Gerry Norvill, Lowestoft
Bring back British Rail to make fares fairer.
Jonathan Brind, Chatham
Private rail simply means private monopolies, and monopolies subsidised by the state.
Marcus Gordon, Mottingham
Our rail network is one of the worst in the developed world. It’s time that changed and private companies aren’t going to want to spend their profits on such a thing.
Spencer Guest, Wakefield
It costs a fortune to get around by rail and you can only go to specific places. It’s meant to be cheaper but costs more than me getting around in my car including taxes.
Paul Tandy, Cheltenham
The current rail franchise system is horrendous and poorly managed.
Chris Marsh, Rustington
I’m fed up with high prices and competing networks.
Steve Pearce, Thatcham
Transport for the people. Allow us to travel safely and cheaply. Bring people back to quality coaches and infrastructure.
Christopher Corbett, London
The public should not continue to subsidise private enterprise.
Jennifer Postlethwaite, Bewdley
Then we might have a suitable rail service near us.
Timothy Barnett, Stoke-on-Trent
We could do with some of the closed stations opening again in Stoke-on-Trent.
Graham Levett, Brighton.
Enough. Privatisation has been an unmitigated disaster.
Clive Nicks, York
I agree in principle to the railways being in public ownership. Credit must be given for improvements in frequency and quality of service, which we don’t want to lose.
The rail companies monopolise the lines, charging whatever they want.
Maggie Kraus, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
The system is at present fragmented, expensive and often badly maintained. The services are ill-co-ordinated and not run for the convenience of the passengers.
Jeffrey Moore, Leeds
Profit is king at the moment. Mammon triumphs again.
Michael Duff, Milton Keynes
I’d like to know how many politicians are connected to and earning money from companies involved in privatisation.
Ashley Colman, Leeds
As in everything else, decent ordinary people are getting ripped off with fares and nothing has improved whatsoever.
Anthony Moule, Knebworth
I’m sick to death of being ripped off to pay shareholders.
Marilyn Muffett, Somerton
We need a decent, integrated rail service in this country.
David Kazwini, Hitchin
Privatisation has raised the prices to fill private pockets, while we suffer poorer transport links and old carriages!
Susan Ashby, London
De-nationalisation of the railways has not worked. Pouring more money in is not the answer. We’ve paid for it so now reclaim ownership.
Frank Rydzinski, Rugby
Bring back publicly-owned transport and stop this nonsense.
Alan Bettridge, London
We need BR back. Why should we pay fat cats to run a system that should be public and run for the public.
Jimmy Ferguson, Kilbirnie
Bring back BR please.
Patrick Phillips, Cardiff
I’m old enough to remember BR and, though it was far from perfect, it performed really well, given how starved of investment it was.
Marianne Gaskell, Wirral
I can’t afford days out with my children on the train any more. They’re late, there’s not enough staff and never enough seats. Profits should benefit the country not shareholders.
Janice Jarvis, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
The current privatised system is ludicrous, unless of course you’re one of the people making nice profits. Most of us just need a decent, simplified, efficient rail system.
Niall Campbell, Braintree
It is disgraceful that an organisation that gets so much funding makes shareholders their priority rather than their customers.
Carole Wheat, Nottingham
I would like to see the rail, water, electricity and gas nationally and not privately owned.
Neel Patel, London
Britain was the leader for transport over the last century. The world looked up to Britain’s expertise in this area. Now under privatisation our railways are only mediocre.