Derek Carter, Sunderland
Possibly the greatest example of a failed privatisation.
Mel Thomas, Blaenau Ffestiniog
They should never have been privatised in the first place. But beware of legislation that would globally prevent this.
Alan Smith, Rushden
Return the railways to the people. Five regions served by real railwaymen. Now they stuff trains in silly liveries.
Tony Nicholson, Southampton
Get rid of the layers of parasites.
Jon Cotton, Sheffield
Thank you so much for setting up this website, and trying to do something about the expensive mess that is today’s rail system in Britain. I will support you all the way.
Chris Newsam, Malton
Yes, bring back railways into public ownership. If East Coast can do it then nationally we can.
Glyn Morrow, York
The selling off of British Rail was a cynical disaster on a par with Beeching’s disastrous decimation of our rail network in the Sixties.
Julie Sinclair, Nottingham
Hoorah and about time. Stop privatisation and greedy, profit-hungry shareholders and re-nationalise everything again.
Paul Miles, Crawley
£34.90 every day and still no seat – how can that be right?
Martin Cornish, London
Not before time.
David Mullin, Preston
Run for the benefit if the people not a few shareholders.
Jennifer Hunter, Norwich
I’ve recently used East Coast train service to Newcastle. It was on time, well early. Keep it in public ownership where all trains should be.
Bernadette Potts, Manchester
Privatisation sells the UK by the pound. Virtually all sales have been made under Tory governments. They’ve all but sold the NHS now.
Trevor Payling, Mexborough
We’re not getting value for money. The rolling stock is ageing and decrepit.
David Clarke, Nottingham
It makes sense unlike a certain political party.
Les Hughes, Wakefield
Bring back British Rail and sort out this ludicrous mess. Is there anywhere else in the world where ticket prices for the same journey change from day to day?
Alan Spicer, Bodmin
British Rail was better run than all the private rail companies put together. I should know – I have been travelling on them for more than 60 years.
Mike Smith, Manchester
Kay Green, Hastings
My partner works for a railway company. I travel by train a lot. We both know from experience why we need our railways back in public hands.
Albert Lord, Doncaster
I remember when rail travel was on time, reliable and, above all, affordable. Bring those times back.
John Seymour, Tadcaster
It is completely immoral when huge profits for shareholders are made at the expense of the public. This government should be sacked for re-privatising East Coast Trains.
Dennis Hunter, London
And when we have re-nationalised the railways, next will be energy and power.
Kaotuka Raaman, Sidcup
Rail is a necessary public service and should belong to the public.
Joe Cairns – Doran, Brighton
Nationalise more of the country. We all live here, not just the rich.
Matt Dearmer, Hitchin
No more price hikes. It’s beyond a joke. The silent, complicit masses need to say “No more”.
David Toward, Newcastle
The rail services in Britain are an absolute embarrassment! No other first world country has a rail service this poor.
Linda Ferguson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
At least transport and the NHS should be re-nationalised.
Please. I can’t get a job and it’s too expensive to use the trains.
Trevor Millington, Leeds
I totally agree with the cause. Some services should not be for profit. In my experience private does not always equate to efficiency.
Barry Hague, Derby
Thatcher and Major sold off the country’s assets and it’s time to get them back.