David Zipfell, King’s Lynn
It’s time to end privatisation. As each franchise ends, return it to a public run railway at no cost to taxpayers.
Michael Coleman, Redditch
Let us take it back. It and all the other state companies and the NHS do not belong to a sick bunch of half-wit profiteering politicos to sell off as they wish.
Rolandt Tweehuysen, Kimswerd, Netherlands
The British privatisation disaster has been copied in various European countries, also in the Netherlands.
Catherine Leach, Birmingham
Decent transport and good service for everyone, not profit for the few is essential for a decent society.
Carole Harrison, Redcar
The price of rail travel in this country is absolutely scandalous – a disgrace. It’s time to re-nationalise and become reasonably priced.
Dewi Loveluck, Bridgend
Bring it back!
Joan Vickers, Darlington
A re-unified national rail network could lead to greater efficiency and a less complex pricing system.
David Warner, Warrington
I agree that the rail industry is too fragmented and needs to be brought under one public banner.
Richard Stone, Canterbury
I would like to see is a railway system that is managed and run efficiently with good opportunities for commercial growth and employment. Bring back British Rail.
Tanya Levy, London
Just common sense and not greed.
Robert Mills, Newbury
As a former rail worker I don’t believe privatisation works. Railways should be a service not a business
Matt Irvine, Sheffield
Public ownership of the rail network makes economic sense.
Martin Mills, Tunbridge Wells
Stop foreign companies creaming off the profits.
Zach Elsbury, Melbourne
The rot must stop!
Lesley Typhair, London
We need an integrated national rail system, with profits going back into infrastructure, not shareholders’ pockets.
Jacqueline Kennett, Sidmouth
It’s a disgusting state of affairs.
Martin Ashdown, Ballater
Profits should be re-invested not go into an individual’s pocket.
Rik Manning, Stroud
A railway network based on service not profit. I want a truly inclusive rail service so the average citizen can travel at a reasonable price.
M Wilson, Carmarthen
Privatisation was a disaster for the railways, the passengers, and the employees. Please bring them back into public ownership as soon as possible.
Zach Robinson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Privatised railways cost more to the consumer and the government than nationalised ones.
Nicholas Simcik Arese, Oxford
I’m tired of monopolists extorting from me over an essential service.
Sebastian Hall, London
Our train network is vastly inferior to that of any other major European country, and is an embarrassment.
Audrey Stewart, Hitchin
Surely everyone can now see privatisation is not working? The East Coast line has actually been profitable while it has been run by the state.
Michael Fitzgibbons, Barnsley
I’m ex-railway footplate staff.
Christina Sundborg, Yakima
Please bring back the British Rail for those that need it for transportation. It’s hard enough getting reliable transportation over here.
Paul Bright, Bournemouth
Bringing Back British Rail will save millions of lives on our roads and help save the NHS. It is a sensible way to fix the UK economy.
Tina Richards, Huntingdon
The only sensible rail network is a unified rail network. Bring back British Rail.
Gary Hilsdon, Brighton
Please re-nationalise the services of this country.
Hannah Jones, Bristol
It is currently cheaper for me to drive or even fly than it is for me to catch the train.
James Davies, Leeds
I use East Coast trains which shows what state-owned trains can do for service and value for money. Let’s extend this to the rest of the network.