Steve Thomas, Cheltenham
It wasn’t theirs to sell, and profit has pushed out service and safety. Bring it back into public hands.
Andrew Rosthorn, Darwen
Of all the European countries that came to investigate Britain’s great railway privatisation experiment, not one country copied the British experiment.
Steve Walsh, York
It’s a bloody farce now.
Albert E C Hemmings, Salisbury
Stop privatising everything. There is more to life than trying to make profits as the only priority. What about providing decent public services?.
John Hicks, Sunbury-on-Thames
If even ‘Red Ed’ couldn’t be persuaded to re-nationalise the railways then it doesn’t look too hopeful – but good luck anyway.
Eileen Jaques, York
Although not frequent, I am a regular train user, mainly between York and London and occasionally other destinations.
Simon Morris, Cwmbran
Too much inefficiency, too much fragmentation, and too many rail operating companies making huge amounts of profit from rail franchises.
John Rowlinson, Westcliff on Sea
Public service not private profit.
Meic Batten, Maesteg
The present set up is wasteful.
Paul Taylor, Bristol
And the water, gas and electricity.
David Bryant-Moore, Cheltenham
Bring back British Rail indeed. We need green public transportation that doesn’t cost the earth to use. We’ve had this before and we can have it again.
Kieran Wardle, London
I believe that infrastructure vital to a nation should be owned and run by (and for) that nation, not for private profit.
Jason Warner, Raunds
Bring back British Rail. A unified railway is a good railway.
Paul Miller, Ilkeston
Get this cash cow for the rich and greedy back to the people who use it.
Gerard Moore, London
Privatised railways are a Victorian concept.
Chris Freimanis, Brighton
We compare badly with other countries where railways and postal services are still public.
Connor Egan, Chatham
Scrap privatisation and bring back British Rail.
Peter De Voil, Colsterworth
I use the East Coast service fairly regularly and it is excellent. Please don’t privatise it.
Abdul-Nasser J G Baston, London
A publicly owned, democratically accountable public transport system.
Lee McDowell, Maghull
What’s a mess, Bring back British Rail.
Greg Phillips, Bristol
We need to encourage more people to use public transport. This won’t happen whilst the railways are run for private profit.
Thomas Baldwin, Dunfermline
Privatisation has been a farce from the word go.
Elizabeth Burling, London
There are some important services which should be just that – not business, e.g. NHS, transport infrastructure. Reverse Tory privatisations.
Jack Dickinson, Penzance
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.
Peter Madariaga, Liverpool
Stop us, the taxpayers, having to subsidise the railways for the benefit of fat cats and let us take ownership and run the railways for the benefit of us all.
Stephen Russell, Peterborough
Rail was a privatisation too far.
Roy Davis, Caerphilly
The rail network has become a cash cow for multi-national corporations. Any profits should be spent on improving the infrastructure.
Ashley Sinani, London
Bring back British Rail.
Irina Ozerkina, London
Deliver good and affordable service so that everyone could benefit.