Darren Skeet, Pitsea
Private railway companies have over-inflated prices for far too long. We need to try something else.
Helen Thompson, London
Re-nationalise British Rail and the NHS, Post Office and do not privatise the probation service.
John McCarthy, Manchester
Re-regulate buses as well. Cross-subsidise socially necessary routes instead of funding millionaires.
Richard Gillett, Sheffield
All national infrastructure and any business too big to fail must be owned by the nation and run for the benefit of its citizens.
Bill Tymms, Leeds
I support the idea of keeping railways in public ownership. Too much profit is taken out by shareholders and not kept in the rail industry for future improvements.
Steve Soar, Birkenhead
Rail fares are massively overpriced because the primary concern is to pay more and more dividends to shareholders and executives.
James Robinson, Windsor
I don’t see why it was ever privatised in the first place. It only lead to higher prices and a poorer service. The government’s purse hasn’t even benefitted.
Sarah Walton, Leeds
Transport is too important to this country to leave it to a market which cannot operate proper competition as, by definition, most routes are going to be a monopoly.
Shahram Parvin, London
Privatisation has not improved services but has increased ticket prices and increased the wealth gap in the population.
Jane Wallace, Norwich
Everyone realises privatisation was a mistake. They just need to nudge back to British Rail.
Marian Standen, Leeds
Other countries have not privatised their rail networks and they work better and the fares are cheaper.
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?
Derek Tingle, Sheffield
Privatisation of our railways led to a big increase in rail fares and large profits for shareholders. The government still put cash into our railways for shareholders profit.
Melonie Gouldbourne, London
Standing in Virgin train on a impinged knee injury and blistered feet from a charity hike at in the Lake District. £107 to stand for 3-4hrs! Terrible service.
Luke Bristow, Basildon
C2C commuter, crowded expensive rubbish.
Lynn Bates, Carlisle
Yes Ed, be bold and re-nationalise the railways. Also ban fracking while you’re about it.
Kaeren Daunt-Jones, Rochester
Although it was by no means perfect as BR, it was a whole lot better than now. Employ real railway people at the top too, not business Muppets who don’t understand.
Vivian Williams, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Re-nationalise all the utilities that Thatcher destroyed with her selfish aims.
Harvey Jackson Booth, Huddersfield
I work in the rail industry and I am sure what I have been told was that it was so much better under British Rail.
David Kernohan, Avon
British Rail was cheaper and was more efficient.
Shelley Black, Bradford
Privatisation has not worked for taxpayers, passengers or rail staff. Put it right.
Jacqui Lewis, Hook
We’ve tried global privatisation – look where it got us. Let’s return to publicly-owned local and national services run for the public good.
Lorna Jarman, Beaconsfield
Please bring back sanity to our rail system.
Robert Bailey, Bristol
It’s a long time coming.
Mike Rumney, Paignton
The railways must return to public ownership as soon as possible. Services to the south west are embarrassing. First Great Western are being offered incentives to continue. Why?
Darren Balshaw, Potters Bar
Public services not for profit.
Christine Owen, Sheffield
Privatisation is just a massive smash and grab raid on the state and it must be stopped by re-nationalisation.
Daniel Cocker, Manchester
Private train service is an abomination.
David Clarke, Nottingham
It makes sense unlike a certain political party.
Jonathan Burton, Scarborough
I am a regular rail traveller, not just on one network. The lack of a cohesive policy and co-operation between the different companies is shameful.