Stephen Doggart, Dundee
We are supporting the network with our taxes. Let’s get something back from our investment. Nationalise Now. Put the people back in charge.
Graham Chadwick, Littleborough
The sooner the better.
Steve Radford, Poulton
Privatisation has had the exact opposite effect that we were promised.
Stewart Bramman, Doncaster
The railways are farcical. Stop this fragmented system and bring back common sense.
Stephen Peacock, Leeds
The railways, like other public services such as buses, water, electricity, gas and the Royal Mail should all be in public ownership.
Thomas Davis, London
I believe the new rail ticket design is confusing for all and unfair for people with sight problems. The design needs to revert back to the old one.
Tim Stevens, Peterborough
BR was a nationwide co-ordinated rail system. BR needed much less government subsidy than the current fragmented privatised system. Bring back BR.
Sarah Richards, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
A railway system should be a public and publicly-owned service, not a profit-driven company.
Pat Cunningham, Liverpool
Great grandfather, grandfather, uncle and father all worked for the railways. Dad said if service was privatised we would regret it – how true!
Helen Amphlett, Tewkesbury
Completely overpriced for the service and comfort of the trains. Always my last resort.
Benjamin Walker, Manchester
Privatisation of such a valuable service was a catastrophe from the start, so let’s rectify the mistakes of the past.
Adam Hiley, Upminster
good luck with Your campaign
James Andrew Robson, Leeds
Put passengers before profits. We’re the only country in Europe that has a privately-run national railway network, with poor governmental control and ‘toothless’ regulators.
Louis Boyce, Kingston-upon-Thames
Once upon a time we, the common people of the UK, did own BR. Then we gave it away to the rich kids to play with.
Nicholas Cleverley, London
Make rail public again.
Buckie Bhoy, Dumbarton
I use the train all the time and some of the fairs are unreal for long journeys. It costs me just over £20 for a return to Edinburgh from Dumbarton.
Michael Crook, Hucknall
Profits at all levels instead of one public service.
Alex Gordon, Bristol
You know it makes sense.
Martin Tolley, Ipswich
The rail system needs to be brought back into public ownership. Private companies have lumbered from one disaster to another. It’s not value for money.
Andrew Moody, Warrington
Service not profit.
Jonathan Sussams, Lewes
The land, its resources and its infrastructure belong to the nation.
Joan Lawson, Berwick-upon-Tweed
It is nonsense to privatise an industry and then subsidise all or part of it while shareholders still expect a profit.
Ian Westbrook, Folkestone
I’m tired of a Trabant service at Rolls Royce prices. We need a nationalised railway run for the benefit of people, not profit.
Richard Love, Stamford
Dr Beeching screwed the railways up. So let’s do the right thing and bring back British Railways. Forget HS2.
Maureen Parnell, Edinburgh
Please re-nationalise all the other railways and keep the East Coast public. The evidence is clear. It is so much better than the others.
Martin Griffin, Edinburgh
The franchises bloat the cost of management of the railways. The shareholders – often foreign national railways – are not investing profits in the UK rail companies.
Michael Prato, Exeter
Public transport is a common good best provided collectively at cost.
Aud Jones, Leicester
Far too expensive and people getting rich on the back of it. Let’s subsidise and bring down prices, not make fat cats richer.
Sarah Dewing, Epsom
People before profit’ says it all. Rail network is crucial for the nation on so many different levels. We can’t leave it up to companies whose only concern is the bottom line.
David Eldridge, Wallingford
I’ve had enough of this privatised rail charade, costing taxpayers more and more. East Coast Direct Rail is the right approach. Re-open strategic lines, e.g. Oxford-Cambridge.