Russell Pritchard, Colwyn Bay
Not for profit.
Clare Atkins, Edinburgh
Let’s look to other European countries where the railways and other forms of transport are in public ownership. We got it wrong but we can still make it right.
Gareth Williams, Reading
We have tried privatisation and it clearly hasn’t worked. I’m happy to support this new initiative.
Barry Wilkinson, Aldershot
Re-nationalise the railways. They are for transport for all of the nation and should be nationally owned.
One of the easy options for reducing CO2 emissions, would be to encourage people to use trains, not do the complete opposite.
Drewe Shimon, Aylesbury
There can be no alternative, if ever this nation’s transport system is to simplify itself and return to its former glories, but a return to nationalisation.
Charlie Furness, Cardiff
Appalling quality and ludicrous prices of rail in the UK are uneconomical, unfair, and do nothing but push commuters to use cars. Nationalisation is for the common good.
George O’Mahoney, St Leonards-on-Sea
It’s the intelligent and rational thing to do.
Barbara Thomas, Dorchester
If it worked here before it’ll work again. I will use it a lot more if British Rail returns.
Jerry Hepworth, Lowestoft
This country, which invented railways, deserves an integrated, comprehensive and affordable railway network. No more foreign-built rolling stock. Let’s buy British.
Iain Wordsworth, Sheffield
It is more than time to end this absolute shambles that gives us the worst and most expensive railways in Western Europe.
Anna Donfrancesco, Forest Row
Exploitative and uncaring. Profit before humanity and safety. It is despised by everyone.
Joe Loughrell, London
Enough is enough, I don’t care about fancy stations with shops and restaurants. I just want to go to work and get home with the minimum fuss.
Wilfrid McNeill, Manchester
The private rail companies of the UK are an absolute disgrace. Re-nationalise now.
Martin Powell, Wigton
Disabled people need to be able to bring tricycles on trains.
Alex Williams, Bradford
Having a nationalised train service is essential to providing our country with an effective, affordable and consistent service.
John A K Davies, Haverfordwest
It is galling to learn that privatised Arriva Trains Wales is owned by Germany’s state railways.
Gary Rowen, Bromley
We need all our vital necessary services back, including rail. Affordable services are needed for the benefit of the many, not for lining the pockets of the few.
Fiona Wright, London
Enough is enough. Let’s get back to a joined-up rail system.
Chrissie Storey, Morden
It’s time we got back to basics. One network with a commitment to providing an efficient service without the need to rip off the passengers. Bring back British Rail.
Maya Bhogal, London
People not profit.
Sarah Robinson, Liverpool
Public transport should be exactly that. accessible to the public with ease and affordable..
Jonathan Kershaw, Salisbury
Private companies’ primary duty is to their shareholders, not passengers. People (workers) and service should come first, not profit.
Ann Welton, Orpington
British Rail always provided a good service. If you got a job with them it was for life.
Neil Merrett, Nottingham
Put people’s rail service back with the people.
Graham Sharman, Peterborough
British Rail was using no subsidy when privatised. Now we have a company with a massive subsidy.
At my local station there are no staff after 11am. The platforms are ill-maintained, railings missing and graffiti and litter everywhere.
Jane Bunting, Bristol
We will never have reliable weekend travel while shareholders matter more than rail users.
Mark Lansbury, Isle of Wight
People Not Profits.
Julia Vango, Shepperton
Bring back British Rail, so that we can try to make rail travel what it once was.