Simon Ford, Glastonbury
Reopen as many of the stations as possible closed by the Beeching review. Glastonbury has no station. Neither does Wells or Shepton Mallet in Somerset.
Carol Cook, Leeds
Please re-unify the rail network.
Linda Steers, Milton Keynes
Railways, gas, water and power are strategic assets. Why does the government think is a good idea to sell to private companies? They’re idiots.
Alan Masson, Dunbar
Yet another delayed journey on a network unfit for purpose because it is run for private profit.
Bob Hawkes, Romford
I can’t believe people think these companies want to put money into the system. They all want to take it out and that’s Tory policy.
John Rolfe, London
It can’t happen soon enough.
Simon Lowe, Glasgow
Rail privatisation has been a spectacular failure, benefiting neither passengers nor taxpayers.
Anita Maunsell, Newark
Privatised rail has only resulted in complicated and highly expensive services.
Michael Perre, Paddington
Listen to the people.
Andy Travis, London
Enough is enough. The rail infrastructure in this country is beyond terrible. It’s expensive, embarrassingly bad and the companies are without culpability.
Annie Niner, Leyton
Give it back to the public.
David Herbert, Sunderland
Privatisation has not worked. Public subsidies have tripled, fares are much more expensive and investment levels inadequate. It’s not what we were promised at privatisation.
Rose Burn-Murdoch, Loanhead
This makes sense.
Yvonne Weaver, Dagenham
Why doesn’t the government learn by their mistakes? Outsourcing does not always work. It’s all about the shareholders wanting big payouts. It’s time to say no more.
Matthew Wright, Southampton
I’m tried and fed up of having to pay money to stand up and get crushed against a door or seat. The British Rail Network is on the bring of collapse, we need our rail back
Margaret Hunt, Doncaster
East Coast line has proved that a state-run railway can succeed and make money, so let’s keep it nationalised and extend railway nationalisation.
Chris Bright, London
If we’re going to subsidise it anyway, I don’t want my taxes going into the pockets of shareholders.
Anthony Webster, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Northern Rail – what a rip off.
Sam Wahnon, Manchester
It costs almost £150 to get from Manchester to see family in Devon. It’s cheaper to fly to Paris. What a joke.
Nick Pope, London
This country desperately needs a unified, streamlined, better value and better service railway.
Tony Sandland, Birmingham
I’m an ex-Saltley guard. This infrastructure that’s losing a battle is ludicrous. Bring back British Rail.
Brian Keeping, London
Fares get absurd as commuters are ever more crushed for space and reliability gets ever worse.
Michael Ellis, Honiton
Public transport is for the public good not for private profit.
William A Edmundson, Atlanta, USA
Transportation is a public good that must not be a source for private rents. It’s silly to privatise the road system, equally so rail.
Danny Kearney, London
Half empty first class seats, standing only on certain routes with above inflation ticket prices. Compare East Coast financial figures with franchises. No contest.
Andrew Pettigrew, Sheffield
It’s not just the railways that need to be brought back into public ownership, but that’ll do for a start.
Stuart Thomson, Glasgow
I actually use the train more in Holland than the UK. It is terrible to think that the Dutch trains are so efficient because they are subsidised by their running UK trains.
Sebastian Sandys, London
We’ve given up Empire, we’ve given away the Navy. We’ve given away the gold.
Angela Briggs, London
This is the only country I know where you can’t travel at weekends without hassle and where you can get fined for travelling with the ticket you bought in good faith.
Mark Parr, Newhaven
Bring it, Bring it, Bring it back to me.