Brian Darvelll, Beverley
It’s been proved they can make money when run by government just like East Coast Trains is. They are being subsidised to the hilt and where is the money going?
John Watson, Brighton
Re-integrate each franchise as it expires, starting with the well-run East Coast line.
Andrew Hoadley, Archway
Profit motive built the railways, when they really competed with one another. Now, and especially after WWII, it is a national asset. It must stay.
Alexander Kershaw, Caterham
Re-nationalisation of the railways would mean more care for people, more efficiency, fairer prices and less stress.
Jennifer Gray, Selby
I travelled with British Rail for many years and it was always good value and the best service. They should have left British Rail alone.
John Roberts, Liverpool
Overcrowding, overpriced, understaffed.
Cameron Christian, Leeds
Run for and by people not for private profit.
Susan Scarth, Edinburgh
Rail travel is a human necessity and should be made accessible to all in availability, price and quality.
Alexander McMahon, Mancot, Wales
Rail travel is a monopoly and private industry has no competitive motivation in running the railways. Therefore they do not respond to customer or worker needs.
David Richardson, Bedlington
Bring back nationalisation.
Elvina Wilson, Brentwood
I totally support this petition.
Julie Woodley, Horsham
Without someone to answer to, privatised companies can walk all over the British public, providing far less for more. It’s time to stop this ludicrous demise of our railway.
Erin Pepper, Liverpool
I’m sick of overpriced train fares. I think it’s disgusting that it is cheaper for people to go abroad than travelling round your own country.
Too many bad experiences, too few characters to write them in. Bring back British Rail.
Jacqui Rowe, Birmingham
I’m disgusted that London Midland has had its franchise extended.
Kathryn Foster, Keighley
We must have a public railway owned by all of us. It is ours and public ownership means a safer service.
Chloe Limb, Tenby
Bring back British Rail.
Simon Botten, Diss
Any train departing within 10 minutes of its scheduled departure time is officially ‘on time’. This shows the mess the system is in; services are totally unreliable.
Helen Ingham, Luton
Privatisation doesn’t work. Nationalisation does, if not interfered with by those with vested interests. Get the country moving and working properly again.
Peter Murray, Doncaster
Let’s turn the privatisation tide.
Nicola Godfrey, Inverness
Another theft which needs to be sorted.
Sarah Macbeth, St Leonards-on-Sea
I’m stick of being overcharged by rail operators who provide disconnected services on dirty, uncomfortable and overcrowded trains.
Bernard Carney, Leeds
Network Rail manager pay is just sickening.
David Salinger, Leeds
Among other evils, the process of privatisation destroyed nearly all of our train building companies.
Nicholas Bigsby, London
Bring back BR.
Tom Ransom, Brighton
Let’s get some pride back.
Gordon Nash, Arlesey.
All energy, all transport and all water in this country should be as in most of the rest of the world – owned by its people.
Mark Gough, Wakefield
Why privatise profits? East Coast mainline proves the point.
Elizabeth Lindsay, Matlock
Before nationalisation (and I was there) people complained about the trains. The same complaints are happening still – fares are beyond reach, and profits exist.
Isabel Shaw, Cardiff
I’ve been a commuter for over a decade and have witnessed cramped trains and steep fare rises. It is time for railways be re-nationalised.