15 January 2019
The government has appointed Keith Williams as the chair of the biggest review of our railways since privatisation began. This is your chance to have your say over the future of our railway.
You haven't been asked your opinion on privatisation since 1994! Here's your chance:
Comment below to sign this letter and tell Keith why you want to see public ownership of the railways.
Dear Keith Williams,
Our railways are clearly not currently fit for purpose.
Train travel has never been so popular. But the service passengers receive is deteriorating. We've seen repeated delays and cancellations across the network. Trains are overcrowded. Rail fares continue to spiral up and up. Train companies have failed to invest in new infrastructure. Our railways are broken.
We believe that public ownership would help solve these problems - so we're really happy to hear that you've promised to keep public ownership on the table in your review.
By taking private companies out of the rail network, we can:
- Remove shareholder profits from the system and reduce costs.
- Use these savings to fund reduced fares, and a rail service run for people, not profit.
By putting the public at the heart of our railways, we can:
- Ensure they get the investment they desperately need.
- Use this investment to improve services, reduce delays, and upgrade the rolling stock.
76% of the public agree, and we want to see our railways in public hands.
Comment below - Why do you want public ownership of your railways?