Jason Whattam, Launceston
Privatisation is theft.
David Elford Johnson, Telford
Yes, take it all back, but don’t spoil it by outlandish claims when we do.
Margaret Kearns, Ashton-under-Lyne
If we don’t stick together the fat cats will get fatter. Act now.
Thomas Knowler, Tunbridge Wells
Bring back nationalised rail, please.
Jason Kalidas, London
I am more than sick of this madly priced rail system. I travel in Europe by train often and the fares are reasonable.
David Marsh, London
The reason why the railways were privatised was because they were poorly managed.
John Rochford, Middlewich
In a truly civilized, wise society, things like railways and our electricity/gas provision, should be run by the people for the people.
John Shuker, Carlisle
The railways are a vital public service that should be owned by the people and be run for the people.
Jane Ayres, New Mills
No system is perfect, but lining the pockets of big business with public money, while enjoying an expensive and inferior service, is the worst of all worlds.
Mark Edward, Leicester
Our trains could be a force for green, accessible, fairly-priced travel, rather than solely an extortionate money-making operation for uncaring corporations.
Fran Waight, Hertford
We would have a better and cheaper railway if it was re-nationalised.
G Pike, London
Privatised rail is massively subsidised by the taxpayer and bailed out when it fails. All the while funds are siphoned off to shareholders. Nationalised privatisation?
Relsov Obshtestven, Sofia, Bulgaria
We support you 100%. In Bulgaria government wants to sell our railways too and systematically to ruin our Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ).
Martin Griffiths, Fraserburgh
Take rail transport out of the hands of profiteers and banks.
Will Graham, London
Privatisation has failed miserably. It’s time for the public to own public services again.
Richard Edwards, Cirencester
Rail privatisation was a hurried, botched disaster. Costly for the UK taxpayer and has brought no real long-lasting benefit. Bring it back under our control..
Gary Clarke, March
It should never have been disbanded. It’s time to bring it back.
Gerry Mooney, Paisley
Re-nationalise the railways now and plan for a long term investment in the most sustainable form of transport.
Karen Fairhurst, Manchester
Re-nationalise our railways so we can once again be a united power on the rails.
Gary Sell, Darlington
It should be a transport system, not a profit organisation for a few cowboy bus operators.
M Murphy, Scunthorpe
Expropriate the train robbers.
L. Grad, Manchester
Fares are confusing, expensive and don’t make sense. Trains are crowded, unsafe, and unhygienic. Things need to be changed. We need an affordable and safer railway.
Benjamin Denton-Cardew, Ipswich
Aside from GNER, Anglia Railways and Chiltern, privatisation has done nothing for the discerning passenger.
Anthony Farrell, London
Keep up the good work.
Chris Honeyman, Chelmsford
Bring back BR and stop funding other countries’ state-run railways.
Tom Halpin, Aberystwyth
This alleged privatisation has been costing British tax-payers far too much and provided nothing for us. Seize the so-called rail companies’ assets and re-nationalise.
Jason Warner, Raunds
Bring back British Rail. A unified railway is a good railway.
Louise Butcher, Kent
I’ve reached the end of the rail with Southeastern. We need a return to a service run for passengers not for profit.
Angela Lloyd, Newport
I have always loved travelling by train, as, when I was a child, my father was a guard.