Ann Lerning, Preston
It is time to bring back British Rail and it is time to stop privatising.
Nick Lawn, Derby
I’m behind this 100%.
Michael Fuller, Horsham
What does it take for the government to finally do something about this level of incompetence?
Andrew Gammage, Skegness
Our trains are a joke – dirty, smelly, uncomfortable and noisy. The first train on a Sunday is 12.30, so can’t get anywhere in time to get back.
Graham Lucas, Westcliff-on-Sea
Privatisation was the worst thing that ever happened to the railways.
Daniel Nesbitt, Cramlington
Rail privatisation is an expensive failure that has cost lives and left us with a system that privatises profit and nationalises risk and cost.
Marianne Hitchen, Sheffield
Privatised railways make no sense. Look at the fantastic French system. You can’t plan proper infrastructure improvements without looking at the overall picture.
Derek Wagstaff, Plymouth
Bring back British Rail, run by the people for the people at a profit for the people not private business.
Margaret Gallacher, East Kilbride
It needs to be re-nationalised and profits re-invested in the service and health and safety of staff and customers instead of benefiting the city fat cats. Royal Mail next.
Gary Hawkins, Leeds
Let us keep some of our nationalised companies that are showing that they can provide profit for the nation.
Liam Feeley, Wimborne
The whole franchise system is a joke. Fares could come down under BR. It would be good to see Intercity, Network South East, Regional Railways, ScotRail and Rail freight back.
Ian Macpherson, Egremont
Run the railways for people – not for private profit.
John Hoyle, Kettering
Let’s get back to a rational co-ordinated transport system.
Aaran McCarthy, Warrington
Bring it back.
Paddy Costall, London
Shameful actions by respective governments have badly served the population as a whole. Labour need to get back to principles and act, before it’s too late. Some chance.
Stephen Hine, Reading
BBBR. Except this time make it accountable to a committee of the travelling public, railway experts, successful business people, and no politicians. Thank you.
Charles Andrew Rose, London
Actually, I have lived in Norway for 37 years and the railways here are still (almost entirely) publicly owned and are very good.
Geoffrey Crouch, Cranbrook
Track, facilities, rolling stock and staff should be managed regionally, with overall direction from the centre.
Geoffrey Stevens, Sheffield
Why sell off a profitable sector? Let’s get back to one national system, with built-in safeguards to prevent union domination.
Simon Leavesley, London
I remember the days when we had a wonderful national transport service, unlike today.
Madeleine Howell, Bath
Privatising the railways was the most stupid political decision after Beeching’s Axe. It’s time to do something about it.
Mark Cameron, Burnley
Please keep me informed on your progress.
John Hobday, Bristol
Public transport should be based on service and not profit-making for shareholders.
Owen McGreevy, Edinburgh
Things need to change. We must have the worst railway in Europe.
John Murdy, Lytham St Annes
They should never have been privatised. The railway has been in decline ever since.
Christine Platford, Brighton
Essential services should all be nationalised.
Barry Crozier, Ipswich
The present railway system is a shambles. Re-nationalise it now.
Char March, Hebden Bridge
I often use East Coast which has improved massively since it was taken back into public ownership. Why oh why are they going to privatise it again? Oh yes, to get rich.
Sue Horne, Brighton
Simplify fares and concentrate on running reliable trains.
Dennis Pocock, Woking
The railway industry is costing far more to run privatised than ever it did under British Rail.