Tim Wilson, Gateshead
A general strike is the only way we can halt the erosion of our public national services.
Stuart Edwards, Birmingham
Privatisation is rubbish. All that matters is profit, never mind the public.
David Collins, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
It is about time to take back what was taken away and have it returned to the people.
Daniel Dowsing, Bangor
I want a public train service I can afford to use.
Andrew Marsden, Bath
Inconsistent brand identity and decentralised control create confusion for customers and overheads for train operating companies.
Thomas Smith, Chesham
Having so many TOCs does not provide competition, but very complex and expensive fare structures. They should all be merged into a publicly owned company.
Martin Davison, Chesterfield
Re-nationalising our railways is the most cost-effective and operationally efficient thing to do. Private monopolies only work for the shareholders – not the customers.
Tony Thomas, Hitchin
East Coast works well. Why not run the rest the same way?
Richard Love, Stamford
Dr Beeching screwed the railways up. So let’s do the right thing and bring back British Railways. Forget HS2.
Andre Ward, Dudley
Please put a stop to the confusion and make this something to be proud of.
Ian Clark, Northampton
Former apprentice with BRML.
Caroline Taylor-Martin, Bromley
Transport for people, not profit.
If you have to travel from Plymouth to London you really only have one route, so where is the ‘competition’?
Carrie Hedderwick, Sheffield
Privatisation has failed – fragmented services, high fares, health and safety issues, fewer staff and worse to come. No to private profit, Yes to public benefit.
Colin Noble, Huddersfield
My old man worked for British Rail from 1936 to 1967. He was just a driver/labourer, but he loved the job.
Ken Horn, Swadlincote
The deterioration in the rail network since privatisation has been awful. Profit is all they care about and the paying public don’t matter.
Bernadette Urmston, Warrington
I hope this succeeds and is the first of many to be brought back under re-nationalisation, but with a better management structure.
James Ross, Addingham
Get the rail network back on track.
Christine Sweeney, Durham
Privatisation is a mess. It’s just ripping off the public and taxpayers.
Diane Green, Huddersfield
We need investment in new trains. Why would a company with no long term guarantee of keeping its contract invest in new stock?
Adrian Willats, Waterlooville
I started using BR in the 1970s, along with National Bus Company buses. I see nothing wrong with state-owned transport and I support this campaign. I must get the T-shirt.
Holly Roberts, London
It used to be so easy to get anywhere at a reasonable price. Now it’s so difficult with all this profiteering going on.
Craig Armstrong, Warrington
I pledge to add my weight to the fight to put our national rail service back into the hands of people not business.
Patricia Reed, North Shields
The railways were once the envy of the world – now it’s a mess. The pricing strategies make no sense. Plough profits back into British Rail, not shareholders’ pockets.
Jon Carver, Bedford
Private companies messed it up once. Nationalised it had its faults, but this re-privatisation is a disaster. The only investment in our railways is still public.
Elizabeth Cleere, Rye
The railways should be available to everyone, and serve every part of the country. They should not be another way for a handful of already rich people to get even richer.
Sharon Roberts, Colchester
My father, my granddad, my uncle, my ex-partner all worked on BR. How it has been run and maintained the past few years has been of great concern to me.
David Haines, Humberston
Bring it back to stop putting performance ahead of safety.
Polly Thomas, Sheerness
If there’s more than one travelling it’s cheaper by car.