Stephen Clibbens, Harrogate
Public transport should benefit the public, not a few shareholders.
Kayey Ellen, London
Railways operate so much better when in public ownership. Best outcome for everyone involved.
Richard Waltereit, Whitley Bay
Many of the private rail companies are foreign national rail networks, so it would better be one British Rail.
Anouk Kahanov, Aberdeen
I enjoy using the trains in Scotland because I’m only an occasional long distance traveller. I’m completely convinced I’d be disgruntled if I’d have to commute.
Timothy Wilson, Dundee
East Coast is better now than it has been for years.
Michael Fearn, Camborne
Privatisation has been a disaster for the public services and the culture that it has encouraged has lead to a cheapening of every aspect of our public life.
Nic Hubbard, York
The fact that the infrastructure and major stations had to be nationalised anyway means that simply nationalising the whole thing makes total sense to me.
Jasmin Crosbie, Carlisle
It’s a public service and should pay for itself, but huge profits – why?
Tony Hagon, Wick
Under this regime there isn’t any real competition. Let the train companies have to maintain their own permanent way etc. Profits?
Barry Mead, Tadcaster
I use East Coast mainline regularly and it’s the best operator in Britain.
Patricia Burn, Manchester
Rail profits back to the people.
Nick Sharp, St Neots
The continual dropping of standards, quality of service and reduction of safety while ramping up prices has to stop.
Conor Tomlinson, Bolton
Privatisation puts profit before performance. Privatising organisations is why this country is such an undesirable place to be. Bring back nationalisation.
Rowan Crawshaw, Caernarfon
I hate Virgin and First.
Martin Bedford, Bournemouth
The rail privatisation has got to be one of the most outrageous, harmful and impractical of all privatisations.
St Clair Stewart, Forfar
Privatisation as it is is a rip-off.
Barry Hague, Derby
Thatcher and Major sold off the country’s assets and it’s time to get them back.
Thomas Wilson, Gravesend
Taxpayers paid for it and we pay the MPs, yet they want to sell everything for profit.
Robert Bain, Glasgow
Private companies are being subsidised for failures and raking in huge profits whilst the average citizen’s fare is being jacked up exponentially. Bring back British Rail.
Richard Church, London
Get rid of the fragmented, inefficient and unsafe privatised railway system.
James Biddlecombe, Banbury
Public ownership of a public service.
Stuart Bishop, Manchester
Transport is a key piece of national infrastructure. It has no business being run for profit in the private sector.
Jonathan Chalcraft, Brighton
Let’s get people out of their cars and back onto cheap public transport.
Raymond Kerstetter, London
I actually reside in the US, but have friends in the UK, and have used the trains many a time. I’m all for decent travel.
Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty, Nottingham
A nationalised rail network would be able to re-invest in its hardware rather than paying off shareholders.
Arvind Jadwa, London
The service has been bad since privatisation, and the fares sky high.
Andrew Spence, Hastings
It is high time to re-nationalise British railways and get the kind of system that the French now enjoy.
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.
Mia Carr, Glasgow
Privatisation has caused all costs across the board to rise beyond affordable.
Benjamin Walker, Manchester
Privatisation of such a valuable service was a catastrophe from the start, so let’s rectify the mistakes of the past.