularly to visit family and friends and am horrified I now have to give money to Brian Souter, an arch bigot. Re-nationalise now.
Philip Davies, Southend-on-Sea
Public transport should be there to provide a service not profits for big shareholders.
Des Nelson, Edinburgh
More than half the British population want industries like rail back in public ownership. And they’re right.
Jennifer Brock, Bradford
Transport is such an essential part of people’s working lives and ensuring the contact of families and friends in this more disparate society. It must be better integrated.
Anne Joynes, Watford
We need ‘not-for-profit’ trains like East Coast.
Danny Carrington, Worthing
Bring back BR.
John F Spencer, Shirebrook
Everything should be back in the tax payers’ hands.
In order to have a fully integrated transport system, we also need to bring back the National Bus Company!
Raymond Soltysek, Gourock
The East Coast line has shown that a nationalised rail system can be efficient and cost-effective, giving resources and service to the economy.
Harry Hansen, London
Think about the travelling public, not shareholders for a change.
R Cross, Southampton
I used to be an avid rail traveller but haven’t been able to afford the ridiculous fares for some time.
Phil Round, St Helens
We need a model like the East Coast Mainline where money does not go to private shareholders.
John Halfpenny, Ripley
Selling vital services for profit is a short-sighted disgrace. Bringing back BR would reduce the complexity of our rail network and benefit national transportation.
John Parkes, Leeds
Unified, national, well planned, strategic, facilitating leisure and the economy, cheaper, better, social – easy.
Robert Jones, Leeds
The East Coast mainline proves the case.