Atkins Andy, Leeds
It’s time the Labour Party made it a manifesto pledge.
Ant Veal, Teignmouth
This should be run for the people and not for profit.
Steve Blackwell, Nottingham
I believe all major infrastructure should be nationalised, so that it is controlled by government, thereby giving the voters ultimate control, not fat cats.
Ben Huggins, Exeter
It needs doing now. Re-nationalise the lot.
Elizabeth Rogerson, Glasgow
For the love of God, get our social infrastructure away from these foul spivs! No more privatisation of anything, you avaricious bastards!
Alexia Wright, Essex
Leaves were never a problem for British Rail. It should never have been made a run-for-profit organisation.
Gilbert Fisher, Kilmarnock
They should never have been privatised in the first place, as this is a true public monopoly.
Alan Rimmer, Fleetwood
Rip-off Britain. See it by rail, if only you could afford to.
Neville Mosey, Leeds
Most other European countries have nationalised rail services which function far better than ours.
Steve Goddard, Crawley
Re-nationalisation could be designed to benefit passengers, workers and small/medium size companies as well through fair non-cartel competition. Fewer lazy fat cats.
Steve Lawlor, Purley
We need a proper railway service, not the one we have at the moment.
Michael Thompson, Doncaster
It’s about time taxpayers stopped subsidising railways so private firms take profits. East Coast rail has proved that public ownership equals profit for taxpayers.
Joan How, Luton
My father worked for British Rail from 1947 until 1958 when he was made redundant due to privatisation. He was devastated.
Peter Clegg, Sheffield
We need an integrated rail service, not one with competing companies resulting in difficulties in organising journeys and crazy pricing structures.
Hayley Lynch, Luton
For many reasons, public safety being one of them, the trains should come back to their rightful home – the public sector.
Parham Azima, London
Bring it back asap British Rail.
Lorenz Fritschi, Rennes, France
Yes. British Rail for ever.
Dennis Warwick, Burley-in-Wharfedale
I am a former porter on BR in 1949-50. I would like the railways back in public ownership.
John Spokes, Luton
East Coast trains have shown the way. It’s no good saying if it was privatised it would do better. It was tried twice and failed twice. Let’s bring all the network back.
Angus G Bennison, Snodland
The service is Dickensian and all about profit, not about the quality of service. We the general public are held to ransom by giving Southern Rail another renewed franchise
Ellie Gibbs, Knaresborough
Give us back our National Rail.
Guru Krishnamurthy, London
It is high time we reclaimed the railways which should be a public service. Public money should never be paid to supplement private sector profits, as is being done now.
Freddie Gould, London
Keep the fare prices down and the public services in public control.
Sharon Roberts, Colchester
My father, my granddad, my uncle, my ex-partner all worked on BR. How it has been run and maintained the past few years has been of great concern to me.
Dorothy Braithwaite, Blackburn
Give us back the good old days.
Nea McKeon, Albuquerque, USA
I loved British Rail as a tourist. I miss it.
Tony Ethridge, Bridgwater
East Coast is handing back millions to the government. Keep it as Directly Operated Railways and do the same for the rest.
Patricia Burn, Manchester
Rail profits back to the people.
William Houston, Grange-over-Sands
It’s better not to use wording like “re-nationalise”. Include all utilities and bus companies. Make sure the latter run services co-ordinated with the rail system.