Julian Clark, Swindon
Rail privatisation was never going to work. We need a fully-integrated, national rail system where there can be no confusion. I back a public rail system to the hilt.
David Scott, East Linton
We need a rail network that serves the people and isn’t there for private profit.
Richard Jarvis, Leicester
Train fares are just too high. I work for a charity and year-on-year increases in ticket prices wipe out any salary increase I receive.
Suzie Litton-Wood, Derby
It would be great if it actually happened, but unlikely I fear with this Tory-led government.
Paul Bright, Bournemouth
We’re bringing back Great British Rail with Sir Jeremy Corbyn in 2017 to make the UK OK.
Elizabeth Ellis, Oakham
Travelling by rail should be at the heart of our transport system, popping on and off a train instead of waiting in endless traffic queues on our overcrowded roads.
Raymond Raw, Seaton Sluice
Why sell it off if it works? Money for the boys.
Andrew Marriott, Loughborough
Rail travel that people can afford, not lining pockets of the rich.
Barnaby Green, London
Irene Lovell, Romford
Railways run as a public service, not as a money making operation . Profit should be ploughed back into operation to continually improve service.
Michael Mccarthy, London
Privatisation has failed and is a rip-off, just as many of us said when this misbegotten scheme to enrich investors was hatched.
Ross Williams, Gravesend
Privatisation was a really stupid idea.
Margaret Al-Rekabi, Nottingham
When British Rail was in existence the price of a journey was set. 1st and 2nd class. Now it is a muddle and many different fares depending on when you book. Not good.
Kay Hallam, Tadley
The trains are overcrowded, overpriced and cost the tax payer more than when nationalised. They used to be a bit scruffy but at least you got a seat.
James France, Edinburgh
From the customers’ point of view, give me three benefits of privatisation.
Moira Uddin, Berwick-upon-Tweed
I’ve just had the most appalling journey recently, with every leg of it fraught with rail company failings. Please bring back British Rail.
Hugh Terry, Reading
I would scrap HS2 in favour of a high-speed north-south freight line running along the course of the Great Central and reopen vital link and branch lines cut by Beeching.
Kim Rowling, Newton Aycliffe
More people would use railways if they were more affordable.
Lorna Robertson, Surrey
An essential service should not be run for profit but as a service.
Fred Manning, Maidstone
Privatisation has been a complete and expensive shambles. Bring back British Railways.
Maureen Wakefield, Ipswich
British Rail should never have been privatised.
Robin Lee, Lochwinnoch
Nationalise the whole thing, undo the Beeching cuts and then expand the network!
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.
Juliet Chard, London
Why can’t we have a rail service we are proud of?
Liam Murphy, London
The new timetables are terrible and on top of this there are frequent cancellations and short trains resulting in overcrowding.
Chris Blackmore, Melksham
We need a proper railway system again, not HS2.
Liz Grant, Camborne
I would like British Rail back as, at the moment, if I were to try to buy a ticket for a train journey, I just would not know how to find the price or the timetable.
Peter Bailey, Cambridge
Sucking profit out of transport has left it disorganised, expensive and fragmented.
Barrie Anderson, Ware
I’m sure a re-nationalised railway would be better value for the taxpayer. Cut out all the overpaid lawyers writing unnecessary contracts between too many businesses.
Naomi Wallace, Otterburn
Stop wasting tax payer money on private rail. Bring back public owned transportation.