John Alan Ramsden, Cleckheaton
Well how bad is it now? Expensive, industrial action, we can’t get to Blackpool from West Yorks. Lines that need opening are stopped by incompetent managers.
Ewart Fitzgerald, Sittingbourne
Reduce fares and stop taxpayers and passengers lining the pockets of the owners of train operating companies.
David Tipp, London
Better commuter trains to the south coast
Emma Anderson, Otterburn
I believe that the railways would serve the country better if publicly-owned.
Richard Jones, Plymouth
Enough is enough.
Alex Ross, Cambridge
Privatisation has left us with the most expensive and worst trains in Europe.
Why must they all privatise the profits and nationalise the losses?
Barry Maginn, Manchester
East Coast – all that needs to be said.
Caroline Bond, Leeds
I use the East Coast mainline to visit my mother in London. I’m delighted with the service. Trains, like hospitals, schools, water, gas and electricity should belong 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.
Jim Granter, Alsager
We shouldn’t have to wait this long before we get back what was once ours.
Jill Coleman, Middlesbrough
The rail fares are ridiculous and should be much more cost-effective.
Patricia Julie Brandrick, Uttoxeter
Taxpayers’ money profiting German and French state rail. A total travesty.
In the US the push for the privatisation of government functions and services has always resulted in reduced services at higher costs.
Phil Gallon, Saltburn
Privatisation does not equal improved service or cheaper tariffs. Re-nationalise and give Britain a rail network to be proud of.
Maureen James, Northallerton
The East Coast ran very well recently and was making a profit. It didn’t need a private company to run it.
Stephen Helm, Ponteland
East Coast Rail have shown that publicly-owned is better than privately-owned, for customers and taxpayers.
Cesar Guzman, Tijuana, Mexico
Robert Irvine, Glasgow
It’s sickening that profit to a small number of shareholders is what drives this essential service. Terrible.
Joe Jordan, Dundee
Return all the land by the railway lines that has been misappropriated too.
Richard Whitfield, Leeds
If our rail franchises can be run by French and German nationalised railways why cannot we run our own nationalised railway network answerable to a parliamentary committee?
Edward Niven, Dundee
It would be great to see the return of a great travel organisation..
Harry Facey, Flamborough
Transport madness by the loony right-wing government.
Daniel Zlupko, Manchester
Late trains, no seats, constant and unjustified price increases since privatisation.
Katy Collins, Hastings
It’s about time there was a serious debate about the re-nationalisation of the railways. The present system is a farce.
Barbara Greetham, Grantham
Daniel Scroggs, Bristol
I demand a re-unified national rail network. Capitalist gain is the operational cause of all failure on this planet. Provide for the people, not for their profit.
John Cockcroft, Nottingham
The inefficiency and politically-motivated bigotry that have created this mess should be rectified and a sensible integrated and publicly owned railway created.
Diane Moore, Harrow
As a pensioner, money is tight. It would be brilliant to be able to travel to see my son and grandsons at an affordable price.
Wallace Henning, Folkestone
It’s obvious that this has to happen.