Mary Lennon, Manchester
My uncle and grand-dad both worked as signalmen on British Rail – so in their memories I’m signing the petition. My uncle said privatisation was the worst thing that ever happened.
Get it brought back under one controlling body.
Daniel Collett, Nottingham
Stop raising fares. Stop subsidising fat cats.
Joe Laughlin, Keighley
Re-nationalise and lets have a rail system owned by the people for the people with the profits going to the government not private companies.
Rod Galilee, Warkworth
East Coast has out-performed all other rail service providers in recent years. A true indication that it should be government run for us and not for private owners.
Jeffrey Keight, Liverpool
It was more reliable, safer and more cost-efficient in public ownership.
Irene Jones, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
What exactly does this country own? Answers on a postage stamp please, if you can afford one.
James Martin, Glasgow
Re-nationalise the railways.
James Davies, Leeds
I use East Coast trains which shows what state-owned trains can do for service and value for money. Let’s extend this to the rest of the network.
Liam Hall, Horley
Southern Rail is a load of rubbish.
Eirin Julie Ingebrigtsvoll, London
For the people, not private profit.
Francis Nixon, Marton, New Zealand
The privatisation of BR was a criminal destruction of a well-functioning railway system for the stupidest ideological reasons and has been a disaster for Britain.
Paul Elmore, London
Rail is growing and the privateers are ripping us off. If private industry is so good why do they target the public sector?
Mark Morgan, Petersfield
There should be subsidised or free rail travel for the unemployed and those on low incomes. I can’t even afford to go to London for a day to see the free museums.
Marika Sherwoood, Oare, near Faversham
In 15 years my rail fare has more than tripled from Faversham to London using a Senior Rail Card and not arriving in London before 10am.
Jen Roberts, Skelmersdale
Rail prices are extortionate.
Neil Salvage, Brighton
Helen O’Leary, Milford Haven
For too long private rail companies have been getting away with massive price increases for an often shoddy service. I want to see the railways re-nationalised.
I’d like to nationalise everything. It works in Europe.
Melinda McCheyne, Christchurch
Privatisation and profit before passengers is wrong.
David Macklin, Colchester
The Conservative government of John Major in 1992 did not have a mandate to privatise the railway. Tories are undemocratic.
Ryan Pengelly, Exeter
We want British Rail back.
Monica Marchi, Brighton
I think that these private companies like Southern are making money out of long-suffering passengers.
Mick Walsh, Bristol
I spent ten years working as a ticket inspector at Milton Keynes and the way the privatised railways are run are a joke.
Shaun Lowthian, Liskeard
As soon as possible.
Ian Enters, Sheffield
Currently we have the worst privatisation. The loss of British Rail started the robbery from the people to the powerful.
Jackie Stevens, Coventry
It just makes sense.
Kevan Ogden, Chester-le-Street
Please explain to me how sucking profits from previously nationalised businesses make them work better? The lessons of 70s have been learned. Reunite trains with the tracks.
Adrian Walker, Lancaster
Nick Packer, Glasgow
There are a few things I believe should not be subject to market forces, shareholder interests etc.