Andrew Cooper, Wigan
The railways need to be brought back to the people.
Heather Morton, Grimsby
Hopefully re-nationalisation would help end the enormous discrepancy in fares in different parts of the country.
Steve Reed, Barry
The profits should be ours to be re-invested in the railway network.
Tommy Geddes, Liverpool
The private system is shockingly badly run. We need a government to run it without greedy eyes on profit.
Allen Teare, Bishop Auckland
Return railways into public hands, so that profits can be returned to the railways to improve services rather than the money going to shareholders.
Noni Peters, Crewe
Just bring it back. It can’t go on the way it is now.
Jim Shannon, Harrogate
Privatisation means low wages and worse terms and conditions for staff, excessive returns for management and corporations, and poorer service for the public.
Thomas Burke, Oldham
What gives this Coalition the right to sell off the Royal Mail against the wishes of the British people? I’m more than unconvinced. Stop this now.
I’m completely disgusted with all aspects of the rail service in the UK since its privatisation. Extortionate fares, constantly late trains, penalisation of customers.
Bruce Scott, Leigh-on-Sea
I am an occasional user, not a commuter. On those occasions when I do travel the dis-service afforded to rail users by the current shambles is more than apparent.
Ian Cameron, Scotter
We need a service run for the good of passengers not shareholder profits.
Robbie Lee, Manchester
I am utterly dis-satisfied with the level of corruption, incompetence, and lack of respect our current railway system has. The people should suffer no more.
Geoff Walker, Stoke-on-Trent
Time for a real change in politics, time for the nation’s good and the welfare of all, not just shareholders.
Vivienne Roberts, London
Privatisation has been a complete failure, inept, heavily subsidised and confusing.
Nick Troth, Doncaster
The rolling stock on Northern Rail is shocking. The fares even on East Coast main line are daylight robbery.
Ian Halsall, Bath
I wouldn’t go back to the old British Rail, but East Coast demonstrates how a not-for-profit company can still deliver good service and value for taxpayers.
Thomas Freegard, Swindon
Public ownership is the only way to ensure investment in the future, lower fares, more staff and a railway that works for everyone.
Paul Tiebout, London
Bring it back. Things are a joke with these companies.
C Mac, Dingwall
Wallace Traill, Bathgate
Laissez-faire capitalism – where the taxpayer contributes to shareholder dividends via subsidies. Seems eminently fair to me?
Mark Edwards, Tywyn
Arriva Trains Wales hands down the worst operators ever. Very expensive. Late and old trains which belong in a museum not the track.
Tony Hagon, Wick
Under this regime there isn’t any real competition. Let the train companies have to maintain their own permanent way etc. Profits?
Ben Burman, Radlett
Re-nationalise the railways. Renew East Coast’s contract to continue running that service in the interests of the people of this country.
Fraser Henderson, London
Bring it back but make it the John Lewis method, where everyone is equal.
Alix Heywood, Holmfirth
Christopher Quinn, Dunstable
The railways should be owned as being part of the country’s infrastructure.
Jerry Cooper, London
We taxpayers are paying more in subsidy to the private companies that run the railways now than we ever did when it was state-owned. Re-nationalise now.
John Heathcote, Ludlow
Railways should be in public ownership.
Tom Lovelock, London
As soon as possible.
Samantha Stevens, Caterham
I’m exasperated by the appalling service of Southern Rail.