Keith Jackson, Stoke-on-Trent
The private sector continually proves itself unworthy of being entrusted with our railways. Enough is enough. Time to take them back.
Kevin Walsh, Bushey
Privatisation of the railways is far more expensive to run than the unified British Rail ever was.
Joseph Murray, Brighton
Railways for the people not private profit.
Michael Wilson, Bexhill-on-Sea
Nineteen years of commuting – and rail is by far the best, but no longer the cheapest way.
Linda Halfpenny, Nottingham
Please let’s get our rail network back to one of the finest in Europe.
Barry Cruttenden, Weston-super-Mare
Only issue I have is the possibility of strikes/work-to-rule as there used to be when we has a nationalised railway. If this can be avoided then re-nationalise ASAP.
Roy Manterfield, Nottingham
Public transport should be run as a public service, not for private profit.
Daniel Eunson, Edinburgh
BRING BACK BRITISH RAIL. Bring back affordable fares, profit paid back in to the public purse and quality service for all.
Geoff Lange, Gosport
Privatised rail companies charge us twice. We the taxpayers pay for their subsidies then have to pay their extortionate fares.
Glyn Jones, Dartford
End the farce and re-nationalise the railways. I travel to and from Cumbria by train and have never arrived on time in any direction. Also the fares are so expensive,
Paul Collinson, Shildon
Bring it back. Give all of us contractors working away some job security and let us shine to our full potential instead of being stuck as shovel monkeys.
Ian Cumming, Newton Mearns
Why don’t the Labour party back this? Why, it might get them some votes.
John Evans, Billericay
Public transport should be run for the benefit of the country, not shareholders.
Paul Lally, Liverpool
Privatisation of the railways was a national disaster resulting in higher costs and poorer service. It needs to end now.
Maureen Cooper, London
The railways need good management in the nationalised sector with the capacity to raise funds to make improvements.
Harrison Connor, Basingstoke
British Rail was good. They should never have privatised the railways because the fares cost so much.
Mark Day-Thomas, Milton Keynes
British Rail should never have been broken up and sold off. Beeching only closed it all because he owned a road transport company. Criminal
Chris Jones, Letchworth
British Rail, though cash-starved, was actually very efficient. Rail costs after privatisation are running at 20% above inflation.
Philippe Close, Brixton
James Newby, Hereford
Bring Back BR. They were a brilliant company managing the railway network.
John Peebles, Wakefield
Neither British Rail, water, gas or electricity should have been privatised.
Rob Shepherd, Beckenham
With good management British Rail can cut prices, improve services and still make money for re-investment.
Steve Greenwood, Heywood
The sooner the better.
Tom Spowart, Newton Aycliffe
The railway privatisation was rushed through, our railways were sold at cut price without our agreement. If only British Rail had received the money private operators get.
Martin Ludford, Peterborough
At last, I have found a campaign group dedicated to re-nationalisation of the rail network. The current system in the hands of private ownership is totally dysfunctional.
William David Shanks, Durham
I worked for BR in the 1960s and still have many friends who now work for the various rail companies. They all say Bring back British Rail.
Michael Frank Ricketts, Buntingford
Privatisation has benefited us by providing the most expensive rail travel in Europe and a ticketing system which defies belief. End this farce now.
John Hammond, Yeovil
Keep up the good work.
David Nicholson, Leeds
Our railway system is nothing short of a farce. They must be under one control to make them work as one complete unit.
Christina McKenna, Liverpool
Bring back British Rail, lower prices and put the power in expert hands rather than politicians.