Kay Davies, Nantwich
Bring it back.
Lois Hubbard, Doncaster
National Rail is the best way forward – but it must be well-funded and inventive, so it needs real investment.
Malcolm Halliday, Exeter
I remember old Beeching, the beginning of the demise of the British Rail network, and it’s even worse now.
Alan North, Spalding
As a retired British Rail Civil Engineer I will confirm that, with a direct labour workforce of BR employees right up to Chief Civil Engineers, we rocked.
Iain Logan, Liverpool
Start with the railways, then re-nationalise gas, water and electricity. Hands off the Royal Mail too!
Geiif Mcghee, France
I like trains and want to see more trains without the trains being owned by bad train companies.
Naomi Brown, Southampton
Give the railways back to the public. Private ownership doesn’t work. It’s not a new idea and it can be done with next to no cost. What are they playing at?
Nicholas Ham, Newquay
Bringing back British Rail can put an end to the mass confusion on the railways by having to go from one company’s train service to another’s.
Richard Brierley, Derby
Prices for train travel have soared through the roof and passengers are penalised financially if they travel at certain times.
Mazhar Asghar, Leeds
I’m sick to death of Tory-inspired rip-offs.
Gina Woods, Norwich
Re-nationalisation and the profit made would assure governments that they could invest to improve our failing rail system. It’s a win/win situation.
Peter Kimble, Luton
Put people above profits. We were once known around the world for having a great rail service. Stop selling the people’s property.
Glen Reeves, Folkestone
Bring BR back. SouthEastern and the others are a joke, and are ripping us all off.
Patricia Preece, Ledbury
We regularly travel across the country, encountering delays due to cancellations, strikes etc. Different providers do not take any responsibility for the consequences.
George Arthur, Barnsley
One of the South Yorkshire Freedom Riders, we believe transport should be for the use of the public with control by the public not a money-maker for private companies.
Andrew Watson, Bury
As a West Coast line user I have seen rise after rise and I only get a seat on one in four of my journeys.
Helen Evison, Harrogate
East Coast rail, state-owned, more efficient than private rail companies, also given taxpayers’ money and costs more.
Wilfred Watson, Lincoln
Public transport is, or at least should be a public service and, like all public services, it should not be a business opportunity for private companies to exploit taxpayers.
George Johnston, London
The privatised service is much worse for customers and employees. It makes no sense.
Christopher Connery, Birmingham
Long Overdue for changing, this nightmare called privatisation.
Matt Pattinson, Hednesford
I’m due to become a university student, but the train fares are too high for me to perform a morning commute. A nationalised rail would help reduce these ridiculous fees.
Thomas Meyrick, Dorset
Nice advert on the back of Private Eye.
Jeanne Woodcraft, Berkhamsted
I’m fed-up with subsidising this privatisation.
Richard Keel, Glasgow
The theft that was their nationalisation continues to rob us daily. This must end.
Jsnr Ayres, New Mills
It’s so obvious, it hardly needs arguing.
Barry Gallego, Rochester
We are fed up with paying high rise prices for these greedy rail bosses. The trains never get you on time. Bring back British Rail.
Sean Millwood, Stevenage
We need to maintain a core of public services which create a sense of shared ownership and shared benefit. Water, energy, health, education cannot be open to profiteers.
Good ideas here!
Chris Tucker, Bristol
Nationalised services for the common good should be preferred over shareholder profit for the privileged few.
Philip Sutton, Gateshead,
Britain has the most expensive railway system in the world because it has been carved up for profit.