David Sheath, Nottingham
Guy Foster, Pickering
BR worked and worked well. Stations would help each other rather than compete.
John Phantis, Bath
The UK’s rail network shouldn’t be subservient to shareholders’ interests and fares should be reasonable for all.
Teresa Wormald, Knaresborough
The system requires unification. Trains used to connect with one another but no longer do so. Ticket purchase was much simpler and the ticket was valid for all lines.
Janet McLoughlin, Manchester
Bring back British Rail.
Robert Astin, London
I’m very much in favour of the nationalisation of natural monopolies.
Brendan Glynn, Manchester
Stop the rip-off billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money drained off to private companies’ shareholders. Money should stay in railways to cut fares and keep stations open.
Steve Goodman, Wellingborough
Re-nationalise not just the railways, but the electricity, gas and water suppliers as well.
Joe Stamper, Burton on Trent
Nationalisation to offer flexibility and protect rail travel at an affordable price for all.
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.
Matthew Boynton, Coventry
The railway should be for people not for profit.
Mark Lansbury, Isle of Wight
People Not Profits.
Andy Lewis, London
If the rail tickets were sensibly priced, car usage would be reduced.
Ron Ellis, Weston-super-Mare
We’ve been taken for a ride far too long.
Judith Edminson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
I can’t wait, especially now the East Coast is privatised again.
Zac Duncan, London
This is unfortunately all I’ve known (as a 27 year old). I cannot fathom how it could be more difficult than it is in this situation if it was nationalised.
Howard Badder, Nottingham
Get it done.
Roger Theaker, Liverpool
Privatisation has been a disaster for passengers and a bean feast for rail companies.
Andrew Long, Flitwick
Vertical integration has to make sense. But please keep out the politicians and civil servants from meddling in the rail industry.
Elizabeth Moffat, Nottingham
I’m totally disgusted that Virgin and Stagecoach will be taking over the running of East Coast Trains. It’s all downhill from now.
Adam Moon, Bristol
Granted I know Network Rail are trying to modernise the railway but they’re using taxpayers’ money anyway so it should be kept public.
Ian Roberts, Telford
Bring the railways back under state control and provide a better service to passengers.
Frank Belsey, Enfield
If the railways are a loss-making industry, why are there big payouts to shareholders? Where does that money come from?
Michael Jones, Shrewsbury
Imagine BR with the amount of funding all these companies get and the only compensation payments were to end users not the paper excuses we have now.
William Hughes, Rugby
BR got a quarter of the subsidy of the private companies and did a better job.
Paul Mackney, London
Bring the British rail system under state ownership and democratic control.
George Davies, Darwen
Public services should be run and owned by the public, not private financial institutions who care only about profit and not service. It’s a no brainer.
Robert Chinnery, Grays
Bring back British Rail and stop the rip-off of the extremely high fares we are forced to pay.
Lucy Wade, Kent
I hate the trains. We are the passengers. Make the railways a public service again.
Alison Parker, Enfield
As a First Capital Connect victim, I fully support your aims.