Stephen McVeigh, London
I agree that the current system is expensive and deeply flawed.
Alan Meiklejohn, Glasgow
Public sector ownership is a more efficient model.
Bryn Glover, Harrogate
Miliband must be blind not to see what a popular declaration it would be to declare now for the re-nationalisation of all transport.
Jamie Dodd, Liverpool
Let’s stand up and stop the ever increasing fare rises for commuter travel.
Rebecca Roseff, Colwall
The highest fares in Europe, and the money goes to profit not improvements. Re-nationalise now.
Corporal Ward, Bridgend
You know it makes sense.
Michael Lewis, Haverfordwest
Retired BR R&M Fitter. I left because of privatisation after joining BR WR in the 1960s at the Swindon Apprentice Training School. Privatisation is a shambles.
Sue Ahrens, Watford
It’s clearly sensible.
Barbara Webb, York
Privatisation has been a disaster. Let the state run the railways – they did a much better job.
Christopher Evans, Byton Hand
A unified railway system is the only way. Bring back the branch lines too.
John Smetham, Wallsend
Rail fares are a travesty – beyond the reach of the people.
Jayne Carter, Weston super Mare
Commuting on modern trains costs more than driving. How can this be moral? Privatisation was a horrible mistake and should never have been done.
Kim Grais, Leeds
The privatisation of public services experiment is an unequivocal failure. It’s time to take it all back.
Deb Tetley, Leeds
Lets take back our trains and make them work for us, not private companies.
Nessie Mutch, Stowting
I’m sick and tired of not being able to afford cheap rail travel anymore.
Frank Sowerby, Durham
End the fragmented railway system. Restore railways to the people.
Philip Melaney, London
Essential services and infrastructure should never be in private hands. The potential for corruption is too high and on too grand a scale.
Bob Teasdale, South Shields
People need to know that private companies cost us more than BR did, and by definition they are there to serve shareholders’ interests before the Public’s.
Daniel Stapley, Folkestone
They should never have been split up in the first place. A national, essential service that has gone to the wall.
Leonard Jones, Ellesmere Port
It should be run by people for the people not for the rich and greedy.
Wayne Medina, Colchester
Bring back British Rail
Peter Harrison, Burton-upon-Trent
They’re ripping us off right left and centre.
Denny Evans, Flint
As a frequent rail traveller, I find the services in this country dreadful. The North Wakes Coast trains are being run in an unsafe and dangerous manner with no care.
Richard Scott, Chester
This looks like a wonderful idea.
Daniel Isles, Cirencester
I use the train loads and I would love it to be better.
Lennie Brooks, Southampton
All the private owners want is profit, at a cost to safety, passenger care and just about anything. The amount of subsidies they get. Bring BR back.
Joan Slater, Kempston
We in Bedford have changed the wretched franchise and who knows who is pretending to run it.
Albert Wm Gosnall, Weston-super-Mare
BR was stolen from the British public in the most heinous crime of the 20th century.
Tim Payne, Plymouth
I would love to take my family to London by train to see the sights but its too expensive for us to use.
Leonora Matthews, Bridgend
The last few times I used a train to Cardiff from Pyle it was standing room only. I travel by car now.