Jim Hamilton, Rowley Regis
The only part that has been privatised is the profit.
Jess Golden, Bournemouth
The price of train tickets these days is ridiculous. I am a very regular traveller and it costs me far more than I should have to pay for the distance I’m going. BBBR.
Shane Storrow, Pembrokeshire
Bring back BR.
Andrew Clark, Newton Abbot
I’m sick and tired of the Great British Rail-fair robbery.
Michal Benzinski, Stroud
A disastrous policy implemented for reasons of dogma. Our country needs a proper transport system, not a way of enriching private investors at our expense.
Finn Croker, Hurst Green
Our railways have become inefficient and disgustingly expensive.
Marc Scheimann, Luton
It makes sense, pays money back into the exchequer and costs less to rail users.
Iain Bowley, Northwich
Just the ticket.
Colin Partington, Wirral
The rail system is fine if you’re just going from A to B. If you’re going to C and need to change at D, and the second leg is with a different company – good luck with that!
Carole Price, Hexham
East Coast is publicly owned, well-run and makes money for us – the public. Let’s see the rest of the network follow suit.
David Oney, Rhyl
It’s a no-brainer – as the Americans say. Why should companies who are subsidised by us make huge profits from us?
Cecil Richardson, Nottingham
Privatisation benefits nobody except the fat cat bosses.
Edward May, Milton Keynes
ALL public services should be in public hands.
Anne Ackroyd, Peterborough
East Coast is doing really well. Let’s keep it publicly run and integrate the whole network too.
Mitch Harrison, Bolton
Bring back British Rail.
Giovanna Vettese, London
They should never have been privatised in the first place.
Martin Rowlands, Widnes
I just hope that the politicians accept that the current system would improve if it was just one company with proper accountability. Gas, electricity and water are the same.
Robert Grant, London
How much longer do we have to put up with paying disgusting fares for rubbish, sub-standard service?
Hatim Abou, Morocco
Thanks for sending me stickers. Good luck.
Stuart Elms, Worthing
Certain things in our society are done best where the ethos of ‘public service’ is paramount, not first making profit so we need to think back to the British Rail of late 80’s.
Paul English, Eastbourne
Bring back British Rail.
Samuel Moini, Milton Keynes
Bring the ownership of British Railways into the hands of the people.
Helga Baggs, Old Buckenham
I do not use railways any more. Why should single fares cost nearly as much as returns?
Ross Kirkland, Edinburgh
British Rail should be state-owned and not privately owned.
David Simm, Warrington
What has happened with the East Coast main line proves privatisation is not progress.
Thomas Lynch, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
No to private ownership.
Paul Greenwood, Durham
Bring BR back. It should be in the nation’s hands, not fat cats’.
Sarah Macdonald, Melbourne
Compared to other countries our current situation is ludicrous. The railway should be for the benefit of the people not for the benefit of the corporations.
Kane Clements, Exeter
The East Coast mainline in public hands has needed less subsidy, increased efficiency and returned money to the Treasury. Government response? Re-privatise. Madness.
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.