Paul Forrest, Bourganeuf, France
The French rail system is excellent, affordable, efficient.
Charlie Bartlett, Colchester
Under no circumstances should it cost more to travel to Scotland by train than it costs to be catapulted there in 600mph jet-powered tube. Please sort this out.
Allan Mackenzie, Inverness
Shame on the Labour Party for their failure to re-nationalise.
Dilys Hartland, Inverness
An efficient rail service can only be run for its users, not its shareholders.
David Solomons, Sale
The privatisation was a mistake in the first place. Railways are for people, not investors.
Leo Nikolaidis, Bristol
Surely there’s no-one who regularly uses the trains who thinks that the pricing is fair.
Terry McKeown, Leeds
Profiteering, money before service, disgraceful lies and deceit. It’s time for a change. Escape Tory and Labour lies.
Hilary Strong, Emsworth
I think that re-nationalising should be part of any agreement to build the new high speed rail line.
Dennis Brickles, Harrogate
The East Coast line has shown the way. It is time for politicians to listen and think again.
Caroline Joyce, London
I have worked in the rail industry and seen first hand how privatisation and greed has corrupted the industry and the quality of service.
Nicholas Burman-Vince, London
An efficient and affordable train service is vital for the economic well-being of the country.
Ieuan Berry, Newport
Bring back British Rail.
Paul Oliver, Mexborough
Stop the fat cats and bring back a national rail service which would be safer and modern.
Faith Hope Charity, Manchester
Our rail service is off the rails! The billions earmarked for the costly and environmentally destructive HS2 should be redirected into improving our current rundown system.
Godfrey Nyandoro, Leeds
The parcelling out of essential services to the private sector should have never been allowed in the first place. The shareholder has one thing and one thing only – profit.
Roy Cogo, Sutton
Social ownership, run by the people for the people now.
Don Kearney, Sussex
Bring back BR.
I worked for the railways for fifteen years and I left in 1993 as privatisation was coming in. I now cannot afford to travel by train.
Tula Maxted, Swanley
Sell off a public service, pay the owners to keep it running, let them have bonuses from the till while not carrying out maintenance work for years, Oh, and up the fares.
David Buckle, Cornhill-on-Tweed
Re-nationalise the railways.
Julian Bebb, Taunton
Please bring back British Rail.
Ian Hardy, Cambridge
Selling British Rail was the worst thing John Major’s government did. Vandalism! The East Coast mainline shows public ownership can work when the right people run it.
Mike Noble, Sunderland
Not one day goes past without a message on car radio listing rail delays.
David Kemball-Cook, St. Albans
Yes. Privatising was a big expensive mistake.
Anne Booth, Huddersfield
It should never have been privatised in the first place. The Conservative government stole it from the nation and we want it back.
Barry Graham, York
Critical infra-structure like railways should be owned by the public as in many European countries.
Steve O’Connell, Farnborough
I fully agree, the government needs to stop creating private profit on everything. The railways are there to support the economy, not necessarily directly create the profit.
Leslie Crawford, Liverpool
British Rail was always a more efficient, safer rail system when nationalised.
David Frost, Sunderland.
I believe that all public transport, electricity, gas, and water should be re-nationalised for the benefit of the consumers.