Paul Wheeler, Birmingham
Bring back British Rail. Simplify train fares – one ticket and price for any train, not separate tickets for Virgin, Cross Country, London Midland etc.
Alex Harvey, Wantage
Richard Procter, Ipswich
The sooner the better, Trains in East Anglia are old, dirty and expensive.
Adam Eveleigh, Aylesbury
The prices will keep going up and up under the pointless, anti-competitive, inefficient franchising system. The government should take back Britain’s railways.
Mike Noble, Sunderland
Not one day goes past without a message on car radio listing rail delays.
Brian Cobb, Newton Abbot
What a mess.
Richard Lee, Liverpool
There are too many outside contractors. It’s a real mess and needs sorting out.
A uniform train regulation and pricing structure please. Trains for people, with enough carriages and enough seats and a reliable service.
Sandra Reardon, Montgomery
We want a public rail service that functions to serve passengers, not shareholders.
Ray Goodwin, Totnes
I’m a full time student studying art and design at Exeter. A return for me from Totnes is £11.70..with a rail card. That’s daylight robbery.
Ethan Humble, Whitby
Bring Back BR.
Jacqueline Jackson, Chichester
Trains should be in nationalised ownership.
Barry Wilkinson, Aldershot
Re-nationalise the railways. They are for transport for all of the nation and should be nationally owned.
Ian Small, York
The financial success of the East Coast publicly owned company should convince government that good public railways can work.
Terry Barnard, Bridgend
Privatisation is just a legal rip-off to the public in general.
Gerry And Brenda Leach, Leeds
On leaving school in 1957 I worked for British Rail for 14 years. Whilst it wasn’t perfect, it was affordable for working people. It was privatised and everyone knows the rest.
Melvyn Dalley, Sheffield
Privatisation has failed, as it seems do in most public services.
Patricia McCarthy, Milton Keynes
The management of rail services has been a shambles since privatisation. This essential service needs socially responsible national management.
If the government needs 70+ academic reports and a year’s success in Oz to put cigarettes in plain boxes, where is the similar level of proof that rail privatisation works?
Bring back the railway as a national asset for national advantage – it needs us.
We commuters have had enough of private train companies running a monopoly and putting cash before customers.
Colin Matthews, London
Little chance for something that was not on the agenda of any of the main parties, but more important now than ever.
Bob Pinder, Hebburn
I worked for British Rail in 70’s – the butt of everyone’s jokes, but a fully inclusive company. No franchises. Now everyone is paying for privatisation, profit and greed.
Patricia Sever, Birmingham
British Rail should never have been privatised and, if at all possible, should be re-nationalised
Barb Sheppard, Windermere
I am really fed up about the sky-rocketing price of train tickets brought about by the “free market” model. My family are scattered and can rarely afford to get together.
Adam Fisher, York
We need this.
Carolyn Saunders, Stoke-on-Trent
A country-wide rail system needs a single national point of control and investment.
Alan Hird, Basingstoke
That was a terrible bodged privatisation in 1995 and needs to be completely reversed.
Mark Larter, London
For the people.