Ian Gornall, Preston
Privatise it now. Let’s get back to being a real railway again.
Angela Sandford, Ipswich
My granddad would be turning in his grave. He was a BR worker, when BR was British, and was a career choice, with a decent pension.
Sue McCormick, Lancaster
People not profit.
Donasld Wilson, Bristol
Because we are tired of fuelling share holders’ pockets and getting worse and worse services.
Nick Scarr, Aldeburgh
Privatisation of national structure is theft of public assets.
Peter Nisbet, Glenrothes
It is high time that control over the railways was put back where it belongs, under the control of the government and the people. Any profits should come to the system.
Lynn Cotton, Durham
Please nationalise the railways. Privatisation has not worked. I want our railways back in public ownership and accountable to the taxpayer.
Phill Lloyd, Hailsham
Bring back British Rail. Privatisation of the U.K railway network is a proven failure; just ask the fare paying passengers!
Barb Sheppard, Windermere
I am really fed up about the sky-rocketing price of train tickets brought about by the “free market” model. My family are scattered and can rarely afford to get together.
Gregg Burnell, Chesterfield
I’d love to use trains more but, almost every time I do, I’m staggered by the inefficiency and outrageous cost of the service. It needs to change.
Keith Graham, Cheltenham
I am utterly stunned at the appalling state of our rail network. This needs to be put right. I have stopped using trains and started using planes, which are cheaper.
Paul Bungay, New Ash Green
Simple logic: a private company has to make a profit/pay a dividend to shareholders. Either there is less left over to invest in the railway itself or fares have to rise.
Frank Burgin, Sheffield
We used to complain about British Rail, but the expensive privatisation is a dog’s breakfast. Kill it dead and bring back proper public services.
Norah Stuchfield, Fleetwood
It would be nice to have the trains back running from Fleetwood to other parts of the country again so that people can travel to work.
Rich Mottershaw, Cheshire
Eventually the powers that be will see sense and they will bring back British Rail, an organisation we can all be proud of.
Thomas McCormack, Eccles
Re-nationalise the utilities too.
Jenny Pashley, Harrogate
It is clear that the de-nationalised industry has seen no improvements to services. Travelling often in Europe, it is evident that states can run excellent rail services.
Delighted to find a group which thinks as I have done since privatisation of the railway.
David Green, St Albans
An integrated and unified rail service is the sensible solution to put the railways back on the right track.
Alistair Salmon, Medway
British Railways was run more effectively than today’s Train Operating Companies.
Julie Hope, Cheddar
When I think of what we used to have and what we have now it is definitely regression not progression.
Steph Jones, East Yorks
Fully publicly-owned, and fully funded.
Damian Kershaw, Wallasey
Why we as taxpayers and passengers continue to fund private profits with public money is crazy.
Stephen Millership, Stockport
It’s great that we finally have a forum to help put an end to this crazy state of affairs that is rail privatisation.
Jonathan Davidson, Coventry
Even in its darkest days, starved of investment, British Rail wasn’t as bad as these cowboy operators.
Joan Maclellan, Edinburgh
Save East Coast from privatisation.
Christopher Gunning, Rickmansworth
Privatisation just hasn’t worked. Fares are too high, ticketing too complicated, services inadequate. Please bring British Rail back.
Rita Cocking, Plymouth
The railways have been going downhill since the days of the dreaded Dr Beeching. Why should we be the only country that has to pay over the odds to travel by rail?
Jennie C-Knight, Cromer
Privatisation drives up prices and encourages companies to make too much money out of a public service.
Kelly Norman, Wellington
Extortionate prices for horrendous services.