Trevor Green, Worcester
We need a fairly priced service with enough carriages to make sure there is less over-crowding and that any profit is re-invested in the service, not to shareholders.
Mary Cameron, Leeds
I hope we are successful.
Privatisation does not serve citizens or passengers. The East Coast service is making a profit, which goes into public coffers.
Jarvis Coxwell, Farnham
The current British railway system is inherently flawed, and has gone noticeably downhill. As a 24 year old, I am struggling to afford the 1 hour commute into London.
Maybe get Google to help with the technologies, Ferrari and Mercedes for the engines. The timescale won’t be a problem if you have the correct QA procedures.
Harry Willoughby, Wells
British trains are deplorable for their service and prices. We need to compete with our European peers.
Lois Bennett, Doncaster
Nationalise the railways and let us have affordable, efficient trains again.
Eliot Lopes, Eischen – G.D. Luxembourg
Does support from overseas also count?
Clare Simmonds, Beaconsfield
The service provided by Chiltern is woefully inadequate. Clearly not enough resources are allocated to developing infrastructure.
James McCourt, Gateshead
Rising prices, unreliable service, don’t know who is ultimately responsible. Bring back BR so that we have a clean and well managed service.
Anthony Roberts, London
It could be done for nothing.
Stephen Baxter, Glasgow
This is self explanatory.
Pauline Hammerton, Manchester
Privatised rail companies are subsidised yet take profit. This is madness.
Paul McLeod, London
It’s time for change. Fares for re-investment not profit.
Jenny House, Aylesbury
I hate having to split train tickets to get the best deals from different train companies. Bring back sensible pricing and Bring back British Rail.
James Sinclair, Jersey
It costs more in subsidies now. Your logo is facing the wrong way. I was a BR man for 17 years.
Christine Gunby, Sheffield
Rail travel should be affordable to all and fares should be at a level to encourage people to abandon their cars and take the train. For the sake of the planet, please.
Philip Mullen, Leeds
The fragmented nature of the privatised rail network benefits neither passengers nor the taxpayer – only rail shareholders.
Frank McQuade, Motherwell
Not before time listen to the public.
Andrew Webb, London
Current arrangements are inefficient and over-complicated. There are better ways to spend government subsidy.
Keith Davies, Bangor
Bring back BR and get the job done properly and with better value.
Kristian Ramsingh, Hatfield
Bring back National Rail.
John Fryatt, Northampton.
Public transport like railways should be a basic infrastructure thing, not a profit opportunity.
Nicola Mortimer-Stokes, Cheltenham
Railways and all essential services need to be run as public services which are much, much more trusted than big business. We have bad banks, and profiteering water companies too.
Nick Green, Brighton
About time. Let’s go for it.
Umar Amin, Manchester
Bring it back now.
James Delaney, Brighton
Please fix the broken and disjointed rail mess that has stemmed from the privatisation in the 90’s.
Richard Lockwood, Heckmondwike
Bring it back into public ownership before we are ripped off again with the sale of the East Coast Line.
Anthony Oatham, Epping
I believe rail transport should be run as a joined-up service and this should be funded out of general taxation.
Robin Allen, Wellingborough
Please keep the rail network in public, not private, hands.