Julian Bebb, Taunton
Please bring back British Rail.
Zelia Dickinson, Norwich
Give us a rail system we can afford to use, and one which runs on time.
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.
Jennifer Ware, York
Hands off our railway. It is making a good profit. Stop selling off the crown jewels.
James Nicholson, Camelford
It should never have been privatised in the first place.
Hayden Wright, Basildon
Passengers and the Great British tax-paying public deserve better. Bring back British Rail.
John Homer, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The privatisation of British Rail was supposed to benefit the customer. What a laugh. In fact, the new owners are laughing all their way to the bank. Re-nationalise.
Clifford Alexander, Wickford
I’ve had a lot of my family all worked or work for the railway. Unfortunately my father and uncle were made redundant under the Thatcher years.
Keith Brighty, York
It’s easy to do by letting current franchises run out and not renewing them.
Aeron Linton, London
British Rail will see a return to regular, affordable, unified travel for all. It needs to be reformed. Privatisation allows companies to exploit passengers.
Hannah Davies, Basingstoke
I can’t even afford to visit my friends in Woking, even though it’s such a short journey. These prices are obscene.
Mary Pipkin, Connah’s Quay
We need our British rail – for all the people.
Maryvonne Lumley, London
Privatisation only works for shareholders, not passengers. Bring back BR.
Anthony Hinds, Harrogate
Aspiration for passengers has deteriorated through privatisation and costs have risen. It’s a failure.
Kim Boon, Barnsley
Breaking up railways breaks up communications, so we’re isolated in the north. HS2 won’t make things any better for Barnsley either.
Bill Peter, Aberfeldy
In my trainspotting days it was British Railways. Why stop at Rail?
Stuart Pratley, Lewes
Public transport, not private profit.
Sven Hanson, Brighton
The money earned from an integrated system should be used to invest in government and the railways themselves instead of lining the pockets of shareholders.
Dan Mills, Essex
Our train network in England is a joke and needs reform.
Jeff Sacree, Bude
It ain’t working so let’s fix it.
Thomas Edwin Eddleston, Oldham
They should never have been privatised in the first place.
If all else, I miss the lovely design.
Joshua Outen, Milton Keynes
We need to bring the railway back to the people who can make the track for the next generation… Bring back British Rail.
David Marriott, Exeter
I always thought privatisation was stupid. Time has confirmed that viewpoint.
Vic Bagshaw, Stockport
All sold-off businesses should be re-nationalised.
Cecilia Ballesteros, Hove
Public transport in public hands.
Fergus Priest, East Linton
Keep up the good work.
Thomas McAnea, London
Lying thieves at the train operating companies, extorting enormous profits from taxpayers whilst running third world services. It is a scandal.
Sharron Tootell, Penwortham
Stop subsidising train operating companies and invest in an integrated rail system, not this disjointed farce.
Alison Oxley, Pickering
Why break something that was working so well?