British Rail was broken up (badly) in the 90s to satisfy some ideological political dogma rather than what was best for passengers.
Jack Ormrod, Llandudno
Brexit has brought our sovereign country back to its senses. The UK railways privatised some 20 odd years ago have not worked and only Virgin has worked for the elite.
Lindsey March, Kings Langley
In Italy. 9 euros gives me 5 hours of clean, modern, punctual rail travel. It is essential that we give people an affordable alternative to car travel to save the planet.
Lesley Doveton, Uxbridge
I strongly support this, and bringing energy back into public ownership as well.
Bobbie Syrett, Leeds
Some things in life should never be privatised. Education, the NHS, the Police, the Post Office and the Railways.
Stuart Owen, London
Paul Johnson, Chelmsford
BR may not have been perfect, but at least it got people to their destination, with very limited government funds.
Dave Draycott, Halifax
An efficient, well-run state railway with proper investment. Not subsidised ‘pretend’ markets.
Rob Turnbull, Hexham
Please re-open the lines that were closed in Northumberland by Beeching.
Ray Jackson, Sheffield
I wish for a publicly-owned and accountable railway.
Colin Anderson, Dunstable
This must be done for the sake of our nation and rail safety.
Cramming passengers into undersized carriages and providing an awful service whilst making millions for shareholders is unacceptable.
Alessandro Marini, Glasgow
This is extremely important, not only for our economy, but for the people who live in this country. People are unable to see each other due to high travel fares.
Martin Odoni, Salford
Privatisation has been a catalogue of disasters.
Chris Tate, Surbiton
Privatisation failed the British people and served an elite few. This is basic infrastructure that needs to be affordable and functional. It isn’t. Bring BR back.
Therese Jonason, Dartford
Bring back British Rail.
Kris Deedigan, London
Rail travel in this country is so expensive it’s disgusting. We are an embarrassment to the rest of Europe.
Matt Hessing, Ilfracombe
Bring back British Rail.
Lynda Pickersgill, Barnsley
I’ve just had the worst train journey ever travelling from Birmingham to Wakefield. It took just under 3 hours, making an average speed of 34 mph.
Stewart Moffat, Eccleshall
For the people, not for private profit.
Peter Wilton, Maidenhead
We could even bring back the connecting service.
David Hill, Doncaster
It means the return of common sense and a slap in the face for the British oligarchs Souter the bigot and megalomaniac Branson and their ilk.
Zack Kahn, London
Privatisation was and still is a publicly funded rip-off, to defraud the public of money, the very taxes we all pay. Shame on you Con-Dems!
Peter Staker, Edinburgh
I wasn’t around when British Rail was running, but when I see other European countries with railways of a quality almost unrecognisable to us in Britain, I want BR.
Deborah Gibbens, Shropshire
The railways should be a public service, not a means to extract cash from the public.
Peter Critchley, St Helens
The railways are a public good and should be run as such.
Peter Baker, London
I don’t see how an increasing cost to the taxpayer and passenger, on a monopoly, can be considered acceptable. It strangles the economy if nothing else.
Ann Brown, Lincoln
British Rail was far better than any other rail company. I started work for them. Regional Railways again was a good company and then things started getting worse.
Sarah Markham, Flitwick
Public services are best. The railways need to be given back to the people who should own them, the people of this country, not those who just want to make money.
Donald Bladwin, Tattershall
The railways were a national asset, but now they are used to finance other countries. The railways of Britain should be for the people.