Faisal Qureshi, Cheadle
It’s cheaper for me to fly on a return trip to Berlin than it is to go from Stockport to London. There is something wrong here.
Helen Ingham, Luton
Privatisation doesn’t work. Nationalisation does, if not interfered with by those with vested interests. Get the country moving and working properly again.
Anthony French, Doncaster
Expensive, cumbersome, inadequate and a national disgrace – Britain’s privatised rail network. Follow the European model and bring back BR.
Arwen Nicholson, Cambridge
The fares are ridiculous and unfair. Rail travel is far more environmentally friendly than car driving and should be affordable for all.
Dawn Chamberlain, Liskeard
Our rail and utility companies should never have been sold off in the first place.
Edward Shaw, Huddersfield
Why are the German, French and Dutch state railways allowed to run our railways, yet our own Direct Rail (BR) state railway cannot. It’s crazy.
James Davies, Leeds
I use East Coast trains which shows what state-owned trains can do for service and value for money. Let’s extend this to the rest of the network.
Alan Smith, Rushden
Return the railways to the people. Five regions served by real railwaymen. Now they stuff trains in silly liveries.
St Clair Stewart, Forfar
Privatisation as it is is a rip-off.
Marcus Coupe, Egremont
East Coast is the most successful franchise now while two private operators couldn’t make it work.
Colin Naisbitt, Stockton-on-Tees
Please re-nationalise the railways.
Hamish Anderson, Hexham
Bring the railways back into public hands. Stop private companies ripping us off and putting profits before the public.
Vasant Chotai, Edmonton
British Rail services were more efficient and cheaper. Bring back British Rail.
At my station, there is no assistance, no plants and no-one who can advise what is happening at any given time.
Kevin Freeman, Glasgow
The people have spoken.
Shirley Clough, Blackpool
Bring back British Rail to save our railways.
John Morris, Chatham
The return of British Rail will see profits repaid to the Chancellor, not to private shareholders.
Gemma Evans, Caerphilly
Power to the people. Down with privatisation.
Hilary Hunt, Market Overton
A rail service where passengers are valued, instead of being ripped off to line the pockets of the already obscenely rich.
Darren Burling, Chester
It’s time for people to take the railways back.
Alan Batcheldor, Frome
If we’re paying for it, it should be ours.
Paul Owenson, Nottingham
Save our railway.
Eddie Klos, Sheffield
How can a fragmented service serve the needs of the UK? Co-ordination and integration of all public transport services is what is required, not mindless competition
John Lean, Maidstone
It is long past the time for our rail network to be returned back to public ownership and to providing reliable, quality service and not just profit.
Margaretha Galt, Cambridge
We pay six times as much as Europe. We need a nationalised railway now.
Chris Winfield, Nottingham
The people who used to knock British Rail aren’t knocking any more are they?
Gwylon Phillips, Aberteifi
Open the line to Aberystwyth from Carmarthen.
Ben Eckersley, Sheffield
People before profit.
Sandra Cunliffe, Coldstream
Any profit made should be re-invested into the service not go to private companies. East Coast rail was great. I can’t believe they lost the franchise.
Anna Farlow, London
The transport system is too disjointed, causing confusion for users and permitting all of those companies concerned to make profits which should, by rights, be OUR profit.