Christina Shaw, Leeds
I’d so like to see fares come down and more room on trains, as they are the most economical on the environment.
Joseph Burnham, Sheringham
For-profit ownership of the rail service simply doesn’t work. In most rural areas there is zero competition, so zero incentive for improvements or price reductions.
Ternan Macnamara, Thirsk
The first experiment in private management of transport in this country ran for 100years – the turnpike system. It ended because it was useless and expensive.
Ross Atherton, Dunfermline
Nationalise the railways.
Robin Carr, Birmingham
Some things are better in public hands. British rail is one of them.
Dave Leonard, Liverpool
l firmly believe in the nationalisation of British Rail.
Gary Hale, Evesham
I work for one of the unpopular train companies operating in the UK, and the vast majority of frontline staff want BR to return. Obviously upper management don’t.
Simon Alcock, Whitby
Too much taxpayers’ money going into private hands.
Cathy Moss, Redditch
Rail should be the transport of the future and part of a government environmental public transport strategy – public being the operative word.
Luis Osborne, Bexhill-on-Sea
I’m fed up having to get on a bus when I’ve paid for a train. There’s engineering on the lines every weekend.
Ned Lane-Barry, Leeds
Bring back British Rail.
Caroline Pickering, Northallerton
The success of the East Coast Line clearly demonstrates how much better the railways are in public ownership.
Ryan Virgo, Oxford
I’ve been using the railway for 14 years. Over the past four years my weekly ticket has gone from £104 to £129. All we see is these private companies making extortionate profits.
Alina Popa, Reading
Working hard to make the stations look ‘pretty’ whilst service gets worse.
Alan Brown, Basingstoke
Leslie Barrett, Rugby
How many directors and shareholders are taking a cut out of the present arrangements?
Richard Le Corney, Nottingham
Public ownership for public transport.
Edward Currie, London
As an artist and member of Equity, we often have to travel at short notice. Our current rail system does not work for me. It’s expensive and unreliable.
Bertie Shaw, Deal
I believe that without the involvement of private companies the railways would have little investment. I do believe in a national passenger operator (but just that).
Michael Woodward, Nottingham
If the East Coast mainline can be run at a profit by the public sector, so can the rest of the network.
John Yarnell, Nottingham
We need a unified rail system where one, public, not-for-profit owner manages the whole system – i.e. trains, track signalling, scheduling etc.
Jim Read, Chesterfield
Perhaps we shall see some sense when the Cons and the Labour join forces.
Tom Tyler, Kent
The system we have at the moment is not working and is not very good!
Peter Rivet, Lancaster
We have to put up with some of the world’s most expensive train fares. Why?
Thomas Broome, Hayward’s Heath
Three painful words – Govia ThamesLink Railway.
Colin Ives, Wigan
The privatisation has been a sham and a travesty.
Patricia Crow, Jarrow
It should be a service, not a cash cow for shareholders.
Alessandro Marini, Glasgow
This is extremely important, not only for our economy, but for the people who live in this country. People are unable to see each other due to high travel fares.
Carole Williamson, Durham
Essentials like travel and public services and utilities should be run by us, for us.
Graeme Dawes, Uckfield
Let’s have our National Transport System not for profit.