Frank Nicholas Adam
British Rail ought to be brought back for passenger trains in England, Wales and Scotland.
Ben Walsh, Cambridge
I wish to see the railways re-nationalised, because it will be back as a service for the public, rather than a source of cash for the rich.
Mark Wouters, Leeds
Not for profit is the only way forward. “Enslave the private company executives and chairman!”
Liz Moore, Coventry
But not the sarnies.
Mathew Jackson, York
Let’s re-nationalise, standardise and make the railways for the fare-paying public not the fat cat franchise management.
If all else, I miss the lovely design.
Cathal McCarron, London
Philipa Coughlan, Bexhill-on-Sea
Join the national protest on April 1st.
Sue Dockett, Wisbech
It is ridiculous that the rail subsidy is four times higher than in BR days when most of the train operating companies are foreign owned.
Tim Boxley, Graffham
It can’t come soon enough.
David Cross, Hull
Privatisation has made the country poorer. Only big businesses like Virgin are gaining.
Martin Griffiths, Fraserburgh
Take rail transport out of the hands of profiteers and banks.
John Webber, Ware
Bring back our railways.
Joe Rus, Trowbridge
Please bring back a decent, nationalised rail service that is accountable to its customers and not to shareholders and profiteering executives.
Rachel Murray, Brighton
It is unfair that we are paying higher fares than the rest of Europe.
Sid Willard, London
Sort it out and give us back the railways.
Ian Fraser, Harrogate
Everybody, and the environment, benefits from an affordable, dependable and comprehensive public transport system. It should not be run for private profit.
James Dougill, Goole
I fully agree.
Chris Gramger, Kendal
Profit for public services, not shareholders.
Charles Chell, Peterborough
East Coast has given more revenue in three years back to the government than Branson has in 10 years, They are a model company that should have been the bench-mark.
Fiona Potter, Billericay
Unification is the only logical and efficient way to bring mass rapid passenger transit into the 21st century.
Robert Collis, Chesterfield
I remember when it was affordable to travel by train. It’s far too expensive these days, so I use my car. I’m not paying for the greedy fat cats’ huge salaries and bonuses.
Jenny House, Aylesbury
I hate having to split train tickets to get the best deals from different train companies. Bring back sensible pricing and Bring back British Rail.
Andrea Stow, Cleckheaton
It’s a better service when profit goes back into the service not shareholders’ pockets.
Tim Gomersall, Leeds
Time to end this profiteering. Free markets are proving themselves an unsuitable way to run basic public infrastructure, as one would expect when the market is captive.
Ellis Sullivan, Sheffield
I spoke to a man outside the train station on the subject matter and was quite intrigued. I’m only 14 but it’s part of my future so I thought it was a good idea to sign up.
Andrew Dean, Liverpool
Nationalise all the transport and utilities in Britain.
Richard Royle, Lancaster
No state subsidies for private operators to get rich at our expense.
Nathan Hosker, Leeds
Time to bring back what is proudly British, affordable and fair for all members of staff involved.
Jeff McCracken, Glasgow
Socialise BR now.