Jean Wanless, Glasgow
Railways should be nationalised, upgraded and provide cheap alternative travel to take as much traffic off the roads as possible.
Christopher Willan, Birmingham
Public services should be owned and run by the public, for the public good, not for profit.
Roger Jacob, Wrexham
In 1948 the Government of the day had to nationalise the railways to keep them operating. That time has returned.
David Fellows, Brighton
Let’s put this public service into the hands of people who have to listen to the public they serve rather than the enemies of public service.
Lawrence Green, Lewes
Privatisation was a travesty.
Simon Jones, Bromley
We need a joined-up train service run in the public interest, owned by the public.
Tony Tyler, Letchworth Garden City
It works so why mess it up again.
Alan Williams, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Money can be made, so make it for the taxpayer.
Doreen Stevenson, Portsmouth
Private ownership only ever lines the pockets of shareholders and never serves the public needs.
Joseph Miller, London
Privatisation is an article of faith in the political consensus of our times, despite its appalling record of failure. It is time to bring back British Rail.
Simon Gee, Coventry
Enough is enough. Rail users first.
Kayla Ente, Brighton
Chris Grayling has now conceded that the trains and the tracks need to be operated by the same entity. Therefore, re-nationalisation is now imperative.
Patrick Healy, Billingham
Please don’t privatise the whole of Britain. We have little left. Leave trains alone.
Edward Cordell, Newark-on-Trent
I generally moan the loss of our National Railway owned and run by us and not the French or German franchises. Lets pay the right price for travel not subsidising others.
Jo Winship, Hull
It used to work, not perfectly, but far better, and cheaper than the current mess.
Gary Madden, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
It should never have been sold off in the first place. We owned it, why did we need the chance to buy something we already owned. It was all about giving it to the rich.
Francis Varley, Sheffield
I want better public transport, not richer leeches.
Estelle Mageean, Barnsley
I demand we have our railways back.
Charles Barratt, Castleford
I do believe it is a disgrace that the British railways are segregated and have the unusual rip-off fares.
Jan Halligan, Holmfirth
Public transport should be a service, not a business.
Ryan Board, London
My grandfather used to revel in taking me around the country on British Rail. It was classy, romantic and visionary, and with its unrivalled history.
Robert Sunners, Cockermouth
Basic transport should be a right in this country. Stop the fat cats profiting and support the public.
Doug Craner, Nottingham
The public purse is always propping up private business!
John Mangan, Norwich
Every privatisation has been a disaster. Beeching was in the pocket of the road hauliers. Bring back our rail networks in state hands.
Robert Ormerod, Cardiff
The privatised railway companies are massively subsidised by public money. All privatisation was only ever about creating a mechanism for the elite to enrich themselves.
Nancy Jones, Folkestone
As a kid I could travel anywhere safely at low cost, including those great day trips tickets. Now I can’t afford to go anywhere in UK as I get coach sick.
David Hall, Huddersfield
A good service well run.
Kevin Wilson, Leeds
Privatisation of the railways has been a disaster for rail users with rising fares and the lack of investment that was promised.
Martyn Thirlway, London
This is something I have been saying for a long time. The government should be responsible for transport, hospitals and schools. I wish this action the very best.
Robert Powell, Stockton-on-Tees
Stop rail companies avoiding tax here while shipping rail profits and taxpayer subsidies abroad. East Coast line is a great example of what public ownership can do.