Lewis Torrington, Christchurch
Because it is right to do (ex BR employee).
Lesley Typhair, London
We need an integrated national rail system, with profits going back into infrastructure, not shareholders’ pockets.
Anne Bundock, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The railways can be managed much more efficiently in the public sector. We need an integrated system.
Tony Lyons, Manchester
With the mega-subsidy the private sector is given to run the rail system, BR would totally blossom.
My father-in-law was on a train broken down for 4.5hrs. It took him13.5hrs to cross London, after which he was fuming and died of a heart attack.
Alan Marshall, Boston
God protect us. Have you ever tried to buy a ticket via the Indian telephone No? It’s a nightmare.
Francois Calitz, Purfleet
I’m sick and tired of paying through my nose for a pathetic and unreliable service on C2C. I’ve had enough.
Trevor Shore, Poole
When I worked on BR there were 12 Coaches on Bournemouth to London trains and 11 on CrossCountry. Now there are only 10 and 5 at most.
Joshua Bryant, Welwyn
Yet again proof if any was needed that privatisation does not work.
Edward Tyrell, Liverpool
The East Coast fiasco showed why re-nationalising the train network is the most common-sense option.
Sue O’Connell, Leigh
The national railways ought to belong to everyone in the country and not be just for the benefit of the shareholders.
Eve Tait, Leicester
I’m sick of spending 4-10 hours on coaches to visit family because of ridiculous rail prices.
Gareth Bridges, Swindon
Bring back British Rail.
Frank Lawson, Halifax
The privatisation of our railways by the Thatcherite Tories has been a theft of massive proportions that must be reversed. It was totally immoral.
Claire James, Coventry
We need a singular railway operation.
Diana Defries, Cheshunt
A unified and affordable rail system, owned by this country, would transform public transport and make it far more user-friendly.
Paul Harnwell, Basildon
What they have done to the railways is a joke. The fares keep going up and up for a very poor service.
Jill Hancock, Durham
East Coast is in public hands and doing well. It should stay public. Profits are returned to taxpayers.
A fine campaign, but sadly facing an uphill struggle against politicians who cannot see what is obvious to everyone else.
Bob Billington, Magor
Enough of perpetual fare increases, no accountability, cattle class travel and excessive profits for train operators. It’s time to bring back a leaner, meaner BR.
In order to have a fully integrated transport system, we also need to bring back the National Bus Company!
Samuel Fitzgerald, Caerphilly
It is time to bring back what we lost, to the forefront of the railway network.
Kevin Flanagan, Cambridge
Privatisation is a nightmare. It’s time to re-start some public services. Don’t let this happen to the NHS.
Graham Sharman, Peterborough
British Rail was using no subsidy when privatised. Now we have a company with a massive subsidy.
Cecil Richardson, Nottingham
Privatisation benefits nobody except the fat cat bosses.
Mike Lawlor, Gloucester
British Rail was excellent – it just lacked investment and political commitment. BBBR,
Toby Miller, Rugby
Cheaper fares, more diverse service. Rolling stock can also be shuffled for effectiveness. So yes, BBBR!
John Coan, Glasgow
Tax exile scumbag Branson swindles millions from the public purse while living on a private island. The railways are ours so let’s take them back.
Russell Alexander, Manchester
I cannot believe that the current rail service is still allowed to operate such a substandard service. I travel to work on TransPennine and Northern Rail.
Ann Sheppard, Hexham
Public transport should be run for the benefit of users, not shareholders.