Lee Osborne, Skipton
Public transport should not be run for private profit.
Margaret Tibble, London
The privatisation of British Rail has proved to be a huge mistake. Can we please learn from this one and re-nationalise it.
Ann Jarvis, Devizes
The sooner our rail network, or fragmented network, is re-nationalised the better.
Paul Sinclair, Baldock
The current system just gives profits to private companies instead of the state.
Colin Fallows, Scarborough
The sooner the better.
John Gessler, Barnsley
There was much that wasn’t great about BR when it was nationalised, but the current farrago is unliveable with. Phased re-nationalisation is the only practical option. Carpe.
Jo Savill, Retford
The only thing privatisation has brought us is poor quality, expensive, unreliable rail services.
Glyn Jones, Dartford
End the farce and re-nationalise the railways. I travel to and from Cumbria by train and have never arrived on time in any direction. Also the fares are so expensive,
John Marsden, Lochgilphead
A unified national network run in the interests of passengers can only be better than the current fragmented system run in the interests of private profit and bureaucrats.
Elizabeth Cross, Chichester
I long for the old days when the railways were run by people who were truly interested in their jobs and not run for greedy profiteers but for the passengers.
Sylvia Aldworth, Nottingham
We need a nationalised railway, not to support shareholders.
Marion Clement, Edinburgh
What is wrong with public services for the public as opposed to selling valuable institutions and infrastructure to private companies beholden to profit and shareholders?
Love this idea… Could be a massive help for the country!
Kathleen White, Edinburgh
Please provide affordable, decent transport for the public. Transport should not be for shareholders’ profit.
Annie Bulmer, Edinburgh
Oh, yes please.
Kim Lang, Aylesbury
Prices are getting ridiculous now. What’s more, the service is getting worse. Delays, overcrowding and high expense is not what we need.
Martin Catchpole, Ipswich
Bring it back. The people’s railway.
Anthony Howe, Luton
Privatisation hasn’t worked on the railways. Bring back public ownership.
Barry Collins, Bishops Stortford
The railways are a public service.
Anne Stockport, Peterlee
As soon as shareholders and profits come in, consumers needs go out.
Mark Waterer, Ashford
Railways were privatised so why is the government spending £50bn to build a new line only to hand it over to a private operator for the benefit of a few people?
David Mullin, Preston
Run for the benefit if the people not a few shareholders.
Elvina Wilson, Brentwood
I totally support this petition.
Thomas John Wheeler, Dyfed
Re-nationalise our railways now to stop the above inflation fare rises!
Michael Heslop, Durham
The present system is inefficient and wastes money. It’s time for change.
Tristan Owen, London
I’m disgruntled and fed up with daily cancellations, delays and overcrowded peak-time services on the Luton/St Albans to Sevenoaks service.
Lorraine Rycroft, Chester
The rail network is a disgrace to this country. We have travelled by rail in Europe where prices are affordable and regulated. In the UK pricing is a minefield.
Sheila Sheppard, Milton Keynes
You know it makes sense.
David S., Milton Keynes
It should never have been privatised, like all other public services – Water, Gas, Electricity, which were all sold to foreigners who made a fortune off the backs of British people.
Bradley Clark, London
The sheer confusion of using our transport system makes me ashamed in other countries. The cost of train travel way surpasses travel by car.