Paul Miles, Crawley
£34.90 every day and still no seat – how can that be right?
Paul Hollister, Stockport
End the fraud and corruption by the City of London and the bought politicians.
Steve Lawrence, Billingshurst
My father was a railwayman all his working life, and I am a railwayman. Please give us back the railway we all need. BBBR.
Terence Hardy, Nottingham
The privatisation was a shambles and the network and whole system has continued to suffer.
Martin Parr, Preston
I am fed up with standing when I travel to and from Manchester. I have to go to Blackpool North to get my train to Manchester so I can get a seat.
Thomas Brewis, Berwick-upon-Tweed
I’m fed-up with fat cats creaming off profit from what should be a nationalised industry.
Neil Turner, Bridgend
It has been one of our most disastrous and pointless privatisations, contradicted by such a large proportion of the TOCs being owned by other countries’ state transport.
John Brice, Ulverston
Anything to keep the fares down.
Christine Gunby, Sheffield
Rail travel should be affordable to all and fares should be at a level to encourage people to abandon their cars and take the train. For the sake of the planet, please.
Garry Martin, Sheffield
The recent East Coast line experience shows it’s the only way to run the railways.
Douglas Searle, Rotherham
Although, fortunately, I no longer have to use the rail service as much as I had to before retirement, I find that the difference in pricing and such like is a minefield.
Catherine Vickery, Market Harborough
Privatisation was the easy way out for Margaret Thatcher – along with selling off council houses. Then energy. Now we are owned by multi-nationals. Give back our transport.
Daman Gaskell, London
Southeastern is the worst train operator ever I have never in four years left or arrived on time and the state of the trains is disgusting.
The government had no right to privatise British Rail – and without our permission. Where does Cameron get off?
Enzo Carrubba, Liskeard
Privatisation isn’t working. We need to secure a future for the youngsters by keeping the railway in the public sector and stopping the fat cats reaping big bonuses.
Sueton Sayers, Wolverhampton
There are far too many different companies operating the railways. It’s far too complicated.
John Carlson, South Shields
I’m sick of expensive fares and low service.
Jill Harland, Durham
Let’s put rail back in public ownership and stop private companies profiting from essential services.
Helka Thompson, Swindon
I agree whole-heartedly with this campaign.
Nick Shepley, Cardiff
Rail is a natural monopoly and therefore all arguments in favour of marketisation are a complete nonsense.
Antonia Martinez, Stockton-on-Tees
With private rail companies one of the main considerations is profit and keeping shareholders happy. Bring back British Rail – a public service that serves the public.
Mark Denny, Wigan
Not-for-profit railway for the people of the United Kingdom would be value for money and not-for-profiteers employment security for rail workers – and would be cheaper.
Susan Scarth, Edinburgh
Rail travel is a human necessity and should be made accessible to all in availability, price and quality.
Alex Lewis, Bangor
Do we not owe this to the future generations? I miss the scene of an InterCity liveried train whizzing past the rural coastlines. British Rail all the way.
Alister McNeish, Reading
Let’s have the profit for the nation – it should cut the deficit a bit.
N P Bradley, Devon
CrossCountry Trains are German. I would like to see British Rail back in the UK.
Paul De La Cruz, Leeds
UK rail is controlled by directors who never get the train. Give us back our rail services that used to be on time, clean and British.
David Cook, Oakham
The present system is crazy.
Ann Smith, Middlesbrough
Travel in Europe is always cheaper and cleaner. Emergency travel to distant family here is too expensive.