Eric Gendle, Middlesbrough
The East Coast mainline is state-run and profitable, unlike all other franchises. Follow their lead.
John Ketchell, London
Restore public service. Even in a recession European countries manage to run proper railways without feeding private greed.
Joyce Laidler, Ryton
And British Gas and electricity and the water industries.
Katie Goodwin, Tadley
The Great Train Robbery – the British privatised rail network.
Richard Pendregaust, Dubai
I’m a British expat, appalled at degradation of public services each time I visit UK. Always a Tory voter but some things should remain in state hands. Singapore for example.
Elizabeth Timms, St Neots
You’d do better supporting the Green Party than Labour if you want this to happen.
M Anderson, Ipswich
Not for profit.
Colin Crockett, York
As a seventy three year old, having worked for British Rail, I feel that the privatisation of the railways was a retrograde step.
Maggie Cooke, London
This is ridiculous – the rich get richer at the poor’s expense.
Owen Cowells, Lothian
Allan Hall, York
BR had such a poor reputation as a brand I am not surer we want it back, but we certainly don’t want the current system.
Cheryl Crane, USA
Having lived in Esher, Surrey years ago and used British Rail many, many times, I wholeheartedly support the folks who serve the public so well. I just wish, wish.
Jim Read, Chesterfield
Perhaps we shall see some sense when the Cons and the Labour join forces.
Harald Dahle, Abingdon
Infrastructure utilities should be publicly funded and accountable to their users, not to their shareholders.
Jean Curr, Aylesbury
Selling off our railways to private companies outside the UK is not working. They get richer and we get ripped off. British Rail worked. TfL taking over would work.
Steve King, Royal Tunbridge Wells
We need to do something because soon Kent to Manchester will cost over
Claire Card, Shoreham-by-Sea
If the government puts the same amount of money into British Rail as it has into the private sector we would have a good, cheaper network.
Ted Barnes, Aylesbury
We want cheap fares. I want to travel around the network but it’s so expensive.
Hannah Holroyd, Colchester
Too expensive for such an unreliable service. The new increase is an absolute joke from out-of-touch people with no experience of the service.
David Gillian, Leeds
Public transport should be for the public, not for private profit. With climate change looming we need affordable fares to encourage cleaner travel. Re-nationalise the railways.
James Gosney, Wedmore
Bring back a national public transport system that is for the people and not for private profit.
Bernice Broggio, Gateshead
Privatisation is a right wing ideology that does not work with industries that need to be countrywide and where some areas need to be supported by others.
Leigh Samuels, Wolverhampton
Just look at the East Coast line. The way forward is to re-nationalise.
Mark Zaretti, Leeds
People before profit. The country needs an affordable rail network.
Paul Smith, Sheffield
Bring back British Rail and get rid of this joke of a railway we now have.
Patricia Fort, Glasgow
British Rail was good, but it did leave room for improvement. Some of that came with the sharp edge of privatisation but then the sharks came in.
Anthony Thorley, Sittingbourne
Old BR – poor management. New services – bad management plus greed – any thing for profit.
Newton Cleghorn, Rowlands Gill
Our transport system should be for people – not for profit.
Sam Morris, Millom
Bring back BR like the good old days.
Chris Calo, Harleston, Norfolk
Yes, re-nationalise it now.