Julie Elphick, Witney
One ticket, one destination, one rail company. Simplicity. Bring back British Rail.
Ian Harvey, Norwich
The Norwich to London service is appalling under a privatised system. Old rolling stock, high fares and dreadful timing and timekeeping.
Helen Behagg, Kettering
Free tea and coffee is a must for the British traveller.
Alex Veysey, Meopham
Southeastern are a disgrace.
Barry O’Toole, Liverpool
Private sector vultures have destroyed the railways. We will take them back by force if necessary.
Stephen Driver, Isleworth
I want a nationalised railway that brings down rail fares. All private companies want to do is make money and line the shareholders’ pockets.
Samuel Nelson, Erskine
Join up the dots.
Paul Monaghan, Liverpool
Scrap the corrupt privatisation model. Justice for the 99%.
Katherine Dixon, Bristol
Why shouldn’t the profits go back into the company instead of into individual’s pockets?
Graham Ross, Glenrothes
This is undoubtedly the way forward for many privatised institutions.
Bill Breakell, North Yorkshire
Privatisation is not serving the needs of the nation, passengers, the economy nor the environment. We need to put our heads together and create a ‘new’ British Railways.
Steve Cobb, Ashford
Time for a change. Commuters have increasingly been mugged off by the rail companies and Network Rail for too long.
Jonathan Gulliford, Merthyr Tydfil
The railways belonged to us before they were sold off. Re-nationalise British Rail and use any profits to re-invest in the infrastructure, not line the pockets of the rich.
Romney Johnstone, Anstruther
British Rail proved it could run an efficient and cost-effective service in the run up to privatisation. It should never have been sold off.
Simon Pickles, Enfield
Rail, NHS, Mail. These are core social services and should not be run for profit. Directly Operated Rail has proved this will work.
Lucy Gaster, London
The rail service in this country has only got worse and more expensive since being privatised. Run it for the people not the fat cats.
Matthew Lee, London
It’s time to bring back the public service ethos in our railways.
Janice Hine, Brockenhurst
Simple pricing please and non-hiked prices on the day. One company for one country please.
Naomi Brown, Southampton
Give the railways back to the public. Private ownership doesn’t work. It’s not a new idea and it can be done with next to no cost. What are they playing at?
Keith Graham, East Boldon
Repeat East Coast success across the nation.
Judith McFarlane, Bedford
Give the railways back, and get freight off the roads.
Graeme Payne, South Shields
Just as we have seen in the privatised bus industry, services are run solely for the benefit of the shareholders, with little regard for passengers or employees.
Alan McDonald, Clackmannan
ScotRail is a joke. See #failrail for details on Facebook. No seats 40% of time, 30 or more minutes delayed or just fully cancelled.
Geoffrey Bottoms, Sheffield
People before profits.
Christine Cooney, Chippenham
Give people the incentive to ditch their cars and be more environmentally friendly.
Colin Bryan, Newport
National Rail would be far better than what we have now.
Justin Grasty, York
The only way to travel that makes sense. By the people for the people. The competition fallacy has derailed with the success of East Coast thus far.
Steven Toms, York
The railway needs investment in rolling stock to relieve overcrowding. The present system cannot deliver this.
Jim Allen, Brighton
First Capital Connect London to Brighton service is dreadful. Old trains, noisy, rattley, uncomfortable, freezing cold or baking hot. It’s a complete rip off.
Ken Dixon, Harare, Zimbabwe
De-privatisation and de-Beeching essential to the nation.