Chris Strong, Sowerby Bridge
Can the privatised railways get any worse?
Jake Eiseman-Renyard, London
Privatisation is really backward. Our rail network has gone down the toilet, all in the name of private profits. Change it.
Debbie Carmichael, Leeds
Private rail companies do not work well because no-one is responsible for the whole network. We need unity.
Daniel De Conceicao Silva, Worthing
I totally agree with you. Bring back British Rail and dismantle Southern Railway. I am a regular commuter on the West Coast way and it is a disgraceful line.
Bob Pearson, Chelmsford
None of the essential public services should ever have been privatised, transport especially. The backbone of a working successful Britain, strong and globally competitive.
Neil Sculley, Watford
Do it now.
Michael Mccarthy, London
Privatisation has failed and is a rip-off, just as many of us said when this misbegotten scheme to enrich investors was hatched.
Judith James, Cardiff
Being able to travel is a human right not a commodity to buy and sell.
Martin Prior, Greenwich
Everything is repeated several times over without any meaningful competition.
M&S Murphy, Scunthorpe
Expropriate, not just re-nationalise.
Martin Posner, Hastings
Railways for people not private profit.
Paul Manzotti, West Midlands
British Rail cost the taxpayer half a billion a year. Today, the rail network costs us £5 billion. A stunningly successful privatisation then!
Kristian Quillinan, Slough
We need it.
Henry Buckle, Acton
We talked about this idea over beer years ago. I can’t believe it’s happening.
Graham Armfield, Woking
The fact that the East Coast Mainline can run well at less of a cost to taxpayers shows how rail privatisation is conning us all.
Pat Vinson, Cheltenham
There is no reason why a government-run rail system can’t be efficient.
Sue Sparks, London
Rail should be under unified public ownership, only more accountable than it was before to passengers and employees.
Dominic Bridge, Manchester
Let’s Bring back British Rail and bring down fares.
Geraldine McCarthy, Erith
Fares are too expensive.
Leslie Anderson, Leeds
The only ethical way to run any public transport system is for the public’s benefit and not shareholders’.
David Newman, Sittingbourne
The worst thing was selling off our railway.
Steve Black, Southampton
It was lunacy to privatise in the first place. Railways should be for the public good – for people not profit.
Margaret Hines, Sheffield
Bring back British Rail then fewer cars on the roads.
Bryan Thomas, Bristol
Privatisation was always a ridiculous idea and we need a transport network that is cheap, reliable and not dictated by the blinkered profit motive of rich investors.
Damien McGauley, London
Bring back British Rail.
David Nicholson, Durham
As a regular traveller to London to visit family, I have noticed the service is better under public ownership and in profit. This model should be applied to all railways.
Stephen Pearson, Leeds
All essential services and transport should be brought back into public ownership. There has been a steady decline in all of these services since they were privatised.
Martin Maguire, Swinton
Nationalise them. Get rid of the robber barons and get back to fair fares and decent rolling stock.
Christopher Ryder, London
It’s not socialism, it is just sense.
Alan Fawcett, Stafford
It’s about time multimillionaires in parliament remembered they work for us. They don’t rule us. They should do something we want for once, not what their rich mates want.