Jesse Mensah, London
Bring back BR along with Network Southeast, Intercity and Regional Railways, and end franchising for the good of the people, not profit.
James Scott, Hull
Bring back British Rail.
Ian Scarlat, Bradford
Bring it back to the people.
Patricia Thornton, Gateshead
I travel quite often on East Coast trains to London. Keep it the way it is now.
Roy Spearman, Redhill
The old British railway was not as bad as the governments of that time make out. They lied. Make them look like railway people by bringing the old uniforms back..
Mary Boehringer, Lincoln
Bring back British Rail and make it as good as Deutsche Bahn.
Robert Hough, London
Transport is essential in modern life for work, health needs and social enjoyment. Needs have to be supplied regardless of income and capital. Re-nationalise.
Nick Hill, Wolverhampton
The public must be put before corporate profits.
Brian Smith, Scunthorpe
Judging by today’s performance bring British Rail back now.
Liam Corley, Aberdare
We need a better, publicly owned railway. The private sector has enough other ventures to capitalise on.
Louise Bishop, York
All profits should be ploughed back into the railway, not people’s pockets.
Charles Punchard, Durham
The railways should never have been privatised. Track maintenance is not done as well as under BR, prices are too high and they are understaffed.
Rob Kemp, London
Re-nationalise the railways. What we have right now is unacceptable.
Claire Liebig-Denham, Thornaby-on-Tees
We owned it, you sold it and we want it back.
Edward Hudson, York
We need a single authority that will be responsible for a unified network. This is the only way that customers will be provided with the service they need and deserve.
Andrew McCorkle, Manchester
Kim Saunders, Southend-on-Sea
Re-nationalise it for the people, put the profits back into paying decent wages and re-generation of the system, not lining the fat cats’ pockets.
Barry Maginn, Manchester
East Coast – all that needs to be said.
British Rail didn’t fail, it was the Conservative government that failed it by reducing subsidy year-on-year then splitting it up into 100 bite size chunks to sell off.
Robert Bonner, Burton-upon-Trent
I’m in full support of the re-nationalisation of the railway network.
Steve Adie, Carlisle
Re-nationalise the railways and make them better. There are too many top bosses getting crazy pay and bonuses which should be used to improve the network.
Sara Castle, Holmes Chapel
Privatisation is not progress. I want to be able to afford to use the train.
Mike Shaw, Edinburgh
Miranda Saunders, Barnsley
The rail service should never have been privatised in the first place.
Stuart Anderson, Nuneaton
I believe in an integrated system that is owned by the government, not a fragmented railway.
Edward Devane, York
More money is now spent on the railways by the government than when they were wholly under public ownership.
Lorna Cameron, Leeds
Let’s go back to British Rail and reclaim rail services for the British public now.
Maggi Hunt, Northumberland
Our railways are public services. Bring them back into public ownership.
British Rail was cheaper for taxpayers and for passengers than the current privatised system.
Tony Goode, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Fares are ridiculously high compared to other EU states. Ticket pricing is a mess. Why is it cheaper to buy 2 tickets Newcastle-York-Manchester than 1 through ticket?