Frank Belsey, Enfield
If the railways are a loss-making industry, why are there big payouts to shareholders? Where does that money come from?
Jus Sargeant, Middlesbrough
Restore our national rail.
Philip Nevins, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
I’m an East Coast disgruntled rail passenger.
Jason Whattam, Launceston
Privatisation is theft.
The privatised railways make no sense for the passenger. Companies and managers make huge profits whilst passengers, taxpayers and workers are ripped off.
Pam Heynes, Carnforth
It was doing okay, so why was it changed?
Kevin Murphy, Bristol
You know it makes sense.
Al Iby, Holsworthy
Bring back British Rail.
Nicholas Hayes, Durham
People’s daily commute shouldn’t be left to free market greed.
Christopher Shevlin, Leeds
Your talk last night convinced me.
Linda Duckenfield, Sheffield
Good nationalised public transport is essential to any civilisation.
Mark Reynolds, London
Run the railways for the people and not for the benefit and profit of the private railway companies.
Bruce Williams, Barmouth
As an ex BR employee it makes a world of sense, as passengers would benefit over and over again.
Hugo Rogers, Newbury
Yes, but we need more lines re-opened (and not HS2) to create more capacity.
Vivienne E Heatley, London
Another wonderful institution built by the people for the people. Keep it decent. Keep it affordable!
Mandi Riseman, St. Albans
Bring it back.
Tom Cannon, Stoke-on-Trent
As a student, I feel that, even with a railcard, rail fares are extortionately expensive and the ticketing systems with multiple vendors are far too complicated.
Michelle Strange, London
It’s time we all stopped being fleeced by big business.
Rex Holt, Bradford
I just totally agree with what you say.
Jamie Massey, Essex
Bring back the British values of a great rail company.
UK trains are a shambles compared to the rest of Europe.
Linda Brachio, Croydon
The current privatised rail system is ridiculous. There is no competition on the privatised lines. It is just a licence to make money at the customers’ expense.
Sam Hilson, Llanelli
Awful service which is often late, combined with insufficient capacity due to the lack of carriages put on by the operator.
Adam Moon, Bristol
Bring back British Rail.
Barry Smith, Clevedon
Put an end to private profit, public risk.
Jennifer Ware, York
Hands off our railway. It is making a good profit. Stop selling off the crown jewels.
Steve Goodman, Wellingborough
Re-nationalise not just the railways, but the electricity, gas and water suppliers as well.
Philip Davis, Birmingham
The fragmented privatised railway is still paid for by the taxpayer, yet is so inefficient that it costs three times what BR cost. It’s time to give us back our national railway.
Carolyn Black, Newnham-on-Severn
we are an embarrassment compared to other European countries. The rail system is a shambles.
Brian Wilkinson, Harrogate
I think the East Coast should remain publicly owned as a means of comparing profit levels and costs while continuing to raise money for improving other public services.